The Fear of God: Us

23 Apr

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Jordan Peele’s Us.

One Response to “The Fear of God: Us”

  1. FictionIsntReal April 23, 2019 at 3:47 pm #

    I enjoyed Us (less than Get Out, but more than the typical jump-scare horror movie), but the explanation we get for the tunnels is bad, and that’s on the writer rather than the audience. He should have explained LESS and just had it be mysterious (Brian Collins just made the same point over at Birth Movies Death, but I wrote all of this comment other than this parenthetical last week). I haven’t heard what his full explanation for them would be, but I don’t see how it could actually make anything fit. One particularly grating thing is character motivation: there was no barrier to escaping from the tunnel, so what took her so long? Why did she & her group waste time messing with the family when all the other “tethered” just got to quickly murdering?

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