“Us” Review

Suhas Vittal, Contributing Writer

“Us” is a horror film directed by Jordan Peele and stars Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph and Evan Alex.

This much anticipated movie is the second film that Peele directed and wrote following his hit, “Get Out.” The film has made a record breaking $180 million dollars in box office. The largest box-office opening for a horror movie in history.

In “Us,” Adelaide Thomas (Nyong’o) and her husband (Duke) are hunted by evil doppelgängers in red suits called the tethered while on vacation with their two children.

While the acting is great, the chemistry between the family members is very bland because there isn’t much dialogue or character development between them. This is mostly because the “monsters” in the film come early on in the movie. Unlike most horror films most of scares don’t come from something jumping out of nowhere, but from the tethered moving in creepily or committing violent acts. Although the movie was mostly predictable, to the films credit the tethered in this film have a different motive than the typical doppelgänger killing and replacing the originals.

Even though it did not meet my expectations, overall the film was thoroughly entertaining and was worth watching.