With the recent release of "Us", Jordan Peele leaves the audience wanting more.
As if his first debut as a horror film director wasn't enough of a success, Jordan Peele, an American actor and filmmaker, released "Us" 2 weeks ago. Peele's first big debut, "Get Out", was a huge success, winning an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. This movie wowed its audience and let us into the creative and a bit insidious (in a good way) mind of Jordan Peele.
Two Fridays ago, I was enjoying my last day in Florida by visiting Disney Springs. It was a beautiful day out and I was SO happy to be able to grasp onto what was left of my warm vacation from the cold wind up north. I passed by a huge dine-in AMC and had to hold myself back from going in. I had to remind myself that even though my two favorite things, food and movies, were right in front of me, it would be a crime to waste my last beautiful day.
That reminder faded pretty quick as I remembered "Us" was released that same day. I dragged my boyfriend through the doors and he, being a good boyfriend, had no complaints. We bought our tickets, ordered our large milkshake and appetizers, and sat down impatiently waiting for the movie to start.
As the movie came to a conclusion, my boyfriend and I looked at each other and had no words. Literally, we had no words it was that good. We got up and walked out of the theatre into the bright sunlight and honestly forgot we just spent a beautiful day in the dark eating pretzels.
For the rest of the day, all we could talk about was how amazing the movie was. Not kidding. We didn't stop talking about it for the rest of the trip and we still are now.
This movie was less of a "jump scare" movie and more of a psychological thriller that really spooks you. The actors Peele found to play the parts did a phenomenal job and accurately portrayed a creepy storyline that only Peele could pull off.
If you're looking for a new movie to be obsessed with, like I am, "Us" is definitely for you.