BY CASSIDY NOWOSAD
Get Out is a comedy horror movie directed by Jordan Peele best known for his Comedy Central show Key and Peele. One defining achievement this movie held is it was the fastest Blumhouse title to hit 100 million dollars, the low budget and relatively unknown main actor is also noteworthy. The movie itself was about a photographer known as Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) who are going to introduce him to her parents for the first time. Although Chris is worried about Roses’ parents because she hasn’t mentioned he is black, she argues it will be fine. His close TSA Agent friend (Lil Rel Howery) warns him against going too, but Chris is too in love with Rose. He understands the fact he will be forced to meet them eventually and goes anyway. After arriving some very strange surprising things happen; this is a reason I would really recommend avoiding the trailer, it spoiled some really good scenes of the movie that were unexpected.
Cinematically, all of the snippets of Chris’ photography and where Roses’ parents live had an extremely nice visual appeal. The scenes with special effects were really stunning and immerse you further into the story. The performances as well were outstanding. You really get a sense of the characters when all of them interact. The most refined actor seemed to be Allison Williams for the way she portrays her character as having a lot of backstory and depth. As each family member was introduced at the family gathering, you tend to get an uneasy feeling throughout each interaction as you piece together their backstory. This movie does what most horror movies do as it amplified a small fear such as the dark, but chose such a unique one to work with, racism. The comedy throughout was also so well placed and used, as it manages to gain a laugh from the audience while still holding the eery mood. The jokes also didn’t feel corny or forced by the actors and added a sort of realism and down-to-earth feel to the movie.
The twists in this movie are very unpredictable and caught me off guard, and the way they are set up is perfect. I think the movie does leave you with a few questions left unanswered about how everything works the way it does but for the most part had a nice set up to what occurs. The film also references many other horror movies – for example, the hedge maze from the Shining. People argue there are many interpretations of the movies message whether it be deception, or a commentary about how people often seek cultural aspects from others lives, and subtle racism. The director had also stated how the movie was designed to open people’s eyes to systematic racism, and for everyone to understand if they don’t believe it is an issue that they are apart of the problem. Overall I would give this movie a four out of five stars for its heavily immersing storyline and nicely placed comedic relief.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
- Nice visual cinematography
- Great acting from main characters
- Nice comedic relief
- Good message
- Lots of questions at end