Review: “Us” (2019)


Release Date: March 22, 2019
Director: Jordan Peele
Writer: Jordan Peele
Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex
Genre: Horror

My Thoughts

Us-coverThat night, the world ends as the Shadows emerge from the tunnels. We don’t know that, not at first. Peele structures the arrival of the Shadow Wilsons as a direct and personal assault that gradually expands until it consumes everyone and everything. What starts out as a suburban family under attack becomes the zombie apocalypse, an evolution that few directors could pull off. Peele doesn’t so much sprinkle clues as he does put up a giant billboard advertising them, but like any good horror film you don’t really know what you’re looking at until it’s too late. In spite of the occasional stumbles—the big reveal of how the Shadows came to be makes things more confusing, not less—Us is a goddamn masterpiece…

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