Sample Movie Review Paper on The Analysis of the film US by Jordan Peele

The vital aspects of film analysis comprise the integration between the subtle meaning of the
movie and the subject matter. Jordan Peele directed the film US and it features artistry in the
transition of the creepy scenes. Notably, the director illustrates the subject matter of the movie by
portraying the horrifying visual aspects of the home invasion. The director focused on the subject
matter of Adelaide, coming in familiarity with red-clothed invaders, who are twisted imagery of
her husband and children. Specifically, the film has twist to give a scope on flash back through
Adelaide Wilson doppelgangers, Red. Jordan Peele gives the viewer familiarity with the
characters of the film by terming the invaders as the Tethered. Obenson urged, “His latest horror
movie features a predominantly black cast, but race doesn’t influence the plot. As a result, Peele
delivers a more complex assessment of black identity by ignoring it altogether” (1). The director
illustrates on black empowerment through featuring black cast as the leading and protagonist
characters in the movie. The film US is unrivaled from other Hollywood horror films since it
actively mainstreams on opposite aspects of race, class, and gender. For instance, Jordan Peele
mainstreamed on race by making all the leading characters black and protagonist to the woman.
1) Race
Particularly, the Tethered characters in the film aid to give the viewer's comprehension of
the duality of a person, evil, and good deeds, through the thematic setting of each aspect of the
scenes. Jordan Peele gives profound imagery on marginalization between the white and black

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characters in the movie. The director mainstreams on race by giving an opposite approach of
other thriller or horror films. Additionally, the survival of the black characters such as Adelaide
throughout the movie gives viewers different assessment of black characters in horror movies.
Additionally, Jordan Peele's film has a different scope from other horror movies for facilitating
black empowerment by featuring leading black casts. Rose urged, “Us takes Peele’s
doppelganger anecdote and runs with it. In this scenario, everyone has a secret double and, like
Peele, we would not want to meet them. But that’s exactly what happens to Us’s central family,
led by Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke” (p.1). Arguably, Adelaide absorbs TV media such as
“Hands across America” since she lacks adult supervision to deconstruct her viewing. The TV
media through the commercial fosters her justification of her intersectionality, which gives her
judgments on marginalization when she grows up. Notably, Jordan Peele portrays on
unemployment as a trigger to the neglect of a significant number of young black children.
Consequently, this fosters the assessment of challenges of intesectionality, which other horror
movies assert in their plot.
The setting in the movie low Key in the black family helps the viewers with subliminal
messages of black sensitivity in the movie. Corrigan and White urged that, low-key lightning
enable illustrations and understanding of the editing and cinematography of the characters (10).
The transitions in the scenes in black characters help the viewer to understand vital concepts of
the difference between contemporary and classical movies. The low-key setting on camera on
Wilson’s family scenes ensures the viewer’s comprehension of the mood of the scenes and
fosters shadows of the scenes. On the same aspect of influence, the director uses the unsettling
framework to integrate Adelaide flashback setups. The director focuses on the high key in Kitty
Tyler's family to enhanced mystery and drama in the scenes, which facilitated the increase of

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contracts for visual media. Additionally, the director used a higher key to project on Tyler's
family realization of their tethers and deaths associated with them. The creativity aspect of the
visual media of the film creates suspense and gives the audience room for critical thinking when
Red took Adelaide's sons.
Particularly, the subtle meaning of the film features the analysis of intrinsic human
problems that reflect a troubled society. Fast cutting in the film helped the viewers with the
visual media of expression through a consecutive shot of the horrific scenes. The emergence of
Tethers by film editing aided the viewer's comprehensive understanding of storytelling telling as
a film aspect. In this regard, the director gives viewers twits on Adelaide transition to Red when
they were young. As a result, this narration helps in reality and affiliation between Red and
Adelaide. Jordan Peele illustrates on effects of black mothers in neglecting their children and
good parenting. For instance, Adelaide's trauma of alienation from her mother made her
repressed, affecting her growth.
The constant series of stunning shots, for instance, horrifying scenes of Tethered gives
the viewer’s visual expressions of each character changes and helped in the dissemination of
information about the Tethers. The thematic scenes of the Tethered foster the viewer’s
understanding of the effects of burying our intuitions and feelings. Jordan Peele gives an insight,
on the importance of opening up to the societal level to solve our racial bitterness. Notably, the
slow scenes of the race integration in the film foster viewer’s anticipation of the drama scenes of
the plot narration.
The music in Jason's death created nonlinear noise to the audience enabling visual
expression among the audience. The whispering of voices in the black scenes created a higher
frightening atmosphere than the white characters. Jordan Peel used higher waved amplitude with

