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gropcbf from France
Mar 31st 2019 at 4:04:05 PM

[up] And did he also not notice the heat on his back several seconds before that? I cannot explain that (although he might be *very* dedicated to his imitating act). Obviously by the time Pluto burns it is too late for him to drop a burning match into non-burning gas.

One can also notice that the Tethered don't seem to be very serious about surviving. For instance Red seems to be able to easily defeat Adelaide, but chooses to play with her instead. That is not very consistent with the immigration/class struggle theme (the poor or immigrants would be determined to survive).

Edited by gropcbf on Mar 31st 2019 at 1:10:24 PM

Weirdguy149 The sleeping royal from Galar Relationship Status: I'd jump in front of a train for ya!
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Mar 31st 2019 at 6:40:01 PM

I respect Us for making "Fuck the Police" work in a horror setting.

I say, fitting time for a nap, eh what?
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My OTP is more obscure than yours
Mar 31st 2019 at 7:56:25 PM

Count me in the group that didn't see the twist coming. I was sure SOMEONE would get replaced by their Tethered at some point, because why do an Evil Twin movie if you're not going to do that, but I didn't have any real ideas for how it would be done, and certainly wasn't expecting the replacement to have already happened.

The pig of Hufflepuff pulsed like a large bullfrog. Dumbledore smiled at it, and placed his hand on its head: "You are Hagrid now."
WoodyAlien3rd from Persimmon Land (Italy) Relationship Status: Owner of a lonely heart
Apr 5th 2019 at 3:04:02 AM

Disclaimer: I am not American, nor I did live there, so maybe I missed some of the context. But I did find this film a step behind Get Out.

As much as I loved every part of that one, I found Us to be contrived and muddled in its metaphors, and also kind of narm-y in several moments. I found all the last part in the tunnels to be unintentionally comedic, including the dance battle, and the explanation that the red jumpsuit/single glove outfit combo was inspired by Michael Jackson made everything even more hilarious. Not to mention that the rules of the Tethered are very inconsistent, and also add to unintentional comedy: like, if I'm going to the toilet, does my clone shit himself?. And as a pure horror movie I found it a bit disappointing, since the initial tension is replaced by some (in my opinion) wacky and bizarre scenes.

There's also some unexplained things, like Red's revelation that "god" told her to reclaim the aboveground world. Who was that "god"? The scraggly guy with the Jeremiah 11:11 sign?

Lyendith I'm not insane, I'm not… not insane! from Bègles, France Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
I'm not insane, I'm not… not insane!
Apr 8th 2019 at 5:25:11 AM

Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them.

(Jeremiah 11:11)

…I don't think there is any particular meaning to the reference to God. She's basically saying "I found my mission in life".

Flippé de participer à ce grand souper, je veux juste m'occuper de taper mon propre tempo.
Jan 20th 2020 at 5:26:52 AM

A Year Later, Jordan Peele Has Some Ideas About What the Tethered From Us Might Be Up To

“The shorthand cheap version that I sort of would throw out as the general starting point guideline is, they’re doing what we’re doing but the scary version. Whatever that means, it’s the scary version. And the momentum that we’re trying to build thematically in the movie is trying to get to this idea that the version up here, the normal version, may be just as crazy as the below version even though we’re used to this kind of insanity. You know, our mania is in consumerism and one-upmanship, in cutting our faces open, going to amusement parks where we pay money to get in these devices where we scream. I wanted to sort of put this connection together [so], at the end of the film, you’re sort of left unsure who the scarier ones are.”

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