No It was a divisive movie, but whatever your feelings about it, I think it deserves a second viewing.
The cinematographer has found a new way to shoot night scenes during the day.
As Jordan Peele writes this (in the quarantine period of 2020), consider the theme of “watcher vs. watched” knowing he has cell phone addiction in mind.
Watch the third act knowing that the “inflatable tube men” were originally invented as a work of art, then patented without the artist’s permission, and have now become a shopping symbol.
Rethink the ending knowing that Eadweard Muybridge, who took the first motion picture of a jockey riding a horse, argued that he was insane while on trial for murder and reasoned similarly to Antlers’ character.
Watch again knowing that Gordy the chimpanzee is played by Terry Noter, who also played King Kong.
Try to understand who the “observers” are No.
Try to find references to other Peele movies.
And other movie references/effects.
Performances by co-stars.
The movie is more about symbolism than plot.
Try to put the little details together.
Watch it again because the characters in this horror movie are not stupid.
Watch knowing that comedy and horror come from the same place for Peele.
Instead of deciding on a “one-to-one interpretation” of the movie, try rewatching the movie with a new theme in mind each time.
Forget the threads, just make it for the voice of Michael Wincott (aka Antlers).
Watch, noticing that the background of the credits gradually fades from orange to black, just like the glow of a light bulb or a developing film.
Watch it without thinking if it’s good or bad.
But right now, No deep or stupid