Us (2019) Review

Us (2019) – Rated R – Reviewed March 27, 2019 – IMDb

Released March 22, 2019

I’m going to keep this spoiler-free but it’s gonna be tough because this is a hard movie to talk about without going into details.

So here goes nothing.

I was really looking forward to Us.  After Get Out and watching the trailer for Us, I was ready for another thriller from Jordan Peele. In a nutshell, everyone knows the movie is about a family that gets terrorized by doppelgangers. It definitely delivers on the thrill and terror this family goes through as these mysterious, and really strange, duplicates come after them. The acting is top notch with Black Panther alumni Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke playing the parents, and Shahadi Wright Joseph and Evan Alex playing the kids. The movie had some twists and turns that I didn’t see coming and built up the expectation for that pivotal moment where things come together and you go, “OK, that was weird. but I get it.”

Instead, I got a “Huh?” moment.

I know that I’m going against the crowd on this one (it has a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes!) but I did not like the explanation at all.

I don’t mind suspending some belief and going with the flow but Us was asking too much from me. Some of the basic answers I was hoping for didn’t come and it left me with way more questions. So I left the theater feeling a little cheated. I don’t want to spoil it for those who haven’t seen it yet but feel free to hit me up by email (mo@genxgrownup.com) and I will be happy to chat with you about this.

So, was this a good movie? Well…. yeah? Writing, acting, filming.. all great, but it’s tough for me to get past how it ended.

 

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Mo As someone who barely manages to squeeze in as a GenXer my memories include more of the 70's than those younger GenXers. Reading and movies are my passions with some video gaming thrown in there for good measure!

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