Home Invasion

Us (2019)

I just wanna say that Us was a very good movie.

I feel like there was a really strong M. Night vibe to it in the best way. I don't want to get into the plot, but suffice it to say I greatly enjoyed the primary antagonist and cohorts.

On top of that the family feels like such a real family. They aren't mean to each other, they actually feel like good people that care about each other instead of the husband and wife constantly making remarks at each other, which is such a horror trope. There's another family that follows traditional tropes, and the stark contrast between them and the main family is just uncomfortable. Mad respect to Jordan Peele for writing real feeling characters.

Finally, keep you eyes open for all the fun Easter eggs. If you're familiar with the horror scene you'll pick up a lot of stuff throughout.

You're Next

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This movie is everything I want out of a home invasion movie.  It has violence, a lot of victims, and an actually competent cast of characters.  Well, one of them is at least.

You get believable weird family dynamics too.  From the brothers Crispian and Drake arguing about who's the better man to the  daughter Aimee saying "You never give me credit for anything (spoiler)", you get the idea that none of these people  really care about each other.

There's a couple good jumps to the movie, but more importantly the death moments are very intense.  The whole thing brings a light in the dark feeling with how one of the characters really helps rally the family and get to that happy ending we all know comes from every horror movie.

No joke though, it's a pretty brutal movie, don't watch if you aren't ready for some blood.