Are you still trying to put together the twisted end of Us ? Let us explain.
Jordan Peele is not afraid of his ambitions in Us, the successor to the writer and director of the Oscar-winning Get Out. The new American nightmare may not be as well-informed as this social thriller, but it's packed with ideas, unexpected twists and clever nods of pop culture in the 80s that Peele grew up with. It's a skilful, insidious, insidious beast of a movie. And it's never been more disturbing than in his Bonkers Twist End – a final act that throws a powder keg at genre expectations and delivers a haunting political commentary.
Warning: large spoilers over the end of Us below. 1
9659004] To arrive at its end, Us returns to his killer setup. In the expanded opening, a flashback – a device used throughout the film – in 1986, we see a young girl with her two parents arguing in the theme park on the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. She walks away from her father, who is distracted while playing Whack-a-Mole, in a hallway with mirrors that protect themselves from a rainstorm. There she not only finds a distorted image, but another girl who looks exactly like her and turns to her with a slightly scary smile (the film's phenomenal music highlights the weird moments). After 15 minutes, Adelaide returns to her shaken and dumb people and is later diagnosed with PTSD.
Fast forward to the present day and the grown-up protagonist Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong & # 39; o in a complex, curious performance) shows up with her family to her vacation home on the same beach. She is understandably nervous when she relaxes near the same promenade and her son has disappeared for a short time. Soon, her house will be attacked by demonic versions of every member of the family dressed in red overalls and hand-to-hand.
That's scary enough, but Us unfolds a much thorny premise it's two hours. They are gradually escaping and killing their monster clones – without the help of a police force that never appears, a clear satirical clue to the way black people are treated by authorities – the family goes to their white friends (Elisabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker) house. Instead of protecting themselves, meet more monster clones of the other family trying to take their lives.
Fortunately, the Wilsons turn out to be pretty good at beating the croaking doppelgangers in the head and they're doing it on the street. Us extends its goals a lot: you'll find a huge mass of clones in red overalls that stand hand in hand and form a meandering border around the beach town.
Peele continues to throw back flashes (it gets a bit exaggerated) to explain the final brutal phrase: We find that Adelaide did not manage to flee from her clone on this rainy day in 1986, but instead flees to the underground Tunnel was brought in, where all the clones were living. (A title card beginning Us informs us that under the United States thousands of kilometers of tunnels are concealed, which more or less agrees !) In this underground reality The government created duplicate people in a failed experiment to control the aboveground population, but the Tethers must share a soul with their copies – never reach full autonomy.