Your own worst enemy

14 April 2019 | Art and Entertainment

It's 1986 and an encounter at an amusement park leaves one young girl so unsettled, she suppresses the memory for more than three decades.

Fast-forward to the present day, the film Us tells the story of Adelaide (Lupita Nyong'o) who is married to Gabe (Winston Duke), with two relatively well-adjusted kids, Zora (Shahadi Wright Joseph) and Jason (Evan Alex). The Wilsons. Though not quite as wealthy as good friends Josh and Kitty Tyler (Tim Heidecker and Elisabeth Moss), they are the picture of the ideal American family, heading back to Santa Cruz for their summer vacation.

Jason gazes out the front window and eerily announces, “There's a family in our driveway”. Sure enough, there stand four people in silhouette: mother, father, daughter, and son. While Adelaide doesn't hesitate to call the cops, Gabe does the manly thing, all but thumping his chest as he steps outside to confront the unannounced visitors, who freak him out by refusing to acknowledge his macho display.

According to Variety, the four uninvited guests find their way into the Wilsons' living room, and wouldn't you know, they look just like their hosts. Director Jordan Peele doesn't explain much about these mysterious visitors, letting our worst fears run wild as the intruders hover menacingly around the family, dressed in heavy-duty red coveralls. Only Nyong'o's döppelganger can speak, and even then, her words come out strained, as if she's never had reason to talk before. They seem to communicate primarily via sign language and guttural animal noises.

One thing is certain, they do not come in peace, though Peele draws out these early uncertain scenes, taking advantage of the ambiguity for the threat to unfold in our subconscious.

As a fan of horror movies, WE give it 4 out 5.

Similar News

 

Events calendar

6 days ago - 15 April 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Currently running• Follow the hidden magic, an exhibition by Anja Nowack, can be viewed at El Barrio in Windhoek until 17 April.• On the Brink,...

Jyz York drops '3'

1 week ago - 14 April 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Omaruru • Adolf Kaure Rapper Jedidiah Yorokee Ziabulela, better known as Jyz Yorke, recently released a mixtape titled 3.A mixtape is a compilation of music,...

Vir 'n lekker mondvol

1 week ago - 14 April 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Gobabis • Yolanda NelMet die inloopslag sien ek amper nie die naam raak nie, maar met sy groen geverfde mure, kan die Groentemandjie koffiewinkel op...

On rescuing and being Rescue(d)

2 weeks ago - 07 April 2019 | Art and Entertainment

A creative skill that developed at a young age “at a time when we had no books, pens or pencils”, has become not only bread...

DJ Alba releases latest single

2 weeks ago - 07 April 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Swakopmund • Adolf KaureAlba Hamukwaya, better known in music spheres as DJ Alba, released her latest single titled “Cymatix” recently.Alba, who attended high school in...

Events

2 weeks ago - 07 April 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Currently running• Follow the hidden magic, an exhibition by Anja Nowack, can be viewed at El Barrio in Windhoek until 17 April.• On the Brink,...

A father's revenge

2 weeks ago - 07 April 2019 | Art and Entertainment

After his son is killed by drug dealers, snow plough driver and “Citizen of the Year” Nels Coxman (Liam Neeson) begins to hunt down the...

When old and new unite

3 weeks ago - 31 March 2019 | Art and Entertainment

The kid who would be king opens with an animated overview of the Arthurian legend, quickly bringing viewers up to date on King Arthur, his...

Events calendar

3 weeks ago - 31 March 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Currently running• On the Brink, an exhibition by visual artists Ndakondjelwa Nghipandulwa and Davido Indongo can be viewed at the National Art Gallery until 4...

Nashawn drops 'Without Me'

3 weeks ago - 31 March 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Swakopmund • Adolf Kaure Well-known rhythm and blues musician George Marenga (26) better known to his fans as Nashawn, recently released his debut single,...

Latest News

Klein dade, groot harte

6 days ago - 15 April 2019 | Social Issues

Toyota Indongo het verlede week in die vroeë oggendure gaan blikskud , alles ten bate van kanker. Die gesigte getuig dat 'n klein daad almal...

Staalperde in die wilde weste

6 days ago - 15 April 2019 | Events

Windhoek • Yolanda Nel Van 3 tot 5 Mei behoort die baan aan motorfietsentoesiaste, met die twee-jaarlikse Olifant-wedren op Gobabis wat 'n groot makietie beloof.“Die...

Only unoccupied structures to go

6 days ago - 15 April 2019 | Infrastructure

Yolanda Nel The bid to remove illegal structures on municipal land only refers to unauthorised incomplete and unoccupied structures. In an effort to clear the...

Asbestos removal project under way

6 days ago - 15 April 2019 | Environment

Arandis • Leandrea Louw The Walvis Bay municipal council accepted a proposal by Adcon CC to rehabilitate the hazardous waste site and create more space...

The gentleman netball coach

6 days ago - 15 April 2019 | People

Walvis Bay • Adolf Kaure Bobsey Kanku Musambani whose coaching has transformed netball at the coast since his introduction to the sport, was born in...

Social entrepreneurs making their mark

6 days ago - 15 April 2019 | Education

The Red Bull Amaphiko Connect 2019 event took place at the end of March at a warehouse in Windhoek's northern industrial with more than 30...

Say it!

6 days ago - 15 April 2019 | Opinion

Send your “Erongo” or “WE” SMSs to 51500 (at N$3 each) to have your say. Riverside avenue in Swakop which describes exactly where it is,...

Events calendar

6 days ago - 15 April 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Currently running• Follow the hidden magic, an exhibition by Anja Nowack, can be viewed at El Barrio in Windhoek until 17 April.• On the Brink,...

Go forth and save!

6 days ago - 15 April 2019 | Banking

Many graduates can benefit by adopting good money management principles early in their careers to ensure a stable and stress free financial future. “Whether you...

Load More