GO Black Boy GO! is what many African Americans are saying right now as the movie ' US' reports 70 million at the box office in the opening weekend. I have been waiting on it since I seen the previews for it during this past Christmas holiday. I was not sure if it was horror or suspense but either way I was excited to jump out of my skin. Usually in horror films the black people are the first to die but here Jordan Peele lets us LIVE. And living is what we must continue to do as this film has a deeper message than simply being afraid of shadows. Jordan takes a very controversial bible verse Jeremiah 11:11 to help us understand the movie in greater detail.
KJV Jeremiah 11:11 Therefore thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them.
To me this verse says we must obey the laws of the world or God will bring an evil upon the earth that we can't escape. That evil in this movie that we can not escape is our own shadow. We are steadily battling ourselves in this thing called life. We have an internal battle with our thoughts and decisions we make in our everyday life. Sometimes our biggest fear is ourselves and we don't even know it. Overall the movie was great. It offered suspense, humor, a bit of horror and a message that you may interpret different than me. I highly recommend you go see this film. Go Black Boy GO!
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