14 year old me would’ve fucking loved this. 31 year old me still liked it a hell of a lot. Great characters, fun premise, awesome monster design, genuinely creepy at points and with a subtle but crucial 60s political backdrop. Felt more ‘Guillermo’ than Guillermo’s last few outings. I’m a fan.
I love Jordan Peele’s brain. ‘Us’ feels like it’s crammed with huge, ambitious ideas and has so much to say. It works best when being unapologetically bonkers and basking in its surreal chilling images and creepy soundtrack (that I Got 5 On It remix!!!), but is least interesting when ticking conventional home invasion horror movie boxes and grinding to a halt to provide exposition. It’s no Get Out, but what is? I’m already eager to see it a second time. The horror genre is a more interesting place with Jordan Peele in it.