Let’s Talk About that Crazy Trailer to Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’
Jordan Peele gave us all a Christmas present when he debuted the trailer to his new horror film "Us". It was early and I was working so I immediately got the notification, and O.M.G. I cannot stop watching this trailer! The film stars Academy Award Winner Lupita Nyong'o, M'Baku from "Black Panther" whose real name is Winston Duke (both starred in "Black Panther" FYI). It also features Elizabeth Moss. The trailer is set to Luniz's 1995 hit "I got five on it" and I will never hear that song the same way again. Check it out below.
The song it supposed to be about weed and chilling, and instead the song turns into the other meaning of "chilling" as in, chills down my spine! Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Peele said choosing the song was easy. Aside from the song being a "dope track" he also said:
"I love songs that have a great feeling but also have a haunting element to them and I feel like the beat in that song has this inherent cryptic energy, almost reminiscent of the Nightmare on Elm Street soundtrack. "
The trailer also introduced us to Peele's new monster, "The Tethered." Peele explained that the Tethered explores our "duality and the duality of the characters" in the film. The tagline of the film is "We are our own worst enemy." The Tethered make the Sunken Place look like a McDonald's Playground.
Unlike "Get Out", Peele says this movie isn't about race but does feel that having an African-American family as the center of the film would be "exploring cinematic uncharted territory." The trailer gave us just enough without giving away the entire film away and is creating quite the buzz online; Forbes has already said that it will be just as big as "Get Out" was. As of this writing, the trailer has already gotten 4.8 million views in just 24 hours. I cannot wait for this! "Us" hits theaters March 15, 2019.