“Us” Movie Review

“The feeling that we all feel we are the good guy in our own story prevents us from facing our demons.” –Jordan Peele

The latest horror film from Jordan Peele has finally arrived in theaters, two years after his first feature film “Get Out” became a cultural sensation and introduced us to the “sunken place.”

Theories about “Us” began as soon as the official trailer dropped in late December.

“Us” is a completely different movie from “Get Out” which is something audience goers should keep in mind. It isn’t as good or as groundbreaking as “Get Out,” it’s more of a standard horror film. “Get Out” is a slow burn. While the actions of the white people at the Armitage estate are scary, creepy, and uncomfortable throughout the film, the blood and gore don’t really start until Rose (Allison Williams) says chillingly on the stairs, “You know I can’t give you the keys, right babe?” and Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) realizes he’s going to have to kill every member of this family of psychopaths if he wants to get out alive.

In “Us,” the blood and killing begin earlier in the film.

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD (and some of the links contain spoilers too!)

At the beginning of the movie, we see a young girl named Adelaide (Madison Curry) wander away from her dad on the Santa Cruz boardwalk, and enter a funhouse with arrow reading “Find Yourself” pointing to the dark entrance. While she’s in there, the power goes out and she encounters a young girl that looks just like her. It’s not a reflection in the funhouse mirror; it’s her dopplegãnger. Adelaide is traumatized by this occurrence.

When the story shifts to present day, it centers around the Wilson family, including adult Adelaide (Lupita Nyong’o), her husband Gabe (Winston Duke) and their children, Zora (Shahadi Wright Joseph) and Jason (Evan Alex). They’re going to vacation in their family beach house near Santa Cruz. Adelaide seems happy and relaxed, until Gabe brings up going to the Santa Cruz boardwalk. Not wanting to revisit the site of  a major childhood trauma, Adelaide at first doesn’t want to go, but she eventually relents.

The Wilsons head to the beach, and Jason wanders off, which scares Adelaide. Back at the house that night, Adelaide tells Gabe about her childhood encounter with her dopplegänger in the funhouse and says she’s always felt like the other girl would come after her.

Shortly after this conversation, the power goes out. Then a family shows up outside of the Wilson’s house. They come face-to-face with their dopplegängers, clad in red jumpsuits.

The dopplegãngers, or “Tethers”, are clones who live below the earth’s surface (the beginning of the film reminds us that there are thousands of miles of abandoned tunnels underneath the U.S., from unused subway tunnels and old mine shafts). The shadow people are “tethered” to their above ground counterparts, and must do whatever their counterparts do. As Adelaide’s counterpart, Red, points out, it doesn’t matter that she didn’t love Abraham (Gabe’s tether), she had to marry him anyway because of Adelaide’s choice.

Where “Get Out” took on racism, particularly of the white liberal variety, “Us” takes on classism. And it shows just to what lengths people are willing to go to to keep their life and status in check, even if they’re aware of the suffering of others.

The Wilsons are clearly middle to upper middle class people. After meeting up with their friends, Josh and Kitty Tyler (played by Tim Heidecker and Elisabeth Moss), Gabe complains about Josh getting a new car just to get to him.

There are plot holes in “Us” that may frustrate some viewers, though I’ve found them fascinating. I’m not sure we’re supposed to have all the answers; I think this movie is designed to make you think.

The acting is incredible across the board. Lupita Nyong’o is getting a ton of well-deserved hype for her performance. The ease with which she goes from terrified mother to a hoarse, crazy-eyed woman with an evil laugh is truly impressive. The rest of the cast deserve credit as well. Winston Duke is great as the dorky, lovable dad (complete with Dad-jokes) in the film. The actors who play the Wilson children–Shahadi Wright Joseph and Evan Alex–both turn in excellent and creepy performances. Alex’s characters–Jason Wilson and Pluto–are perhaps the most mysterious ones in the movie. Wright Joseph is perfection, seamlessly going from typical American teenager to creepy as hell on a dime. Zora’s dopplegänger, Umbrae, wears a chilling smile that could frighten anyone. Moss and Heidecker are great as the bitchy, bickering, basic white friends of the Wilson’s.

I don’t want to go into too many other details, but I will note some things to keep an eye out for and things I thought were interesting in this dopplegänger tale.

