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Trev’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
Jordan Peele’s Us is a film totally unashamed of being a horror. More than anything, Us is Jordan Peele’s love letter to the horror films of his childhood.
If I had any picture of Jordan Peele in my head while watching this is would be him laughing behind the curtain along with Wes Craven and John
Us is a very different film than Get Out. Jordan Peele was following up a debut film which is an undeniable smash hit. Not only was it a smash hit, it was hailed as a sharp satire on white liberalism, and it also won Jordan Peele an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Where Get Out was more specific, Us is much more ambiguous. The differences don’t just end there: Us is a lot bloodier, sillier, bombastic, a lot of things Get Out is not, but it is very proud of these qualities.