This may not go over with some, but this is my official favorite zombie movie of all time (for now). Ultra-fast, athletic zombies! I started this thinking, okay zombies, what else can I do as I watch this. By 20-30 minutes in I was glued to the screen. Intense. Didn’t expect to get so invested in some of the characters. Gong Yoo and Kim Soo-an are incredible. Kim Soo-an should win a lifetime achievement award along with an Oscar for…
Even though some of the descriptions out there, not all, mention “schizophrenic,” I’d hazard a guess that it’s more about trauma. Like Repulsion, which many have compared it to, I believe it could be connected to childhood sexual abuse and trauma. Just a thought. Regardless, it was fascinating to watch - great score (though grating it worked well), great imagery, and somewhat suspenseful.
Now that’s a work of art!
I won’t comment on all the utterly amazing things about this film that so many have already reviewed. Instead I want to look at the meaning. But first I have to mention my awe for Tilda Swinton. I’ve always loved her but this has solidified for me how phenomenal she is. Three very distinct roles. I read an article that questioned if she was playing ego, super-ego, and id - and that could actually…
In a nutshell this is about ourselves, hence Us, whether psychological or political: the diabolical demons within all of us - psychologically creating guilt and repression leading to fear of seeing/looking at ourselves; or within the societal structure - the tethering and puppeteering of the underclass and the mentality that creates the us vs. them. A masterpiece in my opinion. Great score. Lupita is phenomenal. All the actors were fantastic. Great respect for Jordan Peele’s mind - layers of metaphor, symbolism and homage to horror films.