  • “Us” being used as the title works in several ways. There’s the whole “Us vs. Them” idea, and the idea that “Us” equals U.S., which is intentional, according to Peele’s comments. It’s not hard to see how relevant that is today.

“The United States and our xenophobia was the front and center idea to grapple with.” –Jordan Peele

  • The white rabbit at the beginning of the film immediately brought “Alice in Wonderland” and the idea that we were following Jordan Peele down the rabbit hole.
  • As mentioned above, the family’s last name is Wilson. Jordan Peele does nothing unintentionally, so I have no doubt that’s a nod to the Edgar Allan Poe story, “William Wilson” which is the story of a man meeting his dopplegänger. There are other similarities between the movie and the Poe story–parts of this synopsis of “William Wilson” will be familiar to anyone who has seen “Us.”
  • One of the movie posters for “Us” features a pair of hands holding gold scissors–the weapon of choice for the Tethers. Two symmetrical blades, working together, with the sole purpose to divide things.
  • The reference to Hands Across America was interesting as were the visuals of a chain of people clad in red jumpsuits stretching across the land, literally dividing the country in half. Young Adelaide sees a commercial for it in 1986, at the very beginning of the movie.
  • Some of the murders are committed by boat and by golf club–two symbols of an upper class existence.
  • The song that plays during the scene in the car, “I Got 5 on It” by Luniz, is about drugs (despite Gabe’s objection in the film). It’s about splitting the cost of a dimebag. “I Got 5 on It” means putting in $5 towards it. Peele said it was an easy choice, with the movie being set in Northern California and Luniz being from Oakland, he also said the song had a haunting quality. The original definitely does, and now it’s even creepier, thanks to “Tethered Remix” done for the movie.
  • While Peele chose “I Got 5 on It” for the reasons above, there’s also a weird twist that fits in with the movie. The man who sings the hook, Michael Marshall, is practically forgotten and hasn’t seen any money from it.
  • Speaking of “I’ve Got 5 on It,” one thing that stood out to me when I saw the trailer originally was the character of Adelaide saying ” get in the rhythm,” yet snapping her fingers on the 1 & 3 instead on 2 & 4.
  • In the same scene in the car, Jason is wearing a “Jaws” raglan. A nod to another horror classic where the danger is coming from beneath the surface.
  • I also couldn’t help but think of both “Jaws” and “Cape Fear” during the scenes on the water.
  • When the Wilsons first arrive at their house–which sits right on a body of water that isn’t the ocean–Gabe tells Adelaide he wants to go to the beach at Santa Cruz. Wanting to avoid the place where she was traumatized as a child, she says “we have a beach right here” and Gabe says something about it not being a real beach, since it’s just on the bay and he wants to go the boardwalk. This intrigued me. My husband and I visited Santa Cruz on our honeymoon, so I looked up a map to figure out in what area the Wilsons were staying. I think I found the answer–Twin Lakes, which is about two miles from the Santa Cruz boardwalk.

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  • When young Adelaide is in Santa Cruz with her parents in 1986, her mother says to her father, “they’re shooting a movie here, you should see if they need any extras.” The 1987 classic “The Lost Boys” was set in the fictional town of Santa Carla, but was filmed in Santa Cruz, with its boardwalk being used for many scenes in the film. Of course Peele designed it that way.
  • Jeremiah 11:11: “Therefore, thus says the LORD, Behold, I am bringing disaster upon them that they cannot escape. Though they cry to me, I will not listen to them.”
  • Kitty and Josh have twin teenage daughters, and there’s definitely a nod to “The Shining” in this movie. (Side note: The actresses who play the twins, Cali Sheldon and Noelle Sheldon, played Emma on “Friends”–as in, Ross and Rachel’s daughter. Man, do I feel old.)

I’m sure I’ve left out other “aha” moments and missed a bunch of Easter eggs, but these are the biggest ones to me. The bottom line: “Us” is great but it’s not “Get Out” great. The two will obviously be compared to one another, but “Us” is good on its own merits. I couldn’t wait to look up wild fan theories online after I got home. Here’s hoping we get a video of Peele discussing fan theories like he did for “Get Out.”

One way “Us” does remind me of “Get Out”–I haven’t stopped thinking about it since I left the theater.


