Get Out was released on February 24, 2017 and was written and directed by Jordan Peele. This was definitely a very different type of movie that you had to play very close attention to in order to understand all of its twists and turns.
The cast in this movie is pretty amazing and basically every character plays a role. Daniel Kaluuya is the star of the show who plays Chris. He was fantastic in his role, and I mean fantastic. He made every line memorable and I still remember the scene vividly where he just had the one tear streaming down his face. Allison Williams played Rose, who was Chris’s girlfriend. She also did great in her role and offered a lot of great moments. Lil Rel Howery played Rod and he was amazing. He basically was all of the comedy in the movie as line after line he kept making jokes that caused a lot of laughter on my end. Everyone in the movie did a great job of acting and there were no problems in that department.
The story followed Chris as he went to his girlfriend’s house to meet her family for the first time. They both forgot that they were having a party with everyone that weekend and that is when all of the craziness began. Rose was using Chris just so that they could get him hypnotized and have him auctioned off so a white person could take control of him. The story arch is very insane and it is kind of scary that Jordan Peele came up with it. It kept my attention through its entirety so that was a plus.
The main problem (which isn’t very big) that I have with this movie is that it is just so crazy. Yes.. I could see the white family using Chris for something. However, when you get to them trying to cut the top of his head off and transferring another conscience into him that is just way too crazy. It was all believable up until then, but that part just isn’t believable to me. This isn’t that big of an issue to me because it still kept me interested, I just didn’t believe that it could actually happen.
Get Out was a brilliant film crafted by Jordan Peele. He showed many strengths with this work and made me excited to see what he would do next. I give Get Out an 8.5 out of 10 on the scale of awesomeness as it was a near perfect movie that kept me on the edge of my seat. It just had a few hiccups along the way that kept it from being completely perfect.
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