It's finally upon us.
On Friday night (Saturday NZT) at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, Jordan Peele debuted his latest work, a horror-thriller called Us . The highly-anticipated movie from the 19459005 director stars Lupita Nyong'o in a tale of an African-American family faced with their own evil doppelgangers.
In Us, Adelaide Wilson (Nyong'o) takes her husband Gabe (Winston Duke) and their two children to California on the beach hometown for a summer getaway. One night, creepy individuals show up in their driveway, and their own announce the visitors in truly creepy fashion: "It's us." Cue bloody shenanigans with the Wilson's malevolent doppelgangers haunting the family.
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The movie "Just cemented Jordan Peele as the greatest horror mastermind of the decade," wrote movie critic Rafael Motamayor , "A terrifying, funny, smart, thoughtful movie starring Lupita Nyong'o!"
Variety's Ramin Setoodeh called Peele It's going to be one of the biggest movies of the year, "he predicted.
Hey was not alone. Film journalist Clayton Davis called Peele's new movie "A horror masterpiece."
"It's incredibly violent, filled with stuff."
"Can honestly say I've never seen anything like it." Originally written by Collider's Steve Weintraub.
Nyong'o continued to earn lots of praise. "It's safe to say that," further proves that Lupita Nyong'o is one of the finest actors of her generation, "tweeted Matt Dentler.
You'll want to watch it more than once, user @ SandyWrites "I already know I missed so much!"
It's likely unlike anything you've seen before, said film critic Scott Mantz.
"Well, that was … DIFFERENT!" he tweeted. "Engrossing, scary, intense & unnerving, but so weird & bizarre! A bold, ambitious, * unpredictable * dark comedy, but what's it all?" A peculiar film, not sure what to make of it! a good thing … right? "
Us proved to be" a tail of an experience ", Mashable's Angie J. Han. Lupita's. "
It seemsingly ends in a controversial way, according to user @SamuraiFlicks, who praised
Director Morgan Jon Fox called the movie "amazing. Holy hell. So much going on. In a good way."
"My god," wrote @jumpedforjoi. "Winston Duke plays corny dad pitch perfectly." Lupita Nyong'o did THAT with such a chilling performance. "
Us New Zealand's cinemas on March 28
– USA Today