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Prowler Caw! Caw! Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
Caw! Caw!
Dec 13th 2018 at 11:06:40 AM

Peele's second horror movie, coming March, has a new poster, and a summary:

A mother (Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o from Black Panther, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and 12 Years a Slave) and a father (Winston Duke from Black Panther) take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends (including Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss from TV series The Handmaid’s Tale). But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.

A trailer drops on Christmas.

Dec 13th 2018 at 11:25:39 AM

Any idea what these visitors might be ?

Dec 13th 2018 at 12:58:30 PM

Really excited for this one.

TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Dec 13th 2018 at 4:30:44 PM

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I have 3 hunches:

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Dec 13th 2018 at 5:42:15 PM

Those hands suggest something off.

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."
HamburgerTime My OTP is more obscure than yours from Obscure ship avatar for February Relationship Status: I know
My OTP is more obscure than yours
Dec 13th 2018 at 6:10:29 PM

Will this one be a social satire too, I wonder?

The pig of Hufflepuff pulsed like a large bullfrog. Dumbledore smiled at it, and placed his hand on its head: "You are Hagrid now."
Prowler Caw! Caw! Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
Caw! Caw!
Dec 19th 2018 at 3:14:27 PM

Promos are out alluding to something called "the Untethering" that revolves around the scissors on the poster.

Dec 20th 2018 at 8:15:27 AM

Will this one be a social satire too, I wonder?

black hands holding a golden pair of scissors in the poster

A mother (Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o from Black Panther, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and 12 Years a Slave) and a father (Winston Duke from Black Panther)

Yeeeeeah I'm suspecting the villain is going to be some metaphor for racism, and that this will be social satire.

I really need to watch Get Out some time. It's been on my radar for awhile now. I had so much about it spoiled I kind of put it to the wayside.

Edited by Soble on Dec 20th 2018 at 8:17:56 AM

Always a student.
Prowler Caw! Caw! Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
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Dec 23rd 2018 at 9:25:55 PM

The latest word on it makes it sound like some sort of monster movie wherein the monsters become doppelgangers of their targets.

TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Dec 24th 2018 at 4:40:27 AM

[up] So it's like Invasion of the Body Snatchers, but with racism probably?

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Prowler Caw! Caw! Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
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Dec 25th 2018 at 7:24:57 AM

Edited by Prowler on Dec 25th 2018 at 8:43:30 AM

Dec 25th 2018 at 8:46:24 AM

Now I'm going to be worried whenever I hear I Got 5 On It

TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Dec 25th 2018 at 9:21:13 AM

Yeah. No. Couldn't will myself to watch the trailer, so I looked around for stuff talking about it and apparently...the main characters are dealing with a cult that consists of evil doppelgangers of themselves.

So it might be not so much Invasion of the Body Snatchers, but more like Invasion of the Body Duplicates or some other horror movie dealing with duplicates. Regardless, maybe I wasn't so far off on that "aliens" theory I spitballed earlier.

Okay, I know being asked to voice the poop emoji in The Emoji Movie shocked him into quitting acting to be a filmmaker (yes, really), but honestly, where does Jordan Peele get these ideas?

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ShirowShirow Eat the rich from Land of maple syrup Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
Eat the rich
Dec 25th 2018 at 1:44:32 PM

I can't remember the last time a trailer actually scared me.

Bleye knows Sabers.
theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Dec 25th 2018 at 4:32:24 PM

I imagine it’s something like an attempt at Kill and Replace?

That is the face of a man who just ate a kitten. Raw.
Dec 25th 2018 at 4:34:30 PM

That was creepy as fuck. And far more apocalyptic in scope than I was expecting.

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The Unnamable
Dec 29th 2018 at 5:35:11 AM

There is some seriously weird-ass, surreal Jacob's Ladder / Silent Hill / David Lynch shit in there if you slow it down. (What the hell is with the hallway full of rabbits?)

At least ninety percent of this world's problems are caused by full-grown adults acting and thinking like spoiled children.
Prowler Caw! Caw! Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
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Dec 30th 2018 at 9:34:14 AM

Cloning Blues, presumably.

The usage of "I Got 5 On It" is brilliant, but it's ridiculous seeing people try to decipher it in the trailer comments when it's just a song about scoring weed.

Peele says there's not any deliberate racial subtext like in Get Out, but something tells me that's gonna be hit with Death of the Author by some people.

theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Dec 30th 2018 at 1:58:52 PM

At least that way he won't end up like Neil Blomkamp, who dresses up the same political opinions in different sorts of science fiction movies.

That is the face of a man who just ate a kitten. Raw.
Dec 30th 2018 at 2:34:12 PM

Nothing insightful to add, but hearing "I got 5 on it" used in a commercial made me feel old AF.

TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Dec 30th 2018 at 3:08:55 PM

So...anyone heard of the possibility this movie's set in the same universe as Get Out?

I recall someone on Twitter speculating that the main African American family is actually a family of whites in control of black bodies and the so-called group of invaders is the actual African American family revenge-rampaging for their lives back after Chris Washington wrecking the Armitage cult inspired them to fight back...or something.

But then I realized that wasn't how that you-know-what worked in Get Out, so...

Or maybe the family were victims of an earlier process of the you-know-what and it involved switching brain tissue with bunnies.

Wait. No. That doesn't sound right either...

Never mind, my brain hurts...tongue

Edited by TargetmasterJoe on Dec 30th 2018 at 6:17:29 AM

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Dec 30th 2018 at 3:10:50 PM

Don't think there's any need to spoiler tag guesses.

TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Dec 30th 2018 at 3:18:49 PM

[up] Eh, fine. I fixed it. I'll just assume you guys at least know what happens in Get Out.

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Dec 30th 2018 at 5:28:42 PM

Given that Peele said the movie is not about race, I really don't think so.

“Very important for me was to have a Black family at the center of a horror film. It’s also important to note that this movie, unlike Get Out, is not about race. It is instead about something I feel has become an undeniable truth. That is the simple fact that we are our own worst enemies.”

theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Jan 2nd 2019 at 9:58:06 AM

If anything it's a movie about inner darkness

That just happens to have progressive casting by making it a family of black people, rather than conventional horror movies where the family is white.

That is the face of a man who just ate a kitten. Raw.

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