Coming in at a solid two-and-a-half-minutes, the clip gives us a more detailed look at Peele’s first film since his critically-acclaimed Get Out feature. Us will feature a mother and father taking their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends. “But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited,” reads the official synopsis.
Quickly fans took to social media to decipher the clues and motifs running throughout the trailer, adding their own theories on what Us is truly about. From the mother’s off-beat finger snaps to the hallway filled with rabbits, take a look at some of the fan theories below.
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Here’s my guess for #UsMovie‘s plot: mom’s estranged twin sister experimented with cloning to try to replicate/steal what she sees as her twin’s “perfect life”. Clones are “tethered” to originals via a twin connection type effect.
— ?❄️Messy and Bright☃️?️ (@alexandraerin) December 25, 2018
I want to throw this theory out there now: Lupita being off-beat when she was trying to get the son on beat is probably on purpose. I bet you it’s going to be a significant plot detail/twist….favorite this.
— Purple…Reign (@LaReignStorm) December 25, 2018
So I’m calling the movie now
Lupita used to drive reckless and got into a fiery car accident. Killed the little girl was was the twin of the little boy. That’s why she isn’t driving in the trailer. Also why her doppelgänger has scorched eyebrows and explains burnt boy
— Cameron Mitchell (@CollectiveMindP) December 25, 2018
We’re gonna found out in Us that the family tryna kill the main characters are the actual heroes and the people we’re watching are the villains.
— Shyne Coldchain Jr. (@Smooth_Orator) December 25, 2018
I Got 5 on It is a song about going half on something to get a whole something so maybe the evil family is like the embodiment of the worst aspects of the good family being materialized or some shit like that. The weed be letting you know…….evil lurks
— Beyonce has an uncle named Larry Beyince. Bruh…. (@DragonflyJonez) December 25, 2018
My #UsMovie theory: there’s a 5th family member who died that will be the most elusive/hardest to kill until the mother confronts the loss. Hence, I’ve got 5 On It.
— Señorita (@ScarletEstelle) December 25, 2018
I’m about to reach real quick
The little boy had to ask “I Got 5 on It” meant, a hint that the father didn’t raise his kids around other Black people.
Other hints: Lupita telling her kids to “get in rhythm,” the way Winston Duke’s character talks #UsMovie
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) December 25, 2018
— Rob Polenska (@RobAKARon) December 25, 2018
Not sure if the WW crossing his path has anything to do with his journey to the place that says “Find Yourself” but mark my words, this is about to be a journey of self “reflection” #UsMovie pic.twitter.com/jQQrx9qqVb
— blasianFMA (@blasianFMA) December 25, 2018
The 1st poster looks like a psychiatry inkblot, used in the past to diagnose mental illnesses.
The second poster says « nightmare from the mind »
— dream baby (@awoloves) December 13, 2018
Also, if #UsMovie #usmis about mental health, then the white rabbit might come into play. In dreams it symbolizes sexual fertility, and prosperity/ luck. Idk why but I thought to mention that on the topic of minds and dreams.
— XDirty DanX (@IsaiahChespin) December 21, 2018
My family and I are already cooking up #Us theories. My dad and sister suggested the boy might be a link between the families. I corroborated this with the fact that the Dopple-boy has his mouth sealed (speak no evil?), and the real boy was the first to find one of Them. pic.twitter.com/OWLFdvuBb5
— chuck??♂️??♂️? (@justhewinley) December 25, 2018
observations from the #USMovie trailer
- Black dude bought a boat.
- Mom couldn’t snap on Rhythm to “I Got 5 On It”
- Family on vacation with no black friends
Movie sub line is “your biggest enemy is yourself”
Think about how to “fit in” the black family lost themselves
— DreSmithJr (@DreSmithJr) December 25, 2018
— KB (@Living_My_Fame) December 25, 2018
They haven’t given us much in the plot synopsis or the trailer but I’m just gonna throw a theory out and say the “tethered” (the scary people) are a specific expression of themselves they’d probably rather ignore. The parts they might suppress in order to survive as black.
— Ariniqua Venti ? (@BonaFideSage) December 25, 2018