Film Theory: What Is Us REALLY About? (Jordan Peele’s Us) October 22, 2019 100 By Stanley Isaacs Related posts: Kinder Guardians | Who Is America? | Sacha Baron Cohen SHOWTIME Series University! British VS American | Evan Edinger & Meowitslucy Why So Many Chinese Students Come to America How highways wrecked American cities CategoryArticles BlogTags5 on it america American dream and film theorists film theory film theory us get out get out movie horror movie Jordan Peele lupita nyong'o matpat scary movie tethered tethered us that the the american dream us us ending explained us explained us jordan peele us meaning us movie us movie ending us movie explained us theory us trailer us twist winston duke 100 Comments Anthony Christian says: October 9, 2019 at 6:53 pm "this is america" is the best traller for the move Reply Colt Scott says: October 9, 2019 at 9:03 pm Listen, this has nothing to do with this review – which, bravo by the way 👏🏻👏🏻 – but, can you PLEASE do a definitive theory on what the Big Lebowski is all about? Reply Orange Fox says: October 9, 2019 at 11:52 pm 2:35 Everyone who isn’t American: AM I A JOKE TO YOU? Reply Adysen Pasquill says: October 10, 2019 at 2:24 am Me at the beginning:Shane Dawson? Reply Tillila Talaçin-Joubran says: October 10, 2019 at 10:14 am It's us America I Am Moroccan 🇲🇦 😑 Reply Twenty Twentytodo says: October 10, 2019 at 7:34 pm Here’s something I can’t began to understand. How is it that a man who ran a comedy show discussing the darkest humor to the lightest humor have the duality to make a movie that goes so deep into matters most have never even attempted to touch or even discuss as it was so deep and convoluted to most that one could barely understand it without heavy thought towards the overall meaning to it, that to be honest now-a-days most can’t bear to put the time in that it takes to understand all of it. I don’t know it just seems strange that a man who was a comedian who’s goal it was to make people laugh can have the duality to make people so crucially think about their life and their country that even as I writing this and I truly thinking about the movie Us, I am rethinking the country I’ve so pledged my allegiance to for my whole life. And later plan to fight for, kill for, sacrifice my life for, in the army. To add to this I also wonder how Americans haven’t thus seen this before nor thought to make this public for others to see before Jordan peele, i think is his name, took up the role as the person to completely change his motives and career to take the time to discuss this. I mean seriously, this is a man who acted a demonic and sociopathic baby that scared and threatened to kill his hired babysitter for one I think 2 or 3 minute video. He also was apart of a video that he dressed as an obese man who played with a pizza mans feelings so much that he cried and fell in love with a action figure. With both of those examples meant to be funny and make you laugh. Or as I call, excuse the language, be there only for shits and giggles. I don’t know, please give me your thoughts on this because I would love to hear what you all taking the time to read this mini essay think. Reply Delta SSiPP says: October 10, 2019 at 8:49 pm I really liked this move, heavily symbolism everywhere, even with them pulling the scissors out of the right side pocket and attacking with the right hand is symbolic itself. Reply Md. Asif Andaleeb says: October 10, 2019 at 10:13 pm Watch rockstars video on this movie. The people we see living on the surface are the tethers who swapped with their originals at an early age. It is the originals who are plotting revenge later on coming out of underground in order take revenge on their dopplegangers. theres Plenty of evidence. Something u clearly didnt realise. Reply Thisisanoriginalusername lol says: October 11, 2019 at 2:04 am “It’s America, it’s us.” Do I count as a Canadian from North America? I guess not. Reply TheBlackWolfsSoul62 says: October 12, 2019 at 1:22 am MatPat: And WorSE OF alL, sPOileRSMe: (throws off headphones) AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Reply SlaYZ x says: October 12, 2019 at 5:26 am I thought it was about how double clones took the real persons place and the real person is getting revenge but ig not this makes more cents Reply Andre Corrales says: October 12, 2019 at 6:34 am i just watched this movie then right now i’m watching this Reply IT TOOK US 3 DAYS TO MAKE THAT POTATO SALAD says: October 12, 2019 at 7:42 am I legitimately hate the guy who narrates these videos. He sounds like a twat Reply Vincen Alfoncius says: October 12, 2019 at 10:28 am This is good stuff!!! Reply MOB says: October 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm Umm im watching this. Ummmm ok i guess no sleeping Reply Ahmed Mahdy says: October 12, 2019 at 10:07 pm Well done FT👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏well done Reply ELEPHANT POWER PRODUCTIONS🐘 says: October 13, 2019 at 1:51 am …I just…I just wanted you to explain the rabbits man!