An intelligent, thought provoking message wrapped up in a 'tongue in cheek' Ed Wood style B movie. This sly stab at modern day consumerism and greed is wonderfully played out with the literally 'faceless aliens' slowly brainwashing the poor (via TV) and negotiating with the rich (via their wallets). The film still looks and feels timeless and the message is as strong now as ever with the recent banking crisis fallout still around us while the youth of today stay at home and watch reality TV. This should be a wakeup call for anyone who isn't already woken up. The sign of low star reviews simply reflects people who did not understand the message of the film and were looking to see an all out amazing special effects Sci-Fi experience. Reminds me of all the people who thought 'It's A Wonderful Life' was a 'great little Christmas movie' and failed to realise the dark and deep anti capitalist message within.
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