"We": plot twists and hidden meanings of the new horror film Saw Jordan
Cinema / / December 19, 2019
On the screens out the new film from the director of the famous social horror "other" Jordan saw. In form it is again a horror movie, but like the last time, the author raises important issues in it and conveys meaning through allegory and non-obvious reference.
Plot of the film
In 1986, the young Adelaide casually walked away from their parents on the beach of Santa Cruz and got a room with mirrors. There is so much afraid of their reflection, that at the time stopped talking.
Already today adult Adelaide Wilson and her husband Gabe, daughter Zora and son Jason Goes to rest in the summer house. Zora - active girl who likes to run and read about conspiracy theories. Jason - a closed silent boy with a strange habit of snapping his lighter.
Gabe buys the boat and trying to persuade the whole family to go to the beach of Santa Cruz, where they meet the family of their neighbors Tyler.
In the evening to the house of Adelaide and Gabe comes strange family: they are all copies of Wilson, but dressed in red robes. Of these, only talking woman named Red, but does so as if it suffocated. She says that Adelaide has always been the "shadow", which had to be repeated for her all her life's path, regardless of the desires. To take revenge, the twins try to kill Wilson, but it manages to escape.
At the same time the twins Tyler kill the whole family. Such cases occur throughout the country. Wilsons try to escape, but the Red steals Jason, Adelaide and sets off.
The film ends with the Adelaide descends into the dungeon. There it turns out that as a result of secret experiments The Government of each person to create a linked double, or shadow. These entities could telepathically control the people who lived on the surface. Then the experiment was closed, and the shadows were left to themselves. Under the leadership of Red they rebelled and came to the surface. But all this only to join hands, forming one continuous chain.
Adelaide is Red, kills her, and saves his son. He takes with one rabbit - they were kept in cages under ground as food for bound. At the end of all twins hold hands, creating a chain of people, and the Wilsons are leaving by car.
Overt and covert plot twists
The first film is built like a good thriller or horror: It is a dark, brutal and frightening behavior of the shadows. But in the final director Jordan Peele shows a few interesting twists that change the perception of the whole plot.
Shadows manage people, not vice versa
The first hint of this can be seen even when Zora in the car reads another theory that the government adds to the water fluorine people to be more obedient. Then, of course, the whole family is laughing at her. Then, when the shadows come to Wilson House, Red says that she had to repeat all of Adelaide.
But in fact, not the shadows follow the people, and people repeat steps creepy creatures bred by the government. With their help, someone really wanted to run the country, but the experiment was abandoned.
Some reviews suggestWe (2019) - the ending, its explanation and meaningThat since the experiment was abandoned, the situation has changed and the shadows gradually began to copy the originals themselves. Such a feeling is created on the scene, where people have fun on the carousel, and their counterparts under the ground just go in a circle.
But such a change of scenes in the movie is not directly stated. There is a possibility that this is just a hint of mindless behavior: they repeat the action gone mad twins. Especially, if the shadow copy the behavior of the original, would not work the next plot twist.
Adelaide - the shadow of Red, but not vice versa
Red had to repeat the action of Adelaide only because in fact it is a real person, and Adelaide is only a shadow. When a child is lost girl she met in a mirrored room of his twin. She strangled her, dragged to her room and changed.
Allusions to give it throughout the film. First, the girl stopped talking after she was found (a "related" are not able to talk). Even as an adult, she tells her friend on the beach that does not like to talk.
Secondly, Red - the only out of the shadows, who can speak. And her voice sounds like that, probably due to suffocation as a child. It turns out, Adelaide whole life afraid of no reappearance of the double rooms with mirrors and that will reveal her true identity.
Jason - the shadow of Pluto, and not vice versa
This does not speak directly, as the previous twist. But there are a few hints, which allowed many spectators and journalistsThis Mind-Blowing Theory About The Son From "Us" Will Change The Way You See The Whole Movie to make such a conclusion. When a family of twins, Jason, who loves to wear a Chewbacca mask, and Pluto in white mask go play. It turns out that the shadow of badly burned face.
Perhaps he is the true son of Adelaide, which burned for love to play with fire. After that, his mother changed his place with his double, as once made herself. Jason closed and little talking. This creates a feeling that they are communicating with their mother nonverballyAs do the "linked" - in the car, they even synchronously scholkayut fingers, not getting into the music. And Jason on the beach playing in the sand, but it does not build castles and dig tunnels, such as those in which they live twins.
At the end of the film, he begins to control the actions of Pluto, sending it into the fire. But they very pointedly Adelaide look at each other in the final, and a boy puts on his mask again. And in this case, the fact that he was armed with a rabbit looks more ominously, perhaps, the boy just took care of the food for the future.
Meaning and connotations
Like the previous film Jordan Saw "Away", a new pattern is created not only to frighten and surprise the viewer. "We" is more semantic connotations associated with both policy and with an ordinary human behavior.
