US Movie Review

We are our own worst enemy

Friday saw me back at my usual haunt of Sheffield Cineworld and now sees me writing another movie review (read my Captain Marvel review here*). This time around is the horror of entering Jordan Peele's psychologically messed up mind in 'Us'. I've been waiting for this film ever since I watched Get Out, I loved that film it was like nothing I'd ever seen before. I eagerly anticipated Jordan Peele's next addition in Us and -spoiler- I was not disappointed! Currently sitting at $88 million gross the film is definitely getting people watching and thinking WTF afterward.


Us Film Review

The Review

Right from the trailer you're lead down the rabbit hole thinking that maybe Us isn't your mainstream cheesy horror. Maybe there's something a little different going on here. If you're familiar with Get Out then you'll know that Jordan Peele is renowned for turning things on their head and really getting deep inside your psyche. He makes you question absolutely everything you think you know. Us definitely restored my faith in the horror genre, it seemed so cleverly put together. Scary in parts, downright terrifying psychologically and not too many obvious loose ends which horrors can often fall victim too.

Without giving away any spoilers that aren't already revealed in the trailer Us is based around a family on their summer vacation. Their serene holiday seems to be scattered with weird coincidences throughout culminating in unexpected visitors paying them a visit - but they seem all too familiar. The movie takes you on a complete whirlwind of emotions from the small comic relief intertwined with incredibly gripping and uncomfortable viewing.


Lupita Nyong'o plays the lead character, Adelaide Wilson, Adelaide seems to be a normal caring mother but with a lingering traumatic experience that may or may not come back to bite her. As has come to be expected with Lupita (previous films include 12 Years A Slave and Black Panther) her performance was absolutely flawless she invokes horror in her every action and you can really feel everything that she feels.



Watch yourself! 

During the film, there's a lot of foreshadowing occurring and weird references that you'll rack your brains trying to understand their meaning such as Jeremiah 11:11 and what's with all the rabbits? The soundtrack itself is sheer genius and I'm not sure I can listen to 'I got 5 on it' without my brain going into overdrive.

If you came here for an explanation of Us I don't have one, what I do know is you need to go and see this film for yourself. It truly directs a mirror onto ourselves, the world that we're creating, the consequences of our actions and how we truly are our own worst enemy


You'll leave the cinema and this movie will be in your head for days, trying to figure out what if? How did that? WTF! Jordan Peele is an absolute genius and his take on modern horror brings fear into the simplest things and everyday items - I'll never look at a bunny in the same way again


Alice in Sheffield rating - 8.5/10





What did you think of Us?

14 comments

  1. I'll be seeing this soon, looking forward to it even more now!

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    1. I really really enjoyed it! You'll have to let me know what you think

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  2. Ooooh I was looking at watching 'Get Out' earlier and this film sounds awesome too. Kaz

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    1. Get out is amazing! You should definitely watch it

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  3. I've heard so many good things about this movie, I really want to go see it!

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  4. I'd not heard of this film but it sounds amazing! I tend not to watch horror at the cinema as I scare so easily :)

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    1. Oh I LOVE watching horrors at the cinema I think it adds to the atmosphere

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  5. This is not a film I have heard of and I have to admit I am not keen on horrors anymore - not sure why. Glad you enjoyed it

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    1. Yeh I think you need to be a certain person to like horrors

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  6. I've not really seen much about this movie to be honest as generally horrors aren't my thing but I think my parents may enjoy this x

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    1. It's very different to any other horror I've ever watched

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  7. I had no idea what Us was about and then I watched the trailor yesterday and needless to say I won't be going, I would be scared witless! Mich x

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