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firewriter Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Jan 2nd 2019 at 10:32:30 AM

If Peele makes more black based horror, then he will need to make a shared universe.

Shonen Is Not Just For Boys, Even If Literally Means "Boy".
Protagonist506 from 'MURICA Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Jan 2nd 2019 at 10:47:41 AM

@"It involves racists, aliens, racist aliens"

To be fair, Scary Dogmatic Aliens are pretty common in sci-fi.

"Any campaign world where an orc samurai can leap off a landcruiser to fight a herd of Bulbasaurs will always have my vote of confidence"
firewriter Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Jan 2nd 2019 at 10:56:45 AM

Someone should point this out eventually, but this is just Eddy Murphy's the haunted mansion with the ghosts and mansion replaced with aliens and a rented home.

Shonen Is Not Just For Boys, Even If Literally Means "Boy".
Tuckerscreator from Traveling through the Multiverse Relationship Status: Drift compatible
theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Jan 2nd 2019 at 11:09:18 AM

Yeah, I saw that too.

That is the face of a man who just ate a kitten. Raw.
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Chief of Recap season pictures
Jan 10th 2019 at 12:27:48 AM

Did anyone notice this: when the title is shown in the trailer, with the mirrored faces, the silhouette in between is one of a rabbit? It connects to the brief shot of multiple rabbits in cages, with only one of them being black. What could this mean? I guess it's symbolic of something.

"Never be cruel and never be cowardly. And if you ever are, always make amends."
Jan 10th 2019 at 9:12:13 AM

I did.No idea what it could.mean though.

Feb 3rd 2019 at 8:51:39 AM

The super bowl trailer was released

Feb 3rd 2019 at 10:26:20 AM

I think Ill wait until daytime, thanks.

alliterator How dare you? from Southern California Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
How dare you?
Feb 3rd 2019 at 11:32:51 AM

To be fair, it was released by Jordan Peele himself on Reddit.

"What, you think I won't fight a dinosaur? Are you crazy? All I want to do is fight dinosaurs." — Squirrel Girl
Feb 3rd 2019 at 7:12:37 PM

What does that have to do with Wahab I said ?

alliterator How dare you? from Southern California Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
How dare you?
Feb 3rd 2019 at 8:24:09 PM

Oh, I thought you were waiting because you wanted to watch the official trailer.

"What, you think I won't fight a dinosaur? Are you crazy? All I want to do is fight dinosaurs." — Squirrel Girl
Mar 8th 2019 at 9:38:32 PM

Looks like Jordan Peele will have another huge hit on his hands[1] [2] [3] [4]

Weirdguy149 The sleeping royal from Galar Relationship Status: I'd jump in front of a train for ya!
The sleeping royal
Mar 22nd 2019 at 7:00:33 PM

So Us is out now. Has anyone here seen it yet?

I say, fitting time for a nap, eh what?
JakesBrain The Unnamable from Middle of Effing Nowhere
The Unnamable
Mar 22nd 2019 at 7:09:26 PM

Just saw it. Not as finely tuned as GET OUT — the ending is a little muddy — but Peele really has a well-developed gift for disturbing atmosphere. US isn't as frightening, but it's unnerving as hell.

At least ninety percent of this world's problems are caused by full-grown adults acting and thinking like spoiled children.
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
Mar 23rd 2019 at 5:06:02 PM

That's another for the "great work soured by the ending" category for me. So Adelaide was a "deep mole" for the Tethered the entire time or something? Then why did she fight the Tethered and seem to really love her family while the "real" one acted like a Tethered?

EDIT after checking our page for it: Ah, I see; she wasn't a mole, it's just that both of them "went native."

Edited by HamburgerTime on Mar 23rd 2019 at 7:15:35 AM

The pig of Hufflepuff pulsed like a large bullfrog. Dumbledore smiled at it, and placed his hand on its head: "You are Hagrid now."
Mar 23rd 2019 at 7:01:51 PM

So, spoiler question: I never really got the impression that Real!Red forgot about her past underground. She knew exactly what the Tethered were there for, and even begs Adelaide to leave the kids alone because Red is the real target. A classic "I'm the one you want". And she knew where the hidden door was and her way around the tunnels.

You think that Red is terrified of her twin because of PTSD. Instead, she is fearful because she deeply wronged Adelaide and is terrified she will come back for revenge. If the Tethered are the oppressed underclass, Red is the upperclass that deeply fears revolution. She knows how bad it is, but rather than helping, she ran away, leaving someone else to suffer the same fate. Granted, she was a kid when it all happened, but she happily reaped the benefits of living on the surface as an adult. Knowing that someone is suffering in her place.

What keeps Red sympathetic is her love for her children, her relative empathy for the Tethered versions of her kids, and life in the tunnels being so bad that wanting to escape is understandable.

Edited by SilentColossus on Mar 23rd 2019 at 7:06:02 AM

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
Mar 23rd 2019 at 7:11:54 PM

I'm curious about Red's mention of meeting a "god" that inspired her to begin her anti-Untethered crusade. We never learn who, or what, that might've been. The Order of the Coagula, being a cult, presumably worship something as well; is a Greater-Scope Villain for the Peele Horrorverse being set up?

The pig of Hufflepuff pulsed like a large bullfrog. Dumbledore smiled at it, and placed his hand on its head: "You are Hagrid now."
Mar 23rd 2019 at 7:33:50 PM

I think she means God in the Biblical sense. She feels like this is part of God's plan and she is righteous.

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
Mar 23rd 2019 at 8:01:19 PM

I suspect I got a literal interpretation because a) the movie gave me serious Silent Hill vibes, and b) I'd legit love to see Peele try his hand at a Lovecraftian hellgod.

Edited by HamburgerTime on Mar 23rd 2019 at 10:01:34 AM

The pig of Hufflepuff pulsed like a large bullfrog. Dumbledore smiled at it, and placed his hand on its head: "You are Hagrid now."
gropcbf from France
Mar 24th 2019 at 12:45:31 AM

I really liked this film. It is very well paced and there are many nice shots. It isn't a horror film in the conventional sense. It might be better described as a thriller featuring many horror tropes (and of course it is common for thrillers to be scary).

Some things about the plot are a bit weird, and I can understand why some people think the final reveal is a bit anticlimactic, not only because it is arguably predictable, but also because, arguably again, it doesn't really matter. I suppose one shouldn't overthink the plot or take it too literally.

Edited by gropcbf on Mar 24th 2019 at 8:46:01 PM

Tuckerscreator from Traveling through the Multiverse Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Mar 25th 2019 at 3:43:31 PM

Saw this movie. The kid actors in it must've had so much fun. evil grin

Also this is a good essay about it by Jourdain Searles.

Edited by Tuckerscreator on Mar 25th 2019 at 4:29:21 AM

If your good mood was ruined because you got into an accident with a car...
gropcbf from France
Mar 26th 2019 at 5:54:06 AM

[up] Very interesting indeed.

Tuckerscreator from Traveling through the Multiverse Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Mar 26th 2019 at 11:54:13 PM

Carol Grant writes about this film and the dangers of racial assimilation through exceptionalism.

As a Latinx viewer with immigrant family members, this is a phenomenon I recognize.

And a Jordan Peele-approved thread.

Edited by Tuckerscreator on Mar 26th 2019 at 11:59:31 AM

If your good mood was ruined because you got into an accident with a car...

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