As you may recall, the film is dystopian; depicting Las Angeles during such times with lots of folks in tent cities, struggling to survive, while beneath the human appearance, a relatively few humanoids rule the day.
What remains for one relative newcomer, a main character, is to discover sunglasses that do more than shade; quit the contrary, these lens actually enlighten the wearer as to the truth of what is taking place and still more, the real faces and facades of these humanoids that run things, apparently relegating the public to some form of servility, struggle, amid many illusions, perceptions and propaganda.
THEY LIVE - best quote
Folks are forced into a system to:
- OBEY - without reason or cause
- CONFORM - earnest individualism, as to thinking and being, are forbidden
- CONSUME - a culture of materialism and consumerism
- STAY ASLEEP - living the dream in a dream or tranquil, medicated state
...and so on and so forth.
In the postings to follow, THEY LIVE is the backdrop for examining the current practice and policy of mask-wearing.