All the spoilers all the time.
You have been warned!
My Thoughts While Watching
- I really liked up until the last 30 minutes of the movie.
- The ticks and clicks the shadow people used when they are first introduced were def creepy.
- Pluto doing the crab walk was terrifying.
- The Dad tried with the Dad jokes. He was a solid character.
- The Hands Across America just lost me.
Interviews & Extra Video
IMDB Synopsis: A family’s serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them.
|Lupita Nyong’o||Adelaide Wilson / Red|
|Winston Duke||Gabe Wilson / Abraham|
|Elisabeth Moss||Kitty Tyler / Dahlia|
|Tim Heidecker||Josh Tyler / Tex|
|Shahadi Wright Joseph||Zora Wilson / Umbrae|
|Evan Alex||Jason Wilson / Pluto|
|Yahya Abdul-Mateen II||Russel Thomas / Weyland|
|Anna Diop||Rayne Thomas / Eartha|
|Cali Sheldon||Becca Tyler / Io|
|Noelle Sheldon||Lindsey Tyler / Nix|
|Madison Curry||Young Adelaide Wilson / Young Red|
Director: Jordan Peele
My System Of Scoring
0-19 Levels of: Ugh
20-39 Levels of: Meh (can’t reach the remote)
40-59 Levels of: I don’t hate it?
60-85 Levels of: That was solid.
86-100 Levels of: I Loved It!
I rank this movie: 85.79
Additional Movie Info
Rotten Tomatoes rating is 93% Fresh. It received a Rotten Tomato audience rating of 60% liking it. Average Rating: 3.5/5 with a number of User Ratings: 10,689. Click HERE to read more.
Specs: Release date: 8 March 2019 (USA) / Runtime: 116 min / Budget: $20M
- The Bible verse that continuously appears in the film (Jeremiah 11:11) reads: “Therefore thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them.”
- The filmmakers did not need to do much work on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, as many games and rides are originals going far back as the 1910’s. Also, indeed there is an underground tunnel system under The Boardwalk, though it is mostly used for storage and as a shelter in case of any emergency. There is no hall of mirrors (as shown in the film) on the beach.
- During the filming at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the rides were all filled with dummies, then CGI was used to create moving people.
- This is similar to a 1967 episode of the sci-fi show “Lost in Space”; called The Anti-Matter Man. In the episode John Robinson and Don West are transported onto a strange new world where their evil opposites exist and plan to change places with them. The Anti-Matter Robinson family; evil twins of the Robinson family; plot to take over the real/good Robinsons and take their place. (Much like the tethered people in US). Infact Lost in Space did several episodes where evil twins of the Robinsons battled with them; or variations on this theme.
- Just as Get Out was a black Stepford Wives; this is a black spin on Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
- The fact that “Red” is the only Tethered who can/does speak English is a clue to her true identity. Likewise, her voice’s hoarse, halting quality is due to both the facts that “Red” has not had anyone to speak with in decades and also that her vocal chords were damaged as a child when her double choked and abducted her. Likewise, “Adelaide”‘s dialogue and story-line drop several voice-related clues about her identity. As a child, her parents took her to therapy after the switch because she seemed to stop talking. Though they assumed she was silent because of trauma, she actually couldn’t talk, because she was a Tethered and it took her some time to learn how to speak. When Kitty tries to make small talk with adult Adelaide on the beach, Adelaide demurs, explaining, “I have a hard time talking.”
- The man holding the Jeremiah 11:11 sign was the first to be attacked by his doppelgänger. He is seen in the beginning of the movie being put in the back of an ambulance, presumably after being stabbed. Later, Jason sees the doppelgänger on the beach with blood on his hand and his arms outstretched, the first person in the line waiting for the others to join hands. You can also see his red jumpsuit sticking out of the bottom of his jacket.
- The Wilsons’ doppelgängers first appear on their driveway in the same order as the stick family decal on the back of their car.
- The word on Zora’s hoodie means “rabbit” in Vietnamese.
- The fact that the Tethered chiefly use scissors as a weapon is a great representation of the Tethered themselves; they are two identical pieces bound together to create one whole.