Review Us (2019)

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A family's serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them.







 
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Duke Nicholson, the grandson of acting legend Jack Nicholson, has joined the supporting cast of Jordan Peele’s thriller “Us” at Universal Pictures. He joins a cast that includes Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, and Tim Heidecker. Peele will write and direct the film, whose storyline is under wraps, with the project aiming for a March 15th 2019 release.
 
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New Details On Jordan Peele’s “Us”


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Following his massive success with “Get Out,” comedian turned filmmaker Jordan Peele soon returns with his second directorial effort “Us” about which little is known.

Now, thanks to recent test screening invitations, a first plot synopsis for the film has gone online and goes for a very generic sounding home invasion film – but seems to be doing so deliberately. It reads as follows:

“A mother (Lupita Nyong’o) and a father (Winston Duke) take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends (one of which is Elizabeth Moss). But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.”

The film is expected to incorporate social commentary in the way “Get Out” did, but it’s not clear what said commentary will be about as such. “Us” is scheduled to arrive in theaters on March 15th 2019.
 

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Variety reports that Jordan Peele’s new horror tale “Us” is currently on track to earn more than $35 million during its opening weekend on March 22nd-24th.

That puts it on par with his debut film “Get Out” in early 2017 which opened to $33 million, although tracking estimates tend to move upwards closer to a film’s release.
 

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“Us” Heads For $45-50M Box-Office Opening


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The only major studio film opening this weekend, Jordan Peele’s “Us,” is currently on track for a $45-50 million opening at the box-office which means it will push “Captain Marvel” from its perch in that film’s third weekend.


The film’s story follows a family whose serene life turns to chaos after encountering their lethal doppelgangers. “Us” had its world premiere at SXSW on March 8th to rave reviews and currently the film sits at a 99% positive and an 8.08/10 average rating from 72 critical reviews on Rotten Tomatoes – giving it one of the year’s best review scores to date.

That box-office haul would be a big jump on the $33.3 million that Peele’s debut “Get Out” made on its opening weekend in 2017, though that film was more of a socially-aware thriller as opposed to “Us” which is a straight horror film. Both films are R-rated.

“Captain Marvel” is expected to garner a $40 million haul in its third weekend, a drop of just 40%. That film is now at $779 million worldwide and has surpassed the $773 million global total box-office of “Guardians of the Galaxy”.
 

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“Us” Set To Break Some Box-Office Records


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Jordan Peele’s “Us” is slightly overperforming with industry estimates indicating the film is on track to take in $68.5 million over the three-day opening weekend. The film pulled in $7.4 million in Thursday night previews and a further $22 million on Friday.


However, there’s a concern. While the film played to a flawless reception at SXSW, the critical scores have dipped very slightly since and the audience scores are a little weak with a B CinemaScore and 3.5 stars and 78% on PostTrak. That’s down on the A- CinemaScore for “Get Out” and it is said to be in part due to both inflated expectations from that film, and this film’s polarising ending.

Should it hold, or even if it dips a bit back down to the low $60 million opening, it will still be the best opening ever for an original horror movie (ahead of “A Quiet Place” with $50.2 million), the highest opening for an original R-rated film (ahead of “Ted” with $54.4M), the second-highest grossing opening of the year (after Captain Marvel with $153.4M) and a record for an original live-action title opening in March.

It could even be the third-best horror opening of all-time after “IT” ($123.4M), “Halloween” ($76.2M) but ahead of “World War Z” ($66.4M).
 

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Update: Overcoming some concerns, Peele’s “Us” continues to rise above expectation with the film on track for a $70.3 million domestic opening and nearly double early tracking projections.
 

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Okay, so I just went to see this movie. And, unusually for a horror movie these days, it caught my imagination, because......

.... it left questions unanswered and imponderables left hanging in the air......

...... which has, of course, prompted a lot of fan speculation.

If, once you have seen the film, you
are left pondering away like I was, then we are in good company.

Here are a few pieces on the subject that I have found (so far)........ Multiple major spoilers and links ahead, obviously...... (and please post any links to further articles and theories that you may find. I am officially hooked!)



MAJOR SPOILER LINKS TO ARTICLES......



 
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