If you loved Get Out, buckle up, it looks like we are in for another horrifying ride through Jordan Peele’s imagination.
Us doesn’t hit theatres until March 22nd, but a selected audience got to see the first screening. The film kicked off SXSW festival in Austin, Texas last night and it was a hit.
Since Get Out became a cultural phenomenon and earned Peele an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, film lovers everywhere have been dying to see what he brings to the big screens next. The film stars Lupita Nyong’o (Black Panther, 12 Years A Slave) and Winston Duke (Black Panther) as parents who take their kids on vacation along with their friends.
Scroll down to see what critics have to say :
Joi McMillan of the Hollywood Reporter
Erik Davis of Fandango
Ramin Setoodeh of Variety
Trace Thurman of Bloody Disgusting
Ashley Menzel of We Live Entertainment
Frank Pallotta of CNN
After the screening, Peele was asked about the main theme of the movie and after dodging the initial question he stated : “I have a very clear meaning and commentary I’m trying to strike with this film. I’m also trying to design a film that’s very personal for every individual. On the broader strokes of things, this movie is about this country,” he said. “When I decided to write this movie I was stricken by the fact that we’re in a time where we fear The Other — whether it’s the mysterious invader we think is going to come and kill us or take our jobs, or the faction we don’t live near that voted a different way than us. We’re all about pointing the finger. I wanted to suggest maybe the monster we really need to look at has our face. Maybe the evil is us.”
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Us is in theatres March 22nd.