‘Us’ Super Bowl Spot: Jordan Peele’s Latest Terror Has Terrifying Coincidences
Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 at 6:06 pm
There’s no doubt that Jordan Peele‘s Us, his follow up to Get Out, is one of the most highly anticipated films of the year. And judging by the reactions and eagerness to see it as soon as possible, the Us makes its debut at SXSW later this year, we can expect to see the same visceral terror with a tinge of Twilight Zone. Even the film itself was inspired by that show. Now with the film’s theatrical release just a little over a month away from release, we are getting a new look at it with a brand new TV spot.
Initially set up to be unveiled during the Super Bowl, Peele posted the spot on a SubReddit, much to the delight of everyone. Check it out here below.
We’ve seen plenty of films where a family is terrorized in their own home. The idea that safety and security have been compromised is nothing entirely new. However, Peele puts a new spin on the concept by making the characters themselves their own worst enemy. Every single member. In the film, a mother and father (played by Black Panther stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke) and their children go on a summer vacation getaway which seems to be going swimmingly until a strange malevolent presence starts to show up.
For Peele, he went in deep to craft the characters, creatures, and mythology of Us. The filmmaker says the film won’t be about race as much as Get Out was, but he wants to focus on how we, ourselves, can be our own worst enemy. And that, will be manifested in a new breed of creatures called The Tethers.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
Set in present day along the iconic Northern California coastline, Us, from Monkeypaw Productions, stars Oscar® winner Lupita Nyong’o as Adelaide Wilson, a woman returning to her beachside childhood home with her husband, Gabe (Black Panther’s Winston Duke), and their two children (Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex) for an idyllic summer getaway.
Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family.
After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. Us pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgÃ¤ngers of themselves.
The film also stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Anna Diop, and Madison Curry.