Us Movie Review- A Saga of Tunnels and Scissors

It was a weird day. We reached the movie theatre hoping for a movie which would thrill us, and delighted we were. For there were posters of the movie “Us”. Marked as an adult horror, and directed by Jordan Peele, renown for his work in ” Get Out “.

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Staring since forever.

Little did we know that we were venturing for the never seen before melodramatic zombies.

(A big mistake).

Possibly the most over-hyped and weirdly ridiculous movie I have seen in a while. A movie which shouldn’t have happened to us.

Just to shed some light on the story “Adelaide Wilson, haunted and traumatized of her childhood past, returns to her childhood beach front property. This time her husband, son, and daughter were accompanying her. She increasingly grows concerned of an ill omen lurking around the corner. Her fears turn reality when four masked strangers descend upon the house, forcing the entire family into a fight for survival. When the masks come off, the family is horrified to discover that each attacker has an appearance of one of them.”

The story is premised upon the abandoned underground tunnels in USA, DNA cloning went wrong and zombied doppelgangers with scissors who go a.k.a. Rocky Balboa over the citizens.

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Scissors, scissors and more scissors.

A set, where for apparently no good reason doppelgänger or as explained in the movie, clones of all US citizens have been living in the abandoned tunnels of the country. These clones are a failed government experiment and are connected to the souls of their orginal. They thrive on white rabbit meat and have been denied humanity.

Mind you, there is a clone existing for every US citizen. 

The clones mimic daily activities of the original, they grow like us and shape like us and obviously look like us. They live, sustain, and make their own bed in the abandoned tunnels. Technically, not so abandoned.

They get their own ironed suits. Where from? Nobody knows.

But they get out, you see, for they were never locked but rather forgotten. No idea why they left it so long given that whilst they respire, talk and speak there appears to be no sustainable food down there. When they do come up outside of the tunnels, they have developed strange quirks. Some have a few facial deformities, some can talk and some can only bellow. Like Mel Brooke’s Frankenstein. They also for some reason prepare to come out by all putting on red boiler suits (no idea why or where they get them from) and carrying a nice long pair of shiny scissors each.

Presumably there’s a sale on. For reasons only known the director, they leave a load of rabbits behind in the tunnels and go ahead to stab as many people as possible with the scissors.

After eternity of this tripe (or it just felt like it), the refugees from Guantanamo all hold hands in an inhuman chain stretching miles, battering water, land and mountains. Not because there’s any rationale, but because it looks good and resembles a flashback advertisement on human rights awareness.

We still have no clue where they arranged their scissors from.

There is a fascinating twist at the end, only if you can survive for that long. The garnered excellent reviews in fairness are mainly from American paid magazines who presumably will take any light relief they can get these days.

My verdict- save your money. Go and see something else.

And no, it’s not even half comparable to “the Shining”.

By boringbug

(P.S.: Be careful when in bed, for there might be a doppelganger somewhere thrusting himself on a wall.)


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There are 7 comments

    1. The Boring Bug

      Thank you. Except for the pun, there is no point to symbolism if the director fails to connect the dots.

      I appreciate the cinematography and the clever direction, but the movie in whole failed to impress me. It was unnecessarily hyped.

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  1. T.S. Mart

    Thank you for this. I’ll save my money and wait to rent it. I’m a person who can forgive a couple plot holes and oversights to study characterization and other story elements (as long as the story is also entertaining).

    Liked by 1 person

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