Jordan Peele has done it again.
Writer-director of “Get Out” and now “Us” has wowed audiences with his take on the scary movie once again; using humor and creepy elements to underline societal issue within our country.
For those of you who have seen “Get Out,” you know it is about the racism in America, Peele made that pretty obvious. However, in “Us,” the societal issue is much harder to find on the surface level of the movie.
While this is always up for interpretation, many people are finding that societal issue to be the class system within America.
If you plan on seeing “Us,” you’re already one step ahead of me when I saw it. However, that does not mean you will leave the theater with any less questions.
Peele leaves a lot of things open-ended, which is so unusual from other movies. This movie makes you continue to think and question things you thought were so simple to understand and to dig deeper than surface level.
“Us” is not as scary compared to other movies, like “The Conjuring” or “Sinister.” There are still some good jump scares that make everyone in the audience flinch, but it is creepy more than anything.
I don’t think the cast could have been better. With Lupita Nyong’o as the leading actress, nothing could go wrong. She does a very convincing job of getting the audience to like and care about her and her family. And with Winston Duke by her side as the clown of the movie, it just makes it even better.
As for the newbies in the movie, Anna Diop plays the teenage daughter. Most actresses who try to portray a teenage daughter try too hard and make the audience, or at least me, uncomfortable. Diop does not do this. She plays her role as the annoying, but understandable teenage girl effortlessly.
Evan Alex plays the young son. And he, like Diop, plays his role well. As the brother who annoys his sister and the son who is babied by his mother, Alex is very convincing in his role.
This movie is great overall, and I would highly recommend taking the time to see it. Just be prepared to want to see it again. And again, before you really understand it.