“Us” is Creepier than “Get Out”

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“Us” is Creepier than “Get Out”

“...the soul remains one.” An Us review.

“...the soul remains one.” An Us review.

“...the soul remains one.” An Us review.

“...the soul remains one.” An Us review.

Rita Nava-Orozco, Contributing Writer

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Ever since Jordan Peele announced the release of a new film starring two of my favorite actors (Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke, known for taking part in Black Panther), I could not wait to see it in theaters. That day finally came when I went to see it in theaters this weekend.

I thought that this movie would not be as creepy as Get Out was, but I was wrong. This film was nothing like it and was more twisted that I could’ve imagined. The tethered, who are the lookalikes in the movie, were the most interesting and complex characters in a horror movie that I have ever seen. Yes, there were a few plot holes, but not every movie is perfect.

The film revolves around a woman named Adelaide who goes on a family trip with her husband and kids to Santa Cruz, where she grew up and experienced something strange that traumatized her when she was younger. She and her family find out that there are clones of themselves, and both versions of themselves confront one another on their first night on vacation.

Lupita Nyong’o was absolutely amazing. She had to play both a normal mother and her deranged doppelganger in one film, how is that not Oscar worthy? The fact that this was her first leading role in a film is surprising– she portrayed her role so perfectly I was no longer able to look at her the same after I saw her two characters in the movie.

In the Thursday night screening alone, the film made $7.4 million. The number increased drastically as the weekend came; averaging at $88 millon. Us is now the second highest grossing live-action original film and third highest grossing horror film of the U.S. Seeing such a complex and thrilling movie do so well is a lovely sight.

This movie exceeds its expectations. It gives an interesting shift to the typical horror movie and it will definitely have many moviegoers at the edge of their seats. The acting, soundtrack, and the ending will have a bunch of you guys talking. So, go see Us, and give this film the support it deserves.

Note: As of March 27th, the film has become the #1 movie of the world.