Song of the Day — 3.21.19

The Penguins are in Nashville tonight to take on the Predators which provided the inspiration for this song choice. In 2014, legendary rock band Foo Fighters recorded their Sonic Highways album to celebrate their 20th anniversary. Each individual song on the album was recorded at a studio in a different city.

During the making of their album, one of the stops was in Music City where they recorded the song “Congregation” at Southern Ground Studio in Nashville. The studio is owned by Zac Brown, lead singer of country music performers Zac Brown Band. Brown joins in with Foo Fighters on the track as well.

During their stop in Nashville to record “Congregation,” Foo Fighters drummer Dave Grohl played an hour long acoustic set at the famed Bluebird Cafe. His performance is documented in a special video series that was released to accompany the Sonic Highways album.

I had the opportunity to travel to Nashville in 2016 and it is one of the finest American cities I have ever been to. It’s reputation is built on music and it shows all through the heart of the city. Open air bars with live music playing all day long is one of the great joys of visiting Nashville. Country music is undoubtedly the star genre in Nashville, but you don’t have to look hard to find something that suits your tastes. If you are ever planning a trip and need a destination, I cannot recommend Nashville enough.

Song of the Day — 3.17.19

It’s Saint Patrick’s Day so to celebrate, our song selection to celebrate comes from America’s foremost Irish rock band, the Dropkick Murphys. Hailing from Quincy, Massachusetts, Dropkick Murphys has been blessing our ears with their music for over two decades. With their distinct Irish sound, the band has generated a cult following over the years, but one of their hits sticks out from the rest.

“I’m Shipping Up to Boston” released in 2006 off the band’s Warrior’s Code album. The song received a major boost in popularity when it was featured on the soundtrack of the Academy Award winning film The Departed, which released the same year.

So on this Saint Patrick’s Day, sit back and enjoy a pint of Guinness while jamming out to the quintessential Irish-American rock anthem courtesy the Dropkick Murphys.

Erin go Bragh!

Song of the Day — 3.9.19

When talking about music, I make it very clear to everyone that I can listen to any genre and find something I like. Whether it be country, rap, rock, and so on and so forth, my taste in music is pretty varied.

Growing up, much of my musical consumption consisted of hit songs from the 1970’s when my parents were coming of age. One artist who did and still does have a great influence on me is the incomparable Elton John.

My first concert was Elton John at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, Pennsylvania. He produced one of the most recognizable movie songs ever in The Lion King, another major part of my childhood.

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His music was a constant in my life growing up and remains that way today. Almost two decades after seeing him in concert the first time, I returned to the Bryce Jordan Center in September 2018 to see him again, likely for the final time.

Being that today is Saturday, it seems only fitting to go with the Elton classic “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” off his Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album released in 1973.

As I continue taking my turn for our Song of the Day content, more and more Elton will leak into my rotation. His work has made an indelible impact on my life and he remains one of my all time favorite musicians. I look forward to sharing more of his work with everyone in future, and discussing why his work means so much to me.

Song of the Day — 3.6.19

Here at “The Bat Flip” we have three major themes that make up our website: sports, video games, and pop culture. If you have been following our work over the past 18 months then you already know we have produced plenty of content on the sports and video games side. Where we have sorely been lacking is the arena pop culture, but I plan to change that starting today.

Unless you have lived under a rock for the past decade then you are surely already familiar with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Regardless of whether you have seen the movies or not, you are at least aware of their existence. Over the past 10 years, Marvel Studios and Disney have produced 20 movies under the Marvel banner, brining to the big screen many of comics foremost superheroes.

This weekend, the latest installment of the MCU is set to debut when Captain Marvel soars into theaters around the world. As the 21st installment in the MCU franchise, Captain Marvel plays a vital role in the universe for many reasons.

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Firstly, Captain America will serve as a lead into Avengers: Endgame set to release in late April. If you are familiar with the story of Avengers: Infinity War that released last year, you know roughly what will happen in Endgame. If Earth’s remaining heroes are to reverse the actions of Thanos in Infinity War, Captain America will likely play a vital role.

Perhaps even more importantly, Endgame will wrap up this generation of MCU and usher in a new era with new faces leading the way. One of those new faces will be Captain Marvel, played by Academy Award winner Brie Larson.

This is a massive moment for Marvel Studios, as Captain Marvel will be their first female-lead movie in the MCU. Other female stars have featured prominently in the MCU, but Brie Larson will be the first to lead a solo film on her own. One could even say Larson is smashing the glass ceiling of the MCU as she bring Captain Marvel to life on the big screen.