The real enemies of the people
People and have their own worst enemies. This idea was first seen in the constant allusion to the dualism. In the film, a lot of symmetry and reflections. Even as a child meets Adelaide terrible man with a sign "Jeremiah 11:11." This refers to a passage from the Bible, hinting at the future punishment of the human race.
Therefore thus saith the Lord: Behold, I will bring evil upon them, from which they can not get rid of, and they shall cry unto me, I will not hear them.
But it is not just a prediction of the tragedy, but also a symbol. "11:11" is as a mirror, and then these numbers will continually meet: T-shirt, watch, the score of a football match. In addition, they mean, and just four units - a family of heroes and their family counterparts.
And then there are the twins and reflection throughout the film. Adelaide enters the mirror room, Zora in the house looks in the mirror. Their neighbors twin daughters. Jason sits in front of his "bound" and moves synchronously with it. Doubles heard by violence golden scissors. These two symmetrical halves connected in the center - a key symbol of the film.
But the main thing, of course, is that the antagonists of Adelaide and her family show their replicas. So Jordan Peele suggests that in most cases the person the main enemy - himself.
"Working on this film began with the idea that we live in a culture of finger-pointing, understand? Whether it is the fear of the stranger from another country or from another apartment, or on the other street, we soon let us point the finger at someone else than to direct it on themselves ", - the director notes in interviewJordan Peele: "I like it when my audience uncomfortable" "Kinopoisk".
paintings finals even more reveals the theme: when Adelaide laughs, Red killing, no longer clear who is in this story the hero and who the villain.
The class and racial discrimination
But life is not limited to moral story. Like the first film, Saw, "We" contains a story about the problems of the consumer society, as well as the class and racial inequality.
It is noticeable that Gabe is trying to look like a typical representative of the middle class. He even buys a boat, though she did not need a family. When their house broken into, the hero in the first offering them to take the money, boat and car. Besides Gabe clearly jealous neighbors Tyler and tries to be all over them.
In this case, the life of the neighbors does not look too fun. They are completely dependent on their weaknesses: alcohol, cloud helper and the gadgets. Of course, in the end, Tyler killed. In this sense, the film can be considered a denunciation consumer society: People destroying excess.
Jordan Peele in an interview with "kinopoisk"
I grew up in a privileged environment. I was not rich, yet my family belonged to the middle class. I grew up in New York, an American with access to good education. And I most of his life took it for granted. If you look at my personal contribution to the world's evil, I is inextricably linked with someone who has been deprived of everything I just got by right of birth.
An analogy can be considered a class inequality and the ladder by which the shadow rise from his dungeon - hint at career ladder. Them for years no one noticed, and eventually they decided to declare itself. And they just wanted to show that there are - in the end, all "related" are built into a huge human chain.
This is analogous to the real action in 1986 Hands Across America, which is shown at the beginning of the film. Then, more than six million people, including many celebrities, 15 minutes, holding hands. The action was intended to combat hunger - many participants donated $ 10 for a place in the chain. Apparently, Red memories about this event, and she called the "bound" to do the same.
Colored robes have twins have just two values. On the one hand, it is an allusion to the former and current prisoners who refuses to accept society - said thisJordan Peele Confirmed This 'Us' Theory That You Will not Believe and the director himself, in an interview. On the other - it can be considered a statement about racism. Life of shadows under the earth, and their clothes - an analogue of the slave system and the exit to the surface - a reminder that they are people just like everyone else.
And Jordan Peele says knowingly invited to starring black actors. his statementJordan Peele on Making Movies After 'Us': "I Do not See Myself Casting a White Dude As the Lead" even caused a lot of controversy.
I do not imagine that I'm a white guy took on a leading role. Not that I did not like white guys, but these films I've seen.
In fact, his words and his reaction to them just reflect what shows the director in the film: people want to see only familiar to them, unaware of the lower classes, or other races.
The influence of the enemies on the policy
There were, of course, no political statements. Although, unlike many other recent films here soon again speak about the responsibility of the people themselves for what is happening. Even the title of the painting Us can mean not only "we", but the United States. This confirms and Red.
Dialogue Gabe and Red
- Who you are?
- We are Americans.
The finale of the film with a story about secret government experiments alludes to the belief of many people in fact that the country is surrounded by enemies and that they somehow influence the election and the actual situation in the country. So, a few months were under investigation for intervention in the Russian presidential elections in the United States.
"The starting point of history - the fear of the" other ", the fear of the invaders and outsiders. But this is a mistake, given the damage that we cause ourselves. A monster home grown ", - he said in an interview with Jordan PeeleJordan Peele reveals what he hopes Donald Trump would learn from watching 'Us' Mashable.
If you put together all the overtones, the film "We" calls to stop looking for enemies outside and realize that the country form themselves people who inhabit it. At the same time all interpretations are united by one and the same idea: the majority of people looking for the guilty among others, not thinking about his participation in the general evil, and not noticing the inequality and oppression that occur around.
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