Jordan Peele’s “Us” [Trailer Review & 5 Easter Eggs]
***POTENTIAL SPOILERS. DON'T BE STUPID***
In reviewing the limited trailer for Us, I wanted to point out a few elements I felt were teased or incredibly subtle clues to the overall story. These are my interpretations based on my working knowledge of the original and are by no mean true “spoilers” so much as how I think they fit in thematically.
1. “Find Yourself”
“Find Yourself” appears on what looks almost like a fun house (near the beach for some reason directly before Jasons first encounter with a gloved gentlemen. It also looks like it appears again later with the young girl on the beach, directly before we see her getting choked by her reflection. In several other jumps we see the beach itself displaying many dead bodies.
2. Board Games
In the portion of the trailer where Jason sits opposite his double we see 3 board games. One is seemingly called “Magic” but its placed upside down, Candyland is also featured but I can’t think of a correlation, but the last game is “Guess Who”. So we have an element of the supernatural but upside down, and a game where you systematically eliminate others in an attempt to figure out true identity.