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.
Until at least Adelaide's duplicate, which decades ago displaced you in the larger world, so did not speak and the following PTSD Diagnosis: Here Us now becomes confusing and confused The Adelaide we know is actually the Tether During the climax "Red" (who is actually the real Adelaide – but we'll refer to it for clarity's sake) kidnaps Adelaide's son Jason (just got it?).
Adelaide Rising above the Stanley Kubrick-inspired escalator in the Hall of Mirrors, she descends into the underwater world and joins in a duel Red, who voices a monologue on how she was selected, ad the tethered revolution, Adelaide kills Red and rescues Jason, and the family goes to freedom, Adelaide smiles briefly at Jason Car, and it is believed that he knows the true origins of his mother (follow-up alert?). (And what about Adelaide's husband's gift? In a possible Easter egg, he says to his children, "Your mother knows what to do.") A great attitude shows that across the country, Tethers joins the rebellions and reflects the rebellions 80's commercial for Hands Across America, which we saw in the early scenes of the movie.
What seems wrong at this end is that Adelaide, who lied most of her life, seems completely ignorant of what's really going on in most parts of the movie. Your ambivalence could be harbored as the dark secret of your life, or perhaps just forgotten who she really was? However, if one of these things is true, why did the real Adelaide aka Red (who, despite a bizarre moan, despite the fact that she talked perfectly normal as a young girl of about eight years before her concatenation), never speak? Are you confronting her cheater Adelaide, being forced into the tunnels? Most people would be very angry about it and want some revenge! Or you know, at least a conversation .
In their intoxication during the finale Us both get stuck in details of their universe and skip gaping plots. That's basically okay: While this is not a masterpiece at the level of Get Out it's better for his zoomed-out thoughts that far surpass the predecessor's compulsive racial satire. Peele clearly wants to send a message about the currently brutal political climate in the US, where increasingly assorted and like-minded communities are contributing to polarization, and people are able to ignore how the other half lives (thought it) Had it been too controversial, the title of the film could have been light [19459003UsvsThem). This turn of events also has a religious dimension: The Bible Jeremiah 11:11, looked at a sign on the promenade and said, "Therefore says the Lord: Behold, I will bring evil upon them, whom they will not be able to escape, and although they will cry out to me, I will not listen to them. "
Peele insists that we reject our supposed enemies chained to us by nationality, personality and the background of our democracy to a community – to our detriment. Us hints at this with a powerful moment as the Wilson Tethers are asked by the family that has invaded: "What are you?". Red replies, "We're Americans." What does being American mean – sometimes it makes you powerful Other times daunting – and more importantly, denying this title to compatriots is a rich topic for a horror movie. And it's one Us drives home with disturbing force.