Warning: Major spoilers for Jordan Peele’s Us ahead.
After seeing Us, Jordan Peele’s follow up to Get Out, you immediately understand why Rorschach test imagery was used so prominently in its marketing.
Like the famous psychological ink blot test, Us is a movie that invites you to make your own meaning out of its evocative imagery and themes — acting like a reflection of your own thoughts. The short answer to the question, “What does Us mean?” is, essentially, “What does it mean to you?”
The longer answer is that it can mean a whole lot of different things to different people. And that’s where this article comes in. Although it’d be impossible to “explain” exactly what Us is trying to say — and although that ambiguity is one of its greatest accomplishments — we do have some theories about what it all means. Read more…