A movie review written by Lee Sonogan
1hr56mins (2019) Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Originally published on entertainmentcultureonline.com
Adelaide Wilson: They look exactly like us. They think like us. They know where we are. We need to move and keep moving. They won’t stop until they kill us… or we kill them.
Not since Get Out was made in 2017 I have seen such a horror/psychological thriller like Us. In a reimagining of a slasher movie type of genre, writer and director Jordan Peele has created a mixed received movie that I have found underrated to a certain point. Having a budget of $20 million, regardless of how a decent amount of people have reviewed or rated the movie, it successfully made over $250 million at the box office.
I have been wanting to watch this one for a while but kept putting it off although surely since I enjoyed Get Out that I would enjoy this film. Watching it I let myself be taken by the ride. More use of creepy imagery than actually being able to scare you, the movie went by pretty fast. Do not listen to anyone who speaks about it in a negative fashion because this movie is watchable if you’re interested in how the concepts in the trailers turned out.
In the execution through many areas, it becomes intriguing, but I see as the second half of the movie rolls by it becomes somewhat illogical. Not to mention the unnecessary plot twist scene that ends the movie. The unknown premise makes this movie watchable at first. Then when the dialogue starts to give you answers the creditability of it being realistic is shot and starts doing damage to a movie that I was enjoying. In a slow-burning way, you will appreciate its build from its symbolic meanings, original soundtrack, structure and some dialogue, but you cannot ignore its flaws as its concepts develop.