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acoustic instruments to portray unforgettable ambiance to the audience. Red uses creepy
utterances to illustrate her spasmodic dysphonia, which causes frightening scenes to the audience
through silence.
2) Gender
Jordan Peele uses symbolism to reflect on the power of women to illustrate the functional
family. Adelaide represents woman unification as the movie steams from her as compared to
other horror movies, which men are heroes. The director has represented the role of women in
the film by portraying Adelaide as the authority of the black family. Arguably, Adelaide
expressed in the movie as a disciplinary woman while her husband is a fun-loving husband to
their children.
The director takes a different scope in explaining the roles of the black cast without been
a reflection of danger or, violence or trauma. Cills urged “Jordan Peele’s new movie Us is the
rare horror movie about a family that places them in collective survival mode, fighting together
rather than disintegrating at the whims of outside forces” (1). On the same aspect of influence,
Adelaide offers protection to her family from Red. This act helps to give the viewer the role of
black women in society in keeping the family together. This starts with a scene of a young
Adelaide who lacks the after-school program because of her parent's economic status, which
necessitates her to stay at home alone. The film represents Wilson's family with distinct character
development and personality. In this regard, the duality gives the viewer’s insight into the
character's flaws in terms of gender, during character development. Jordan Peele illustrates on
the black women empowerment by the illustration of the frustration Adelaide endured in raising
kids. Consequently, this fosters the viewer understanding black parents raising kids on their own

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because of absentee fathers. The Tyler family mainstream good parenting skills by offering
guidance and protection against their children in a situation that needed survival mode.
The changing of the class by the Wilson family helps to give the viewer's illustration of
the African American rise in the United States of America. The director illustrates the
intersectionality and marginalization of class, for instance, the Wilson family feeling like
imposters in the earlier scenes of upgrading their economic status. The duality depicted by
Jordan Peele gives subtle meaning to the adverse effects of societal changes over the years. The
political utterances against the police department by the black community explain the
intersectionality in gender in America.
Jordan Peele uses low-key lighting in women's character, to portray on optimism a
sentimental on visual of media. Arguably, the detailing of the lighting enables the viewer's
comprehension in aspects of the visuals of media that facilitates suspense in the movie. The film
integrates and balances critical objectivity and opinions by giving the characters and the
audience rational thinking on the evaluation process. Visual of the media illustrated by the props
and customs fosters nostalgic feeling in the setting of the script. Notably, settings and themes
facilitates audience comprehension on the visuals of the media, representing women oppression.
The visual media illustrates the relatable depth by enhancing perspectives of culture on women
empowerment and male dominance.
Jordan Peele uses an unsettling framework to integrate Adelaide flashback setups. The
director focuses on high key lighting in Kitty Tyler's family to enhanced mystery and drama in
the scenes, which facilitated an increase of contracts for visual media. Jordan Peele's focal point
is on vital concepts to foster visual cinematography that provides the audience with the pallet of
blown-out setting and color of the casts.

