You may have to cover your eyes to watch Jordan Peele’s Us movie trailer, but your head will be bopping to the soundtrack.
“I Got 5 On It” is the song of choice and while a really freaking good throwback, many are already speculating if the tune actually has to do with the film. One thing is for certain: You’ll never hear 1995 Luniz song the same again.
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) December 25, 2018
The movie stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke as a couple taking a trip with the kids. That’s when they begin to see clone versions of themselves that are trying to kill them. The major theme: We are our own worst enemies.
But it’s the trailer’s remix of the Luniz’s hit “I Got 5 On It” that people can’t seem to get out of their head.
— Edward Bowser (@etbowser) December 26, 2018
Haven't been able to get I Got 5 on It outta my head since last night
— Grammar Police (@HoldMeInUrArms_) December 26, 2018
Who keep watching the Us trailer just to hear “ i got 5 on it” slowed down ?
— SELF PROCLAIMED A&R OF SC (@BFRESH88) December 26, 2018
— ✨Momosa✨ (@akaBlackGlitter) December 26, 2018
— Jazmìn ✨ (@_queenLEO) December 26, 2018
— Young Merengue (@wtf_flex) December 26, 2018
People are also thinking that like Peele’s previous directorial effort, Get Out, Us will have hidden Easter eggs throughout.
Some have pointed out that the song choice could have to do with the five main characters possibly including a white friend played by Elizabeth Moss. As the Root writes: “There are five main characters here. The father, mother, son, daughter and the random white lady (I already don’t trust her for reasons).”
— 🌄Lady DyDy🌅 (@LadyDyDyATL) December 26, 2018
Theories are already popping up on Twitter including speculation of some connection between Peele’s two films.
— Tiffany Vazquez 🇵🇷 (@filmiliarface) December 25, 2018
And the possible meanings of the film found in the trailer.
A horror movie prominently featuring a black family facing themselves in some form, thus opening us up to the idea our worst enemy are our own inner-demons? Why yes Jordan Peele, take all of my money. https://t.co/vaInd20tF9
— X (@XLNB) December 25, 2018
— Klay (@Living_My_Fame) December 25, 2018
There’s also a lot of Rorschach imagery in the credit slides which I think is mirrored on the son’s shirt. There’s also a rabbit 🐇 between the heads on the title slide#UsMovie #WatchYourself pic.twitter.com/yOvOZcWvXX
— bmoatx (@bmoatx) December 26, 2018
They saying the #UsMovie is based on W.E.B Dubois “double consciousness” theory and that shit got me thinking Jordan Peele might be the Greatest Ever if It is.
— Joshua. (@jxshn_) December 25, 2018
#UsMovie Speaking of theories did anyone else notice the paperdoll references? They link hands like paper dolls,the scene where Lupita tears the paper dolls apart , the stance w/ the arms slightly out from the body Creepy! pic.twitter.com/FZV65FwlVT
— soxtraswt (@soxtraswt) December 25, 2018
— Jonathan Barkan #SXSW (@JonathanBarkan) December 25, 2018
“Is this a twisted tale of a cloning experiment gone wrong or is this what happens when those multiple Gmail accounts you created to get new TIDAL trials become sentient?” #Usmovie pic.twitter.com/XHGcvhaB2i
— Huskegee Airman (@JLBarrow) December 25, 2018
During an interview in February, Peele said this film wouldn’t be about race.
“I’m just trying to entertain myself again,” he told the Hollywood Reporter.
But as the trailer reveals, he will surely push social boundaries and take up other hot-button topics.
“One thing I know is that this is genre; and playing around with the thriller, horror, action, fun genre of intrigue is my favorite,” he said. “That’s my sweet spot. So I think tonally it should resemble Get Out. That said, I want to make a completely different movie.”
Us comes to theaters in March.