What Can We Say About ‘Us’ Jordan Peele’s Latest Thriller?

Us has been in theaters for over a week now and it’s been met with critical acclaim and head scratches. It’s being called “overhyped” by audiences and “phenomenal” by critics. I am personally somewhere in between, occupying the gray area and scratching my head too. I think the film was sensational as weird Black art. It’s ‘weird’ in the best way, with its unapologetic exploration of Black storytelling and through the power and oddity Lupita Nyong’o puts into her characters. I would definitely see the film again to catch more hints and Easter eggs. Yet, I cannot ignore some gaping plot holes. Hopefully you have gotten a chance to see and support this film because there will be spoilers ahead.

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