I had been dreading the moment. My friends wanted to see ‘Us,’ and I…don’t. I had never been a fan of horror movies, and as much of a film buff as I am, I can count the number of times I have seen one. But they were persistent, enough so that they bought the tickets before I could say no. So, for better or worse, there I was, on a late Friday night screening of the film.
Well, I am happy to report that it wasn’t a traumatic experience for me. And to be honest, it wasn’t really a scary film the way one would classically define ‘scary.’ It tells of a horrific tale. for sure, and that’s where the horror is. It’s quite smart, and I am sure there were a lot of references that went over my head. But, all in all, it is a film that will make one think and ponder,
Did I like it? Enough. But, I am still not its target market, and I don’t think I would ever want to watch the film again. And it boasts of a great dual performance from Lupita Nyong’o although I don’t know if I agree with some of her artistic choices. Still I respect those choices. Will I ever want to see a Jordan Peele film again? Probably, I would be curious enough, though it would probably depend on the project. Did this film add value to my Friday night? For sure, it beat jut scrolling my Instagram feed.