“Us”: confusingly horrifying or horrifyingly confusing?

Jay Harrison, Staff Writer

The film Us is written and directed by comedian and academy award winner Jordan Peele. This feature follows critical success on his first film that won the Oscar for best screenplay. This movie is a work of art; a beautiful painting compared to majority of contemporary popular film, but this movie is convoluted by its artistic beauty and integrity.

Instead of answering basic questions and revealing motivations the film just moves from plot point to plot point disjointedly. The soundtrack is stunning, the performances were immersive and cinematography gorgeous but the whole second act or middle hour I had little to no stake in the characters because I couldn’t tell you what their motivations or basic goals were beyond the symbolic use of weapons or references to other horror movies made in the film.

Overall worth the time but not my dime!