"Get Out" (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Directed By: Jordan Peele
Written By: Jordan Peele
Released: March 17th, 2017
Runtime: 104 minutes
Studio: Universal Pictures
Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. 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 never could have imagined.
The brilliance behind this film is probably its ability to have you scratching your head in a tense state of bemusement and abundant ‘what the fuck’ moments. I felt lost for most of it and was yet glued to the screen needing to know what was going to happen because I simply could not guess it. Where you think you’ve got it figured out, it throws you in a whole other direction.
As horror films go it’s pretty damn good one. The entire scariness relies on racism. I had thought at the beginning this was being shoved at us a bit too much but as the film goes on I guess it’s kind of necessary to set the mood and foreshadow. I’m still wondering writing this now what on earth I just watched. It sort of goes down the road of crazy… I’ll say no more.
It builds tension perfectly. All the actors were fantastic. I remember watching Skins and seeing how far Daniel Kaluuya has come from his part in that show is crazy. The man hasn’t aged. And in that time has blossomed into a diverse actor.
The characters Chris encounters at the house are creepy people. It’s so subtle and yet there is an unnerving sense, a foreboding that something isn’t right but you can’t figure out what it is. You can guess but the twists and turns keep coming. I could hear myself thinking “get out, get out, get out” for the majority of his time in that house, almost from the moment he got there. Hence the name! The tension is built perfectly.
All the reviews you read about this movie are true. It’s definitely worth the watch. Really a brilliant film.