“Us” – Movie Review

This Jordan Peele film took the world by storm this weekend, selling out theaters acrross the states. This is Jordans follow up to his movie “Get Out”.

The movie follows a family on vacation, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, and Evan Alex. Everything seems fine until the family is visited by people who strangely resemble them.

The family does everything they can to avoid being killed by these doublegangers. The story jumps back and forward through time giving us back story on Lupita’s characters (Adelaide Wilson and Red). Who when she was just a little girl was traumatized when she saw a girl who looked exactly like her.

The theme of the film was easy to follow, although it was a bit confusing at first, this is because when watching the film, you may try to over analyze things you notice while at the same time miss what’s right in front of you.

The film is more thriller than horror, however, it is very gory with buckets of bloodshed throughout the film up until the very end. The acting from the more seasoned actors where perfect, but I found that the little boy (Evan Alex) who plays Jason Wilson and Pluto could have given us more emotion. Evan Alex as Pluto was perfect, a creepy crawly grunting animal-like kid who plays with fire, while Even as Jason Wilson didn’t seem like he was authentically afraid or terrified, don’t know if that was his direction or if he just didn’t know how to pull it off.

Jordan Peele surprises us again with his work and continues to prove that there is something strange in that mind of his. His use of time in a film was a little drawn out and I found that the title sequence was a bit long. However, I got a feeling that he took notes from old horror films that used the long title sequence in their movies. I feel that in this day and age movies should get right to it instead of giving us a un-interesting title sequence.

Because some of the scenes were drawn out it could be easy to lose attention in the film however the anticipation of something coming was definitely there so you couldn’t help but keep your eye on the screen for the duration.

“Us” is a movie you definitely want to watch again not just because it was good, but because you would want to solve the puzzle and figure out what the Jordan Peele film was trying to tell us.

Were giving Jordan Peele’s “Us” an 8/10

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