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It’s been a while since I’ve seen a decent satirical film. Let’s rectify that.
Get Out is a thriller about a black guy meeting his white girlfriend’s parents. Once they get there he discovers some creepy going’s on.
I’m just going to get this out of the way, I love this film. This is one of the smartest and funniest horror-thrillers I’ve ever seen.
An extraordinarily clever dive into 21st Century racism, we see that the bigots of our time aren’t the kind of bible-belt hicks we think about normally. They are middle-class, clean white people who genuinely don’t understand what’s wrong with some of the things they say. Heck, some of them are like me.
I can’t wait until the essays about this subversive take on an issue that we assume has gone away, but still lies buried in our collective subconscious. The “I’m not racist, but” style of prejudice that is so difficult to root out.
Written and Directed by celebrated comedian Jordan Peele, this is a feast for fans of spooky filmmaking. The imagery used in Get Out is truly breath-taking for a directional debut feature, particularly in a genre that the director is not known for.
The transition from TV to Cinema is a tough one. Thankfully Peele has been able to translate his comedic traits into horrific ones, finding a beautiful balance between the two surprisingly similar disciplines.
He draws a highly sympathetic straight man hero and while there is comedy for him to react to, it is mixed expertly with the horror. We get funny scenes that are scary and vice-versa.
I’m a little saddened by this film losing its 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes, but at least it’s kept itself in the high 90%s where it deserves to be.
Recommended Scenario: If you want an intelligent scare and chuckle fest.