Us (Movie Review)

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Release Date: March 22, 2019

Genre: Horror, Mystery & Suspense

Cast: Lupita N’yongo, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Shahadi Wright-Joseph, Evan Alex

Summary (from Rotten Tomatoes):

Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. Us pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.

Review By Me

2 years after his directorial debut of Get Out, Jordan Peele presents his second horror film titled Us. This movie easily got on my most anticipated movies list of 2019 after I saw the trailers. I like Us a little more than Get Out, which is still a great film. Peele’s movies that he have directed so far are different than what we usually expect from a horror film; He is definitely a director to look out for. The following review will be spoiler free. The first thing I want to address is the acting; Its so great in this movie, and all the actors played their part so well: both their main character and their doppelganger; The stand out amongst the actors is leading lady Lupita N’yongo; I mean she was amazing, giving both a creepy and outstanding performance. The use of music throughout the movie was on point; The creepy remix of Luniz’s “I Got 5 On It”, which was also featured in the trailers was rightly placed when ever it was played in the film. As I stated on earlier in this review, Jordan Peele makes great films that are interesting and unique. His films are good on having messages and is big on symbolism which I think is pretty dope; After watching his movies, and if I have questions, I don’t mind looking for those answers. Reading that a certain object, animal, or color in his films represented something  in his movies is interesting and creative. Even if the symbolism did not click in my mind while watching the movie, it doesn’t take away from the fact that Peele’s movies are great to watch ! Us is a creepy, thought-provoking, dark, unique, terrifying, must-watch film, that does not hold back on the plot twist. Jordan Peele is the next big thing happening in horror and he is on the rise. If you’ve seen Us, let me know what you think below or leave a comment if you plan on seeing it. Thanks for reading !

Rating: 5/5

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