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Us is still well worth seeing despite the flaws, however, as it cements Peele's reputation as a filmmaker equally happy soaking his work in subtext as he is blood.
But the remake is in good hands with Peele, who has already proven his horror chops with Us, and Get Out.
Peele's picture is unsettling rather than white-knuckle terrifying and there are no conventional jump scares.
Peele's film is unsettling rather than white-knuckle terrifying and there are no conventional jump scares.
Viewed purely as a misfit member of the horror genre, Peele's picture is unsettling rather than whiteknuckle terrifying and there are no conventional jump scares.
Though it was released--and, eventually, won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay--in Donald Trump's America, Peele penned Get Out as a response to Barack Obama's presidential reign, during which the election of the first ever president of colour, in 2008, had been hailed as a symbol of a nation shaking off its racist past.
Peele, who is also an executive producer of the show, said he was initially reluctant to take on a show considered by many critics to be among the best in TV history.
In "Us," Peele tells the story of an African-American family in California whose idyllic vacation at their holiday home is interrupted by killer doppelgangers who show up dressed in red coveralls, armed with scissors.
Explaining what the Tethered mean, Peele explained they perfectly represent the film's tagline: 'We are our own worst enemy.'
With Us, writer-director Jordan Peele proves that he's no one-trick pony after the success of his Oscar-winning Get Out in 2017.