…JESUS! Reply Music Junkie says: October 13, 2019 at 1:05 pm I love this movie Reply Never Ending Party says: October 13, 2019 at 1:15 pm You can eat rabbits, and turn them into gloves, mmm nice gloves Reply Anthony Martignetti says: October 14, 2019 at 1:50 am Is it possible to just watch a simple horror movie without having some sort of political propaganda shoved down your throat Reply analyn garcia says: October 14, 2019 at 2:55 am Wait if the main women is a tethered that is sopposed to copy their original body how does she move freely Reply BAMBAM Jackson says: October 14, 2019 at 4:32 am GET US OUT Reply TheChaosRipper says: October 14, 2019 at 6:50 am He sounds like a strained Jigsaw at the beginning. loooooool Reply KidWithDoggo says: October 14, 2019 at 10:24 am Im not from America from asia Reply Micro Clarence says: October 14, 2019 at 2:06 pm My friend said "as long as you're not white you're fine* .That's really racist Reply Craig Burdes says: October 14, 2019 at 4:53 pm haha im canadian Reply Anon ymous says: October 14, 2019 at 5:22 pm Haven't seen Get Out but if US doesn't disappoint and is a great movie then i think am better not bothering with Get Out because US was no different than a shitty b horror film. Slightly entertaining but a complete silly clusterfuck. Reply Pinoy Player says: October 14, 2019 at 5:25 pm The Flare Gun didn't kill anyone. The Tethered was killed offscreen. He missed when he fired the gun. Reply Meister Müll says: October 14, 2019 at 10:09 pm BUT THAT’S JUST A THEORY, A COMMUNIST THEORY Reply Brian Atlas Grimmton says: October 14, 2019 at 10:28 pm Americans are screwed If that movie becomes true, the viewers in other countries are fine Reply Kermit .-. says: October 14, 2019 at 10:34 pm i feel like he’s trying to say something about America because of his two movies “Get Out” and “US” as if he’s telling us to Get Out of the United States Reply CEO of rasism says: October 15, 2019 at 2:16 am Then how do i achieve happiness? Reply through the gauntlet with the octane says: October 15, 2019 at 4:13 am mat pat + taking off masks = mat pat is actually a alien with powers of theory Reply Safala Bista says: October 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm That spooky MatPat jumpscare was more funny than spooky. Reply Lynette terrell says: October 15, 2019 at 7:22 pm @people in other countries this horry movie plot probably isn't for you to disect. Not everything is meant for everyone Reply Karma Kills says: October 15, 2019 at 11:35 pm If MatPat's clone tried to take over the world we would all be doomed Reply Silver Nathan says: October 16, 2019 at 12:45 am “It’s America, it’s us.” Well this is ackward I agree so much with this movie this country is corrupted honestly most of the world americans be talkin bout united nation I don’t think so Reply GoatKidAsrielDreemur says: October 16, 2019 at 12:50 am He forgot the crap glove from the tethered Reply 藍染 惣右介Aizen Sousuke says: October 16, 2019 at 1:09 am Here's a problem: Quintuplets… Oh how the clones will get confuses… lol Reply Shawn Parks says: October 16, 2019 at 8:13 am In videos about this movie, no one talks about the fact that the four kids are all the offspring of a human parent and a clone parent, and what that might mean, if anything. Reply Frederik Højgaard says: October 16, 2019 at 10:27 am in the start it´s sound like you shirting Reply sootythunder says: October 16, 2019 at 11:44 am I’m thinking your conflating the American Dream too much with Materialism, the American Dream is kinda about having ownership of things……kinda…….when the term American Dream was used most it was the 1930s when it was about through the merit of ability and skill you could be able to take yourself out of the gutters and be able to eek out an existence for yourself, it was all about upwards economic mobility, as time went on and more and more people were easily able to have a home with things that were once considered luxury for rich people and the American Dream became the status quo were the majority of people had houses cars television so on and so fourth, people started working not to eek out a better existence and economical stature but material things that improved social stature Reply Ebony The Wild Canadain says: October 16, 2019 at 11:58 am Matpat: It`s America, It`s Us. Me,a Canadian: sure,buddy.