That all brings us back to the original point of this post, today’s “Song of Day.” Captain Marvel will jump back in time, taking place in 1995. If you grew up during the 90’s, you know what a glorious time it was for the music industry. It’s only fitting we throw today’s song back to that time as well.

Without further ado, to honor Brie Larson shattering the glass ceiling and taking on the role as Captain Marvel in the first solo female-lead in the MCU, I present “Walking on Broken Glass” by Annie Lennox. Special guest appearances by John Malkovich and Hugh Laurie.

Robbie’s E3 Top Five

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Perhaps the biggest event in the video game community kicked off over the weekend in Los Angeles. The annual E3 convention took place with developers from across the video game world taking the stage to unveil their newest projects to gamers across the globe.

EA kicked things off on Saturday with their own EA Play event then the actual E3 event began with Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Ubisoft, and others all showcasing their next batch of great content for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re a casual gamer or playing for hours a day, there was something for everyone at this year’s expo.

For myself personally, there was A LOT of reveals and new information for games I play regularly. After watching all the conferences and reading all the details about the upcoming year of games, I settled on my top five best games from this year’s E3.

Battlefield V

Publisher: EA

Platforms: PS4, Xbox 1, PC

Release Date: October 19, 2018

About two weeks before EA Play rolled around, Battlefield V was revealed with a trailer but very few details about the gameplay. Now, thanks to their portion of the EA press conference, we have more details about the game along with another trailer.

Battlefield V will jump ahead in time but still remain in the past with a World War 2 setting. It’s predecessor, Battlefield 1, took the franchise back to World War 1 after fans clamored for trip back in time after years of futuristic shooters.

Much of what made BF1 so successful will carry over to BFV and in some cases on a much grander scale. The development team announced they will be telling the untold stories from the Second World War and the new trailer shows gameplay from a map based in Norway.

We will surely learn more information about BFV in the coming months leading up to its release in October. From what we have seen and heard so far, I am very excited to see what EA does in a World War 2 setting.

Fifa 19

Publisher: EA Sports

Platforms: PS4, Xbox 1, PC

Release Date: September 28, 2018

For years, EA Sports’ FIFA series has been the premier soccer video game on the market. From its licensing to its gameplay, no one could keep up. The only thing that was missing was the premier club soccer competition in the world, the UEFA Champions League.

FIFA’s biggest competitor, Pro Evolution Soccer, held the exclusive Champions League license. To compensate, FIFA had the “European Cup” in their game but it never had the feel of an actual Champions League match. Generic logos, fake trophy, and worst of all no famous Champions League music.

That’s all changing now because EA Sports snagged the exclusive Champions League license and will have the competition in its signature title beginning in September with FIFA 19. The game’s reveal trailer dropped during EA Play and it features all the sights and sounds of a Champions League match.

As someone who may have been on the fence regarding this year’s FIFA game, this news puts me firmly in the “must buy” camp. Developers also revealed the game will feature a special Champions League tournament mode where players can customize their own tournament and play through to the championship match.

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

Publisher: Ubisoft

Platforms: PS4, Xbox 1, PC

Release Date: March 15, 2019

When I saw the news Ubisoft was releasing a new Division game I was somewhat surprised. Their first installment of the series was plagued with bugs and never received the hype many thought it would.

Personally, I was a big fan of the first game and I’m glad to see a sequel forthcoming. I am admittedly not a huge fan of co-op games but there is enough single player activities to keep me invested in the long run.

Division 2 will head to Washington D.C. where the virus from the first game has spread and the nation’s capital is in shambles. You and your fellow Division agents must work together to take back the city and save it from the brink of collapse.

Developers also revealed all new content for the game will be free during the first year, meaning no season pass for The Division 2 and that is a welcome change for all gamers.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Publisher: Ubisoft

Platforms: PS4, Xbox 1, PC

Release Date: October 5, 2018

I have been an avid Assassin’s Creed player since the first game debuted all the way back in 2007. Over the past decade the series has taken players through the Middle East, Renaissance Italy, Constantinople (Modern day Istanbul), The American Revolution, pirating in the Caribbean, the French Revolution, Industrial Revolution London, and Ancient Egypt.

