Jordan Peele’s “Us” Has Movie Critics Satisfied1 week ago by Amber Le in Movie News
Jordan Peele’s follow up movie to his directorial debut is getting nothing but praises all around. Us has yet to drop in theaters but the critics have spoken and it’s looking like a movie that horror heads need to see. The film is set to release March 22 and Peele is clearly keeping up his end of the bargain by delivering another infamous horror flick.
Although Us is completely different from Get Out, it still managed to keep the attention of Peele’s audience and have them leaving the theater satisfied. This time around, the message and the inspiration were different from his debut film.
“There hasn’t been a horror film about a black family, that I can remember. I think that’s an important thing to note. We have a lot of films in this genre where a family meets a monster, but the fact that we’ve never seen a black family in that situation is a problem to me. There’s a presumption in the industry that if black people are the leads in a film it has to be in some way about race. I wanted to show that we can push past that.”
Check out what Twitter has to say about Us:
Us: Jordan Peele has done it again. This is blistering terror, original horror, and a biting observational humor. Plus. Lupita delivers a jaw dropping performance that is instantly iconic. #SXSW2019
— Kristy Puchko (@KristyPuchko) March 9, 2019
Can honestly say I've never seen anything like @JordanPeele's 'Us'. It's incredibly violent, filled with stuff I didn't expect to happen, and completely original. Crowd was freaking out a few times. If you expected another 'Get Out' this isn't it. Shows Peele has a lot to say. pic.twitter.com/pOSx8yqieX
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) March 9, 2019
Just saw Jordan Peele's "US" last night which premiered here at SXSW. A really scary movie with an underbelly of profundity. A movie that shines a dark spotlight on our duality and strikes at our souls. A significant movie–especially for these times in which we live.
— Frank Oz (@TheFrankOzJam) March 9, 2019
One day decades from now I'm going to be on my deathbed and still trying to process #UsMovie. And probably still wrong. I mean that as a compliment.
— Alisha Grauso @ #SXSW2019 (@AlishaGrauso) March 9, 2019