Monday, July 14, 2008

They're Here Already! You're Next!

Can't you see? They're after you. They're after all of us.

The climax of one of the best sci-fi movies of all time. It's always been considered to be a thinly-veiled criticism of the McCarthy era (which it certainly was), but it's a pretty malleable metaphor for lotsa things: conformity, religious extremism, fascism, hyper-commercialism. Take your pick.

3 comments:

Irrelephant said...

What an excellent choice! I loved how they had Miles return in the beginning of the 70's era remake. Terrifying movie in all it's aspects. Even the late 80's one with that cute girlie from "Scent of A Woman."

Gordo said...

I'll second that. Excellent, excellent, excellent. That reminds me: I haven't scared the crap out of my son with movie yet. :-D

Mona Buonanotte said...

I'm so embarassed...I haven't seen this. Ever. I suck as a geek.