Last year’s edition of the game, Assassin’s Creed Origins, was the earliest dated game in the franchise going back to the days of Pharaohs and Kings in Ancient Egypt. This year’s game, titled Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, will go back even further to Ancient Greece in the 5th century B.C.E.

For the first time you will be able to choose your player, a man or woman, and play through the whole game as that character. The game will also be more of a true RPG than in the past where the decision you make actively influence the storyline of the game.

As a hardcore Assassin’s Creed fan, this new edition of the game has me excited. Exploring different periods and different places has always been a fascination of mine. Going back to Ancient Greece and interacting with the great philosopher Socrates or training as a Spartan means I’m all in on this title.

Super Smash Brothers

Publisher: Nintendo

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

Release Date: December 7, 2018

If you have ever listened to our podcast you will have heard us talk about our desire to have a Super Smash Bros. game for the switch. Our prayers were answered in March when Nintendo announced the game was coming to their newest console.

At E3, Nintendo took it a step further with a full showcase dedicated to the upcoming game due out in December. They revealed the full roster of characters and it is everyone you expect to see in a respectable Smash Bros. game. Over 60 playable characters were revealed with some new faces joining the fray.

We also got a sneak peek at some gameplay and from what was shown it looks absolutely stunning. From our brief look, this appears to be everything we hoped for and more. Based on the reactions from the online community this is a game everyone will be rushing to grab on release day.

After months and months of hoping and praying Smash Bros. would come to the Switch, it’s nice to see Nintendo superseded even our wildest expectations for the game.

What Else I Liked

  • Bethesda gaming studio announced a new Elder Scrolls game is in development.
  • I don’t own an Xbox but Halo has always been a favorite of mine and the new game looks impressive.
  • The same goes for the newest Forza game.
  • Sony looks to have another winner in The Last of Us 2.
  • Nintendo hit a home run with the Smash Bros. reveal but don’t sleep on Mario Party.
  • Ubisoft’s Skull and Bones was nice to look at and is a game I could see myself jumping in to.
  • Improvements to Star Wars Battlefront 2 are welcome but perhaps too late to save it.
  • News of a single player driven Star Wars game made me feel all sorts of ways. Too bad we have to wait until holiday 2019.

Picking just five games from this year’s E3 conference was extremely difficult. It’s a good thing Rockstar didn’t show up and just play footage from Red Dead Redemption 2 because that’s all I would have talked about.

One thing is clear though, whatever your gaming tastes are, the next year of video game releases is going to have something for everyone. It’s safe to say, the video game industry may be better than its ever been before.

Disney Bracket: The Final

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Voting on the Final Four matchups came to a close on Tuesday afternoon and now only two movies remain to battle it out for the title of best Disney movie of all time. Four highly deserving movies made it to the Final Four but when the dust settled, two clear winners booked their spot in the championship matchup.

Before we get to the championship matchup, let’s check out how we got here with a quick recap of the Final Four.

Final Four Recap

It was a good run for Frozen, taking home the Modern Region title but in the end Simba and the rest of his pride were just too much and The Lion King easily advanced to the championship.

Another easy victory for Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the Toy Story crew who buzzed through our only non-No. 1 seed in the Final Four, Lady and the Tramp, to set up a date with destiny in the final round.

Here is how the bracket stands through the Final Four voting:

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Our recap of the Final Four is complete and the championship matchup has been set. The winner will earn the crown as best Disney movie of all-time as selected by you the voters.

All voting will be conducted via polls posted to our Twitter account which you can find right here. Polls will be open for 24 hours.

Let’s begin.

Championship Matchup

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No. 1 The Lion King v. No. 1 Toy Story

Get those votes in and check back for the results right here on our site.

Happy voting.

Reminder that all polls for this round will be open for 24 hours.

After the voting concludes and the winner announced, we will have a full tournament recap on our site.

Disney Bracket: Final Four

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Voting on the Elite Eight matchups came to a close on Thursday afternoon and four movies earned the title of regional champions and advanced to the Final Four. Voting went about as you would have expected, three number one seeds advanced, but there was one minor upset along the way.

Now we move on to the Final Four where the regional champions will battle it out for a spot in our championship match. As the top seeded region overall, Golden Region champion The Lion King will take on Frozen, the champion from the lowest seeded Modern Region. The other matchup will include our only non-number one seed Lady and the Tramp squaring off with Pixar champion Toy Story.