*sips on maple syrup* Reply i am satan says: October 16, 2019 at 1:21 pm I like the spiderman suit. Good one Reply Hakeem Green says: October 16, 2019 at 8:52 pm 3:58 bro if she was running at me OMG I woulda ran the fastest I ever ran in my entire life and that's ong😂😂 Reply Aloha Dubs says: October 17, 2019 at 6:05 am Okay, so we know what it represents, but what the fuck is the plot? It isn’t even a proper horror movie, it’s more like a thriller mixed with survival. SPOILER ALERT AHEAD: Also, if the one on the surface was the clone, and the one underground was the real one, why the fuck did the clone act normal and the real one act like a clone? Isn’t it specifically stated in the movie that the clones needed a soul, but they didn’t have one? Where the fucks the logic in that? Reply Blixer Boss127 says: October 17, 2019 at 8:07 am I thought the movie was awesome but my cousin thought it was crap Reply That One says: October 17, 2019 at 9:10 pm I think that last part is what really hit me How you mentioned that no one could tell that Red, a clone who has no soul, was a clone Reply Aira Cummins says: October 17, 2019 at 11:51 pm Matpat do you have a cold?!?!!!? Reply 3rd Gunman says: October 18, 2019 at 7:09 pm Jordan Peele is hella over rated… Reply DTGxZEUS says: October 19, 2019 at 5:26 am i just saw this and its odd but good Reply Elmerson Fandino says: October 19, 2019 at 12:27 pm Honestly, this movie was complete garbage. Reply YourPalBadger says: October 19, 2019 at 6:38 pm 10:03 Hold on, that's subjective. Josh (Tim Heidecker) wasn't killed with the flare gun. In fact, we don't even get to see how Josh was killed, we just know that the flare gun was fired, but didn't do anything, and an assumed fight broke out. Reply Blue is the colour says: October 19, 2019 at 6:50 pm Man, the emptiness talk got me in the feels. Reply Cedar Franklin says: October 19, 2019 at 7:01 pm America is hollow because not as much history means not as much time to develop culture, which means not as much time for the people to learn from their mistakes. Australia might have the same problem but I dunno much about them other than there are animals there that aren't found anywhere else, the country was founded and discovered by the British a lot later than Columbus discovered the Americas, [yes I know the Vikings started a town in Newfoundland but they don't count because they didn't stay] and the Aboriginals' creation story.Edit: Forgot about Canada. Reply thatgirlmarz says: October 19, 2019 at 8:01 pm People at my school been saying that the evil clone was actually the real person trying to kill the human cause the human stole the evil clones body and switched Reply Sophia The Tem says: October 19, 2019 at 8:09 pm I want a pair of the scissors in Us like WOW those are sharp they could cut anything so nicely sign me up Reply Zalidia says: October 19, 2019 at 8:14 pm Whaaaaat Reply Chibi ChuChu says: October 19, 2019 at 8:25 pm Mat pat needs a snickers Reply etherealunovaflygirl says: October 19, 2019 at 9:19 pm It's funny how people get the point of equality from a fictional film but won't argue for equality in real life situations if it benefits them. Reply Nae Nae says: October 19, 2019 at 10:02 pm 3.3K people have pet rabbits. Reply vicente castillo says: October 19, 2019 at 10:13 pm those eyes scares me Reply Caiden Cole says: October 19, 2019 at 11:41 pm Damn synths. Reply Yvngtrashkid #1 says: October 20, 2019 at 12:17 am Matpat you apologize to us to much you’re great at what you do and we have nothing but respect for you Reply 11epicnoob says: October 20, 2019 at 12:22 am Rewatching this theory, it reminded me of the flavor text of a card from Throne of Eldraine- All that glitters "A faerie’s glee at her trove quickly fades to contentment, then to boredom, then to an urge to steal more." Reply Tritty Bitty says: October 20, 2019 at 12:33 am The flare gun didn’t kill him Reply chaosmastermind says: October 20, 2019 at 2:28 am I love this kind of thing from you. Exposing the hidden meaning behind complex and deep things. Much respect for that.It's kind of surprising and funny when the blatantly obvious hidden message is literally right in your face from the very beginning, but you still don't get it.The fact that "Us" meant literally us (like all of us Americans)… and even "The U.S." is something so on the nose that you can't even see it.It's also one of those movies that people assume is about race due to the black cast and some of the subject matter, but it actually has essentially not much to do with race. It's all about nationality and capitalistic materialism. It wouldn't have been any different with a white cast, honestly. I haven't seen the movie, but I can tell you hit the nail right on the head from what you've shown. Reply Henry Leardi says: October 20, 2019 at 2:33 am Rabbits, The American Dream, a wife dissatisfied who wanted to be an actress, this movie actually reminds me a lot of the book Of Mice And Men Reply chaosmastermind says: October 20, 2019 at 2:34 am Blackhole sun, won't you come and wash away the rain? Blackhole sun, won't you come? Won't you come? -Soundgarden Reply smol fluffy darkrai says: October 20, 2019 at 2:40 am I thought this movie was good to disc"us"s <3 Reply iAmReS .w. says: October 20, 2019 at 2:58 am Why must I have watched this at 3AM? Reply Lucen Smith says: October 20, 2019 at 3:06 am Nice job on your shadow's voice, Mat Reply That one girl :D says: October 20, 2019 at 3:08 am It be all