Let’s get right to it. I think (Academy Award Winner) Jordan Peele’s Us is fecking brilliant. Yup it’s true. It took me about an hour post-screening to reach this conclusion. But ever since I did, that’s the mood.
And please, do not take the brevity of my words here for anything else except that I do not want to give anything away. I’m just trying to use them wisely.
At the end of the day, whatever you interpret or however you read the actions that take place in the film, you need to know one thing – you are right.
While there are a few on-the-nose takeaways to be had, ultimately Peele has constructed a complex story and presented it in a non-self important way. He is neither spoon-feeding nor going above our collective heads. Rather, he is laying out the story and asking us to keep up. It makes for quite an entertaining experience.
All that said, I would like to point out a few things that I think it are important for an audience to know going into the film:[Read more…]