Get Out Movie Review
I was a little skeptical about this movie at first glance. Generally, I like my horror films to be more supernatural. But, this movie did not disappoint this horror fan. I was lucky enough to be invited to see an early screening of Jordan Peele’s newest movie.
“At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.
Equal parts gripping thriller and provocative commentary, Get Out is written and directed by Peele (Key and Peele) and produced by Blumhouse’s Jason Blum, as well as Sean McKittrick (Donnie Darko, Bad Words), Edward H. Hamm Jr. (Bad Words) and Peele. The film also stars Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men series), Stephen Root (No Country for Old Men), Milton “Lil Rel” Howery (The Carmichael Show), Betty Gabriel (The Purge: Election Year), Marcus Henderson (Pete’s Dragon) and Lakeith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton).”
Get Out uses our perception of racism in America and flips the standard. Whatever you think is going on, may not be the case. As a writer, it is hard not see what is coming around the corner. This Jordan Peele wrote a solid story with every scene leading to something much bigger.
The acting was superb. There was not one moment where someone’s acting brought me out of the experience. Thriller/horror movies usually have a slow build and this one is no different. The build is accompanied by the unnerving feeling of the unknown. “What are their motivations? Why are they doing this? How are they doing this?” You’ll be asking yourself throughout the movie at the edge of your seat.
If you like movies like Halloween, You’re Next, Shutter Island, or Hatchet (minus the gore); Get Out is the movie for you. This is the type of thriller that you can take your significant other to watch. I would describe it as the perfect date night if you’re tired of the same old boring movies. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll scream but by the end of this movie, I guarantee you’ll be cheering.