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The cinematography enhances shots burn established by lens flare to assists the viewer to
understand the characters. US, through visual and audio concepts, triggers emotions that a
significant number of highly budgeted movies are unable to achieve to describe realism. This
starts with a scene of a young Adelaide who lacks the after-school program because of her
parent's economic status, which necessitates her to stay at home alone. The film represents
Wilson's family with distinct character development and personality. Additionally, this fosters
the director capturing significant gritty entities on the set to enable broad elaboration on blown-
out whites and bright mid daylight. On the same aspect of influence, the director allows the
audience to experience suspense and curiosity in the first shot of the movie enabling first place
editing of the scenes that feature the Tethered.
Equally important, the directors focused to establish the texture of the old setting through
contrasting equilibrium between the humidity of the location and light, which fostered precision
in every shot. As a result, this championed the director's ability to capture the emotional state of
each character on the windscreen format. Particularly, the director promoted intensified emotion
in a significant number of scenes to enable the audience to relate to the sense and magnitude on
which Tether’s character and experience.
The whispering of voices in the black scenes involving Red and Adelaide leads to a
higher frightening atmosphere than the white characters. Jordan Peel used higher waved
amplitude with acoustic instruments to portray unforgettable ambiance to the audience. Red uses
creepy utterances to illustrate her spasmodic dysphonia, which causes frightening scenes to the
audience through silence.
3) Class

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The film commences with a scene of a young Adelaide who lacks the after-school program
because of her parent's economic status, which necessitates her to stay at home alone. The film
represents Wilson's family with distinct character development and personality. In this regard,
duality gives the viewer’s insight into the character's life in terms of class and economic status in
the society. Parham urged, “In Us, the Tethered are effigies of this same situational classism.
They’re trapped—mentally and physically—and ignored.” (1). Additionally, the alteration of the
class by the Wilson family helps to give the viewer's illustration of the African American rise in
the United States of America. The director illustrates the intersectionality and marginalization of
class, for instance, the Wilson family feeling like imposters in the earlier scenes of upgrading
their economic status.
Equally important, Jordan Peele uses an unsettling framework to integrate Adelaide
flashback setups. The director focuses on high key lighting in Kitty Tyler's family to the
enhanced mystery and better lifestyle in the scenes, which facilitated the increase of contracts for
visual media. Jordan Peele's focal point is on vital concepts to foster visual cinematography that
provides the audience with the pallet of blown-out setting and color of the casts to illustrate on
repression poor black characters endure. The directors focused establish texture of old setting
through contrasting equilibrium between the humidity of the location and light, which fostered
precision in every shot of the economic status of the characters. As a result, this championed the
director's ability to capture the emotional state of each character on the windscreen format.
Particularly, the director promoted intensified emotion in a significant number of scenes to
enable the audience to relate to the sense and magnitude on which Tether's character and
experience.

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The constant series of stunning shots, for instance, horrifying scenes of Tethered gives
the viewer’s visual and audio expressions of each character changes and helped in the
dissemination of information about the Tethers. The thematic scenes of the Tethered foster the
viewer's understanding of the effects of burying our intuitions and feelings. Jordan Peele gives an
insight, on the importance of opening up to the societal level to solve our societal
marginalization.
Finally, Jordan Peele gives the viewer familiarity with the characters of the film by
terming the invaders as the Tethered. The director illustrates on black empowerment through
featuring black cast as the leading and protagonist characters in the movie. The film US is
unrivaled from other Hollywood horror films since it actively mainstreams on opposite aspects
of race, class, and gender.

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Works Cited

Cills, Hazel. “The Family Unit Is the Most Powerful Force in Us.” The Muse,
themuse.jezebel.com/the-family-unit-is-the-most-powerful-force-in-us-1833437277.
Accessed 6 March 2019.
Obenson, Tambay. “'Us' Makes a Radical Argument for Black Identity by Ignoring It.”
IndieWire, www.indiewire.com/2019/03/us-movie-jordan-peele-lupita-nyongo-
1202051703/. Accessed 6 March 2019.
Parham, Jason. “Us Is About Ascending From Your Own Personal Hell.” Wired, Conde Nast, 22
March 2019, Web. 6 March 2019. https://www.wired.com/story/jordan-peele-us-review/ .
Rose, Steve. “Jordan Peele on Us: 'This Is a Very Different Movie from Get Out'.” The
Guardian, www.theguardian.com/film/2019/mar/09/jordan-peele-on-us-this-is-a-very-
different-movie-from-get-out. Accessed 6 March 2019.