Film Theory: What Is Us REALLY About? (Jordan Peele's Us)


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  • Emmabelle Glendenning
    Emmabelle Glendenning  2 hours back

    For Halloween me and my family are dressing up as the US family and we are going to recreate the scene in the driveway

    • G Robinson
      G Robinson  9 hours back

      we get it American white people are bigoted trash.....nothing has changed since those days except bigots are more cowardly and soft now

      • Sandeep kamble. Sable
        Sandeep kamble. Sable  11 hours back

        Not just America. But "Modern day man."
        Nowadays everybody prefers to stay afloat on the surface. Able to look through but not caring enough to do anything about it. we live in the flash , flash of wealth, flash of love, flash of loss, flash of happiness, but we put effort for only the first flash because with it we can have flashes of everything. otherwise each would require separate effort. "too much to handle." but if we could taste the flavor of all of them when they're permanent and earned with trouble we would respect whatever we have and whatever everyone else earned. To live harmoniously we gotta dig deeper in ourselves and not be. "EMPTY" I liked how used used it min the video.

        • Subwolfe
          Subwolfe  11 hours back

          As a boater this offends me

          • Sandeep kamble. Sable
            Sandeep kamble. Sable  11 hours back

            Now I had to subscribe.

            • MikebobGaming
              MikebobGaming  12 hours back

              it still strikes me as odd that people thought this was a "Horror" movie, I saw it in the theatre and I walked out of it bored and yawning

              • kitteh
                kitteh  14 hours back

                Well thats why the soviet dream is superior

                • Carbon Cross
                  Carbon Cross  14 hours back

                  really? I thought that was very obvious that everyone should have gotten this

                  • GRIT Poker
                    GRIT Poker  1 days back

                    The title "US" means United States... It all makes sense now!

                    • not mariolevi
                      not mariolevi  1 days back

                      Since when was matpat a communist?

                      • Sarah The Immortal gamer

                        Wears a punk shirt to conform?! I feel really offended (I'm punk)

                        • IV
                          IV  1 days back

                          9:09 he just gave her a fake yeezy bruh fake

                          • Robotic Chaotixs
                            Robotic Chaotixs  2 days back

                            That voice tho are u ok mat???

                            • black-rose
                              black-rose  2 days back

                              Every time I see a disaster movie or horror movie, it’s generally centred and worse in the US and I’m always glad I live in Ireland because even big horrors/disasters forget we’re there.

                              • Sawyer Stone
                                Sawyer Stone  2 days back

                                not gonna lie, still like capitolism

                                • HellO
                                  HellO  2 days back

                                  Jordan peele is a god

                                  • Delta SSiPP
                                    Delta SSiPP  3 days back

                                    A lot people mentioned plot holes in the film but they are there for a reason Peele could have easily explained every little detail but that wasn’t the goal. The plot holes themselves is even symbolic.

                                    • Thomas Willard
                                      Thomas Willard  3 days back

                                      My biggest question is how speech works.

                                      The tethered don't speak.

                                      The real people do speak.

                                      Except that Tethered Adelaide learns to speak, and Red is able to speak in the Tunnels so why wouldn't she teach them?

                                      So why are all the other Tethers mute?

                                      • Jaci Maatu
                                        Jaci Maatu  2 days back

                                        Thomas Willard good question

                                    • Matrinna Woods
                                      Matrinna Woods  3 days back

                                      This video discusses so many elements of the movie that I didn't pay much attention to, having recently watched it just once. However, I did find the "We're Americans." comment odd because I wasn't expecting a national identity to be explicity stated by that character. This video provided some clarity on why that makes sense. I basically summed it all up as a nature versus nurture depiction at its core. I can't elaborate without spoiling the movie...

                                      • NewThaiboy9119
                                        NewThaiboy9119  3 days back

                                        But what are the thetred ones...the "clones".
                                        How are they made, etc...

