Get Out is a Fresh Take on Horror
The thing that made me like Get Out the most was how original it was. This film will single-handedly improve the public’s opinion of the TSA and set back black/white relations 50 years at the same time.
Without spoiling any of the film, let me say that I was creeped out throughout the film and jumped at all the appropriate spots. Yes, I thought it got a bit graphic at the end, but they actually did fit the story.
I like the fact that the audience was kept guessing throughout – who was the bad guy? who else was in on it? If you can get past how completely bad it paints white people as a whole, and how overtly racist the storyline is, you will find it enjoyable. I even enjoyed how they don’t really attempt to explain any of the “science” behind what is going on. Keeping it vague kept the viewer from analyzing whether it made any sense and kept you in the story.
It was a reboot of The Stepford Wives in some respect, but in a completely different way. I think that is the thing I liked most about the movie – it is fresh. Even if it does stereotype whites as racists murderers, it’s freshness makes me look past that.
Daniel Kaluuya does a great job with the lead role as he brings you along with his “uncomfortable” visit to his girlfriend’s (Allison Williams) family home. What starts out as a slow-burn set of creepy circumstances, launches into a full-fisted action thriller by the end.
Director Jordon Peele (of Key & Peele fame), is solid in his departure from comedy skits to full on psychological thriller. There are no boredom lulls, nothing to take you out of the story and the payoff is solid.
RATING 8 out of 10