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Us is a Thriller

Destin Schroeder, Writer

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Us has been raving all around the world with high praises. This movie is the second film produced and directed by Jordan Peele with the first one being, “Get Out” which was released in 2017. Us, like Get Out, has quite a few humor scenes in the mix, which leads to controversy over how much of a horror movie it really is. The movie is lead by actress Lupita Nyong’o, who plays a mother with a dark past on vacation with her family. Nyong’o, who’s known for her role in the film Black Panther and other movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, plays her first lead in a film and does a stellar job. Nyong’o’s’ character, Adelaide, is accompanied by her family in the film. Winston Duke, known as Abraham in the film, plays the husband. And their children, Jason and Zora, played by actor and actress Evan Alex and Shahadi Wright Joseph.

As a child, Adelaide Wilson ran away from her parents at the fair and wandered into a mirror funhouse, where she saw a little girl who looked exactly like her. Adelaide now suffers PTSD from the traumatic experience she faced as a child. With her husband and two kids, she now returns to the beach house where she grew up for a vacation with her family. She becomes seriously worried that something bad is going to happen and that her past is gonna come back to haunt her. Adelaide eventually decides it’s best to leave the beach house as her worries continue, but it’s too late when four masked strangers abruptly show up to the house, forcing Adelaide and her family to fight for their lives. When the strangers take their masks off, the family realizes that each of the strangers looks exactly like each member of the real Wilson family.

I personally really enjoyed the film. It had all the good features of Get Out and more. The humor was put into the most perfect places to ease the tension of the film and really showed a bright side to each and every one of the characters. The film starts out a bit slow and there wasn’t a whole lot going on but it picks up rather quick and really pulls you in. Jordan Peele’s amazing detail and twists will have you guessing and still trying to figuring things out for the rest of your week.

If I were to give this movie a rating from 1 to 10, I’d give it a 9.5. Despite having a few illogical points throughout the film, it still manages to keep the audience involved and interested with a few wildly unexpected turns with Jordan Peele’s geniusness. I would definitely go watch this movie if you’re looking for a scare with a huge twist.

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