Us (2019)

Review: Us (2019)

31 Mar 19

A horror film that keeps you thinking rather than paranoid

'Us' is a thrilling, funny, and captivating film.
The storyline is well-paced and gets more intense and weirder as the film goes on.
The characters are engaging and feel more like real people rather than your stereotypical horror characters.

Lupita Nyong'O's shines with her performance as 'Adelaide' and her tethered version 'Red'.
Winston Duke's 'Abraham' is a great character who adds comedic relief and brings laughter in the middle of suspenseful moments in the film, yet works perfectly.

Love the concept of the film and puts into the perspective of how we view and present ourselves and the anxieties we face in society.
The ending could've been a bit more ambiguous with the approach on certain story tellings, which could have left more room for discussion. However, it does make you want to watch the film all over again with a different mind set.

Recommend watching this if you're a fan on thriller/horror films with deep metaphors, original concepts, great actors, and does not rely on heavy jump scares.