                                        • Delta SSiPP
                                          Delta SSiPP  2 days back

                                          NewThaiboy9119 it’s even symbolic of the fact the tethered don’t talk. No political ties, no religious ties, no race matters. They’re on one common mission that’s to Unite and if they could talk then politics, religion and race would matter to them meaning they would be of this world

                                        • Delta SSiPP
                                          Delta SSiPP  2 days back

                                          NewThaiboy9119 as far as the Wilsons and the Tyler’s their doppelgängers was a representation of their personal insecurities/ bad traits or whatever they took for granted their was going to excel in it. So it comes down to a battle of the conscious vs the subconscious part of the mind and the conscious killing the subconscious way of thinking

                                        • Delta SSiPP
                                          Delta SSiPP  2 days back

                                          NewThaiboy9119 you welcome. Yes it’s a very interesting movie man it’s so much in this film it’s heavily layered but the overall point is classism. Us vs them, the privilege vs the disenfranchised. But it’s also about mental health, anxiety and it’s even a reference to the crack epidemic in the mid 80s. And the plot holes are symbolic for the inconsistencies within the US. The movie is the US that’s why Peele had Red say we’re Americans but it’s a lot more to it too

                                        • NewThaiboy9119
                                          NewThaiboy9119  2 days back

                                          @Delta SSiPP Allrighty Thank you.
                                          The movie was really something and and we all are kinda left with all sorts of what a movie :p

                                        • Delta SSiPP
                                          Delta SSiPP  2 days back

                                          NewThaiboy9119 and not to confuse you but the group of people that was down below that circled Red was actually human too that’s why in the deleted scene when Red was done dancing they only showed the audience below and their faces remained hidden just like the audience above the only difference is they decided to come forward while the audience above remained seated. Now if they were tethered they would have remained seated also. That was Peele way of letting us know that they were actually people

                                      • Meowtastic _
                                        Meowtastic _  3 days back

                                        Well I’m British

                                        So yeah

                                        • Jaiden
                                          Jaiden  3 days back

                                          I always knew Jordan Peele was full of shit

                                          • y o u t r a i t o r
                                            y o u t r a i t o r  3 days back

                                            Mat,, I started crying when I heard your voice at the start😂😭

                                            • Lexidoodle 63
                                              Lexidoodle 63  3 days back

                                              Me: YAY ALABAMAS TRYING!! BUT NOT REALLY!!

                                              • Alexis  Ruiz
                                                Alexis Ruiz  3 days back

                                                Midsommar needs to be next

                                                • Rose Ogbonna
                                                  Rose Ogbonna  4 days back

                                                  I KNOW WHAT THE RABBITS ARE FOR! IT GOES WITH THE STORY!
                                                  When that guy was telling the story, he said, " When the shadow was hungry, she had to eat RAW RABBIT. "

                                                  • Delta SSiPP
                                                    Delta SSiPP  12 hours back

                                                    Rose Ogbonna I like how bunny head is in the center of the Rorschach image

                                                  • Rose Ogbonna
                                                    Rose Ogbonna  13 hours back

                                                    @Delta SSiPP Well yes, true. I think i'm dumb now ;-;

                                                  • Delta SSiPP
                                                    Delta SSiPP  3 days back

                                                    Rose Ogbonna the saying you are what you eat is very fitting for this film because that rabbit in the opening scene had a human eye.

                                                • Valentino Olivas
                                                  Valentino Olivas  4 days back

                                                  Do another one

                                                  • ThermalViolet
                                                    ThermalViolet  4 days back

                                                    "we couldn't tell the difference" I don't think that's true.... how long was that little girl in therapy and getting help because she didn't talk? They were saying things like 'she 's not our little girl anymore ever since that night' there was definite foreshadowing in hindsight. Her parents could tell the difference.

                                                    • ThermalViolet
                                                      ThermalViolet  4 days back

                                                      I think the "we're americans" is more reflectant of them having switched places with their clone or being a clone of someone above, vs what you're saying about the tunnels. The 'monsters' are homegrown american. They're not skinwalkers or aliens etc. They literally are american. They're products of (or in her case, literally are) american people.