Before we get to the Final Four matchups, let’s check out how we got here with a quick recap of the Elite Eight.

Elite Eight Recap

Coming out of the Golden Region was the top overall seed in the bracket and expected winner The Lion King who knocked Aladdin right off his magic carpet.

Our one minor upset in the Elite Eight came in the Class Region where No. 2 seed Lady and the Tramp eliminated Snow White and the dwarfs in resounding fashion.

Another expected favorite took home the title of best Pixar movie as Toy Story pushed past Nemo and his underwater friends for a spot in the Final Four.

Our last spot in the Final Four went to the ice queen Elsa as Frozen swept past Moana to claim the Modern Region title.

Here is how the bracket stands through the Elite Eight voting:

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Our recap of the Elite Eight is complete and all of the regional titles have been claimed. Now we move on to the Final Four where a champion is set to be crowned this week. The two winners from the Final Four matchups will face off against one another in the championship match to determine the best Disney movie of all time.

All voting will be conducted via polls posted to our Twitter account which you can find right here. Polls will be open for 24 hours.

Let’s begin.

Final Four

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No. 1 The Lion King v. No. 1 Frozen

No. 2 Lady and the Tramp v. No. 1 Toy Story

Get those votes in and check back for the results right here on our site.

Happy voting.

Reminder that all polls for this round will be open for 24 hours.

After the voting concludes and the winners announced, voting on the championship match will begin on Wednesday.

Keep your eyes peeled on our site for continued updates and new polls throughout the duration of the tournament.

Disney Bracket: Elite Eight

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Voting on the Sweet Sixteen matchups came to a close on Tuesday afternoon and eight movies were lucky enough to advance in our tightest round of voting yet. While there were still some clear winners, some matchups came down to the very final seconds before the polls closed. In the end, we were left with the movies we expected and our one cinderella finally fell.

Now we move on to the Elite Eight where each region will feature one matchup and the winner will advance to the Final Four. Each winner will also be given the title as best move from their particular generation.

Before we get to the Elite Eight matchups, let’s check out how we got here with a quick recap of the Sweet Sixteen.

Golden Region Sweet Sixteen Recap

Ariel and company held the lead for most of the round but a strong final push from Simba and friends gave The Lion King the victory.

Another incredibly close matchup but it will be Aladdin riding the magic carpet into the Elite Eight after a hard fought win over Belle and The Beast.

Classic Region Sweet Sixteen Recap

A strong showing from The Jungle Book finally gave Snow White and the dwarfs a run for their money but the princess will be whistling all the way to the Elite Eight.

A remarkable run from the No. 14 101 Dalmatians sadly comes to an end in the Sweet Sixteen as Lady and the Tramp pull away late for the victory.

Pixar Region Sweet Sixteen Recap

It’s been a relatively easy road for Pixar favorite Toy Story and that theme continued in the Sweet Sixteen with an easy victory over Wall-E to advance.

Not much drama in the Pixar region from either matchup as Nemo easily dispatched Toy Story 3 for a spot in the Elite Eight they will try and make it two in a row against the Toy Story franchise.

Modern Region Sweet Sixteen Recap

Elsa and Anna trailed early but were able to collect enough votes as the round went along to make it a clean sweep for the number one seeds once again.

A battle of tropical paradises went the way of Moana meaning we will have 1 v. 2 Elite Eight matchups in every region.

Our recap of the Sweet Sixteen is complete and all of the Elite Eight matchups have been set. Now, let’s get back to voting. All winners will advance to the Final four and hold the title of best movie from their respective generations.

All voting will be conducted via polls posted to our Twitter account which you can find right here. Polls will be open for 24 hours.

Let’s begin.

Elite Eight: Golden Region

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No. 1 The Lion King v. No. 2 Aladdin

Elite Eight: Classic Region

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Elite Eight: Pixar Region

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No. 1 Toy Story v. No. 2 Finding Nemo

Elite Eight: Modern Region

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Get those votes in and check back for the results right here on our site.

Happy voting.

Reminder that all polls for this round will be open for 24 hours.

After the voting concludes and the winners announced, voting will begin on the Final Four on Friday.

Keep your eyes peeled on our site for continued updates and new polls throughout the duration of the tournament.