Us

Us ★★★

I watched this again because I was annoyed that I wasn’t blown away the first time round and unfortunately under a microscope I’ve been noticing more cracks.

 I will say that this film has stellar cinematography, performances and a truly haunting score. I can tell Peele loves horror movies from the late 70s - early 80s through his use of title sequences and visual cues which gives me hope that in the 2020s we will have horror movies that aren’t just jump scare 34.

That said, I believe that plot coherency is sacrificed for the sake of thematic elements. It’s clear what Peele is talking about in terms of privilege and class but while allegory worked in Get Out it feels sloppy here.

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