spoopy up in here Reply Wyatt Kocol says: October 20, 2019 at 5:00 am I always saw it as being more about classism in general. For every person in the movie, there’s someone exponentially worse off, hence the tethered. Red’s story in the living room entails a girl having a happy life with filled with good people and good things while one just like her suffers endlessly. Furthermore, the tethered are portrayed as dirty, violent, and stupid, terms that are synonymous with poor to wealthy Americans. The rabbits in cages being fed to the tethered and the tethered being kept in tunnels resemble incarceration, isolation, systemic oppression, all tools used to alienate and ostracize the less fortunate. “A ‘failed’ government experiment.” I see the materialism aspect too, but I feel like this movie has multiple layers and they all connect back to us. Reply OceanLily says: October 20, 2019 at 11:30 am Hey I take offense! Being a twin doesn't mean you're not original. Reply Animal with a A says: October 20, 2019 at 12:01 pm me,an eurpean:what ? Reply Fishbone 11 says: October 20, 2019 at 1:34 pm I wonder what happens to the people that are on vacation in the US Reply rami the finnish hunter says: October 20, 2019 at 2:19 pm He should do one theory aboit blackkklansman Reply Elizabeth Mullaly says: October 20, 2019 at 2:43 pm It’s America, it’s us Me, an American: welp. We r dead. Ok I’m moving to Canada Reply Meem Killer says: October 20, 2019 at 4:03 pm :Me in Canada hearing how America is failing stuff also me :you don’t say Reply Endzi_ The_Fangirl says: October 20, 2019 at 4:12 pm Moral of the story: don't be an American *I mean for the movie, not in real life* Reply Noodle says: October 20, 2019 at 4:58 pm Anyone else thought he sounded like Grey Fox from Metal Gear in the beginning of the video? lol Reply krisdakin says: October 20, 2019 at 5:11 pm NO WABBIT IS WORTH IT Reply UbZ ArSkoliad says: October 20, 2019 at 8:56 pm You say Amarican Dream, and I believe that's what the director wanted to say too, but based upon the description you make, it looks more like if it was about the whole capitalism system. That means pretty much the world, at the end of the day. I saw other comments of non American people implying that they are not concerned, but let's be honnest: being empty, looking to fill yourself with every sh*t that are to sell, wanting always more, never being satisfy, searching for what the others have, bragging: that's how the whole world works these days. Reply Moe Man says: October 20, 2019 at 9:15 pm quick question, so were the leaders of america also cloned and killed there after, or who was not cloned? if anyone, just curious Reply Phoenix Ryn Midnight says: October 20, 2019 at 10:13 pm Do doctor.sleep!!! Reply Freak freak Freak says: October 20, 2019 at 10:28 pm ARK.th flare gun from ark 10:00 Reply evil cantalope says: October 20, 2019 at 10:36 pm No not the spoilers… NO, NO, NO Reply Depressed Twig says: October 21, 2019 at 1:27 am jordan peele is amazing Reply Noodle Banana says: October 21, 2019 at 3:34 am This touched on a lot of cool points!!!! Reply Alan Joseph says: October 21, 2019 at 10:16 am Most of the things not just related with America more like related with the whole world Reply Spedicey Meme says: October 21, 2019 at 11:11 am “ it’s America, it’s us.” Me, a Canadian: well yes, but actually no Reply Luke Wilson says: October 21, 2019 at 1:05 pm The idea of “tethers” and scissors dates way back to Greek mythology, too. For one thing, the Greeks believed there were three Fates who knit the fabric of our lives, and once they snip the final thread, our lives are over. For another, the Greeks believed that we’re all connected to our soulmate—with whom we literally share a soul—by invisible red strings tied from our pinkies to theirs. So the tethered are the other half of the above-grounders’ souls who are trying to kill their counterparts. This movie is just fantastically layered. Reply Thomas Haigh says: October 21, 2019 at 3:43 pm Watching this analysis has just turned this movie from a 7/10 to a 9/10 for me Reply Andrew Brown The Otakcu says: October 21, 2019 at 11:13 pm lol, i'm canadian Reply james Mc says: October 22, 2019 at 5:41 am Ok just as a horror movie this was good but as a political piece terrible. The American dream does work in the proper use we have made America about materialism it was not made to be that way. So in other words don't blame the system blame the people who broke the system. Reply S1J2 says: October 22, 2019 at 7:38 am This seems less like a theory and more like a lecture from my teachers Reply Felix33x Felix33x says: October 22, 2019 at 7:42 am Damn youd be a great english teacher Reply ٌRidicuolus says: October 22, 2019 at 2:27 pm Us is a bad movie. Reply Chet Manly says: October 22, 2019 at 4:04 pm is that spiderman with a cold? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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