“A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”
SYNOPSIS: It’s time for a young African American to meet with his white girlfriend’s parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare. – via IMDB
So there was a lot of hype when this came out – some people thought the raving killed it, some people flat out didn’t like it, either way, I was interested in checking it out. I believe my beloved Chop was not a super fan, but I know that Tom really liked it on the other hand.
Well, let’s put it right out there – I actually quite enjoyed Get Out. I am not going to write too much here or discuss too many themes as there are a ton of other writers/reviewers that looked into the smaller things and explore all of that in more depth. I am looking purely in terms of entertainment, and I thought that this was quite fun. The movie keeps you rather interested from the off, and is carried by really good performances and reveals the answers as you need them.
The air of mystery to Get Out is quite good, and the tension builds, because wtf is actually even going on half the time? Who are these people? What is wrong with the people that work for the Armitage family? What the heck is up with that icky Redneck-esque brother and his embarrassingly weak porn-stache? What is up with the terror that breaks out of the employees from time to time?
The movie is carried by pretty solid performances. Betty Gabriel gives us one of the biggest chills in the film, and Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield, Bradley Whitford and Allison Williams provide some memorable performances to pick over. Naturally one cannot forget Lil Rey Howery’s Williams, because damn, he definitely brought the humour to the table. I swear, that scene in that cop shop? I laughed man, I laughed.
I feel that Jordan Peele debuted in style here. I was engaged, the pacing was good because the movie came in and did its thing and finished up before it wore out its welcome and it came across as quite smart. Get Out is clever as to where it uses humour, and where it runs the mystery and tension home. I thought it was well worth a watch.