The movie opens with a haunting melody as the camera slowly pans out to show you a room full of nothing but rabbits in cages, and if that isn't enough to make you realize the crazy ride you are in for, then I don't know what will.
The premise of the movie is one day a normal family is confronted by their doppelgangers, except something is very very wrong with said doppelgangers. Early on, we don't know exactly their purpose except maybe they want to be replace the originals, maybe even become them.
Of course, there is a lot more going on beneath the surface which ties into the rabbits we were shown as the movie began. It all leads into a giant twist, one no one will see coming, which begs the question, who is real and who is not.
It goes to show the appeal of the director Jordan Peele as he gives us horror that makes us think. It is not just blood and gore, it is not CGI thrown at us. He gives us real visceral horror, movies that will stay in your subconscious long after viewing. These movies scare us because they are close to our reality. They are about things that are either already happening, or could eventually happen. For example, his first movie Get Out explored the racial divide and the concept of whites wanting to be black. US explores what happens when we meet our darker savage selves. What would let ourselves be replaced or would we try to fight back to show we can be good? But what if..what if we are not as good as we think we are?
If you liked Get Out, then definitely do not miss out on US. Jordan Peele is showing why he is one of the greats as his movies scare us because they make us look outside the box. It will be interesting to see what he comes up with next and I will be watching with a keen eye whichever idea he presents to us next. What are your thoughts on US and Jordan Peele's movies? Feel free to weigh in below!!
Till next time, stay scared!! -Tha Thrilla