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Jordan Peele's follow-up to 2017 Get Out has the potential to be analyzed for death. The Internet seeks symbolism, deeper meaning, comments on Generation X, and even political opinions on immigration. It's fine and definitely worth debating, but we won't assume what was inside Peele's head while doing Us . We know that Peele apparently corrected all the theories with a simple tweet:
so we will listen to the guy, a few days before it premiered March 22. Our question doesn't have much to do with the whole of ~ what does it all mean? Instead, we have some very basic, WTF, convenient pressing requests that can potentially be answered by you, dear readers. Let's jump in.
What was the trade in the human chain?
It was based on a real event called Hands Across America. The same guy responsible for the captivating song, "We Are the World," came up with the idea of raising money to fight homelessness and hunger around the country. You can read more about this in this Vanity Fair piece.
But we still don't get why they tamed who seem to have joined the chain of hands when they killed their superior colleagues, created it did not take any donations for anything they had just committed murder. There were probably a few permanent people like the Wilson family who had overruled their tethered, so were they not afraid that the survivors could include helicopter pilots? Or similarly, members of the army who could release missiles on them?
We have to conclude that, like the peoples all over America, they tried to make a statement. But that's … not much of a plan!
How big was this network of tunnels?
We know that the bound Wilson's with Tylers (Elisabeth Moss and he Bro-tastic man and maniacal twin daughters) had colleagues underground. And we saw all the duplicates of the people at the carnival sites, where young Adelaide walked to her danger.
But it is in California in a rather densely populated area. that we literally in Idaho, Montana, Alabama and North Dakota all had tunnels and labs and dorms just below each of their nationals? WTF happened when a crowded L train went through Manhattan? How about when someone came on a plane from San Francisco to Bangkok?
Who created it tethered?
At some point during Red's scary first monologue, she says "a human" or "human" created the plant where they were bound. They are like a species "Americans". It's pretty much everything we get about information about them.