Us, an early contender for movie of the year


Zoe Jacobs

The scariest, most creatively thought out horror moving came out on March 22 and has created nonstop buzz since then. “Us” is Oscar winner Jordan Peele’s latest cinematic masterpiece and it is the type of movie that keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire 116 minutes. Without giving away any spoilers for those who have not seen this movie yet, here is what I thought about the film.

The movie’s plot may seem simple enough at first glance, but “Us” is unlike any other horror movie the world has ever seen. The symbolism, metaphors, and Easter eggs this film holds make “Us” just as intellectually stimulating (and maybe even confusing) after you see it as it is before you see it. Seeing this movie makes you question everything you thought you knew about the world we live in. Through the creativity of writer, producer, and director Jordan Peele, there are so many possible meanings, interpretations, themes, and endings this movie could have.

The element of suspense that “Us” entails is developed by many different things, such as the score, visual effects, and other creative elements, along with the violence and gore. To me, what makes it so suspenseful and exciting is the story line. This is the type of movie where you never know what is going to happen, and if you’re like me, and figure out how it ends at the very beginning of the movie, you will question your theory the entire time. This is because of how perfectly executed all elements of this movie are.

If you have not seen “Us” yet, you are not living right. And if at the end of the movie, you don’t feel your IQ has risen several points, you did not really watch the movie.