It took me forever to connect the two stories. In fact I didn't fully connect them until the day after I had seen the film. The shared themes between the two stories were obvious. The nature of animals. Looking predators in the eye. People who survive tragedy trying to deal with the psychological fallout. But none of those shared themes really felt like they were Jordan Peele's point in introducing the Gordy plot arc.
And then it hit me that the whole movie was an allegory for the infotainment/news/entertainment industry. We as a society have built our own monsters by focusing on spectacles and seeking out our own fame. And the only way to survive that monster who is consuming us alive is to look away.
The minor and major plots were both dances around the ways that we ourselves create the spectacle that consumes not only us but the people that get drawn in to participate or even just to watch.
And now it's time to turn it off, to look away, to say "Nope".
At this point, Jordan Peele could make a movie about washing dishes and I'd pay to go see it.
So obviously, I'm not yet willing to look away from the spectacle consuming me.
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