They Live is a 1988 American science fiction film directed by John Carpenter. It follows a travelling man in search of work who discovers the ruling class are in fact aliens managing human social affairs through the use of a signal on top of the TV broadcast, concealing their appearance and subliminal messages in mass media.
The film stars Keith David, Meg Foster and professional wrestler Roddy Piper. (Wikipedia)
My interpretation is a bit different. I allow for three layers of interpretation, along the line of THREE DIMENSIONS OF INFORMATION: One is the surface layer, which I call the "metric" dimension, and tends to gravitate around what is detectable by the bodily senses and practical for the body's welfare, and that interpretation would be valid even if "aliens" were merely a metaphor for the "dark side" of humanity, especially when such corruption pools its resources and creates technologically advanced secret societies. I argue that this is a valid interpretation in ANY event. Another is the one this movie shows in its own plot, and speaks for itself in the description above. The third is the Gnostic interpretation, which goes as far beyond the movie's own plot as that goes beyond the normal understanding of reality.
The metric comprehension of reality allows for the understanding of its own transcendence with the the more transmundane interpretation as the movie depicts in the plot due to the mathematical abstraction of the meaning of the mundane interpretation and the transitive property applying it into a conveyance which may transpose contents which can be conceived, even if not directly sensed. This can be extended into a Gnostic interpretation only if one has Nous. That is the metaphysical level of dimensionality. I explained these layers of dimensionality in my much earlier work. There will be more on that later, and more analysis of this movie in a future video. For now, watch the trailer, watch the movie, analyse it, act according to you insights.