Some interpretations are even more out there, such as the theory that Us takes place in the Get Out universe, albeit inside the Sunken Place -- meaning that the events of the film are "a metaphysical war within the subconscious." Which is interesting, but also as nuts as suggesting that the entirety of Jurassic Park takes place in Quint's imagination as he's eaten alive at the end of Jaws. Another fan argues that Adelaide/Red is basically Satan, cast out of paradise to become the leader of a literal underworld.
As for the film's political messages, people seem to hold a whole host of opinions. One critic suggested that the Tethered are a stand-in for the modern Republican Party, albeit with a less nightmarish leader. For starters, they love the color red. Secondly, the Tethered saw themselves as disenfranchised, so they hatched an insane plan to achieve power. And in the end, they form a human wall across America. On the flip side, conservative website Breitbart sees the film as a warning of the "horrors of socialism." Again, because of the color red. Stellar semiotics at work there.
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