                                                      • ROCK 0
                                                        ROCK 0  4 days back

                                                        This gave me a existential crisis

                                                        • Andioop
                                                          Andioop  4 days back

                                                          Did anyone else notice how in the window of the car Jason’s reflection looked like the tethered version of him?? (I think it was near the end of the movie) Not sure how that fits into this theory but ......

                                                          • Lord Bloeckchen
                                                            Lord Bloeckchen  4 days back

                                                            Why would a mom kill her kids. That what I hate about that film.

                                                          • Brandon Lucia
                                                            Brandon Lucia  4 days back

                                                            Santa Cruz native here, it's not all glitz and glamour like the movies. The head chef of the 515 restaurant can't afford rent and has to sleep in his car. Hobo's shoot up blacktar heroin at the laurel street levee. People from San Jose look down upon us and call us dirty hippies, yet at the same time the are coming over here for the cheap rent. California natives can't afford to go to the University and now it's overrun with Chinese exchange students footing the bill. The west side is now gentrified with gormet cheese shop's. The city is given $3 million dollars to solve the homeless crisis, but all they did was fence off the park.

                                                            Santa Cruz is not a great place, but oh yeah Boardwalk! And Lost Boys! Don't fall for the Nostalgia Trap. There is nothing here for you.

                                                            • AcesHigh Archives
                                                              AcesHigh Archives  4 days back

                                                              "I'm proud to be an Ameri-"
                                                              *sees video*
                                                              "...I'm not very proud to be an American!"

                                                              • Atomic Demon
                                                                Atomic Demon  5 days back

                                                                This is America

                                                                • A Random Pumkin
                                                                  A Random Pumkin  5 days back

                                                                  So he’s a conummist

                                                                  • Sal Sushi
                                                                    Sal Sushi  5 days back

                                                                    Has anyone else noticed that the name "Us" is also spelled U S, or the U.S. Idk just thought that was interesting in supporting this idea.

                                                                    • Jey NIC
                                                                      Jey NIC  5 days back

                                                                      I was watching this at 11:11 am

                                                                      • Vully Vul
                                                                        Vully Vul  5 days back

                                                                        The son is also the teather.
                                                                        That's how he controlled himself to burn in the fire and why he couldn't do his "magic trick"
                                                                        He gives her the look at the end because realises she is too

                                                                        • Sonni D
                                                                          Sonni D  5 days back

                                                                          *How can we be so sure that you're the real MattPat Who loves Chris Pratt and not just some Doppleganger?*

                                                                          • Revolver Ocelot
                                                                            Revolver Ocelot  5 days back

                                                                            Get Out: about race
                                                                            Us: about class

                                                                            • Delta SSiPP
                                                                              Delta SSiPP  3 days back

                                                                              Revolver Ocelot yep and Peele has 3 more social thrillers planed

                                                                          • Swag Lancer
                                                                            Swag Lancer  5 days back

                                                                            Dude drink some water your voice is hourse dude stop talking your gonna lose your voice

                                                                            • Lipton Tea
                                                                              Lipton Tea  5 days back

                                                                              the beginning of this vid freaked me out so bad just because of the movie

                                                                              • Nani Cristobal
                                                                                Nani Cristobal  6 days back

                                                                                dude good job on that intro.
                                                                                You literally sounded just like her

                                                                                • DeGameBrothers
                                                                                  DeGameBrothers  6 days back

                                                                                  the flare gun didnt work he killed him by beating up

                                                                                  • B1GR3D studios
                                                                                    B1GR3D studios  6 days back

                                                                                    he makes great theories but he's one cringey dude

                                                                                    • Vully Vul
                                                                                      Vully Vul  5 days back

                                                                                      He's actually right about this one....

                                                                                  • Iva Sikavica
                                                                                    Iva Sikavica  6 days back

                                                                                    The starting tho👏👏👏

                                                                                    • Daryl Richardson
                                                                                      Daryl Richardson  6 days back

                                                                                      Black students are, still considered 2nd class