Let me set the stage for you from a personal level. As someone who hasn’t been to a scary movie in a decade, it took a lot of convincing to make the appearance for Get Out. After seeing the 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes I figured I’d get my large Coke and make my return. The Jordan Peele directed movie has raked in $30.5 million already in weekend box-office to rave reviews. The hype is real people.
I would call it more of a psychotic thriller than what people are tabbing the film as a “social horror.” It definitely keeps your stomach as well as your brain in knots as you anxiously await and try to predict the film’s next twist while on the edge of your seat. Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams star as an interracial couple who visit her parents in the suburbs for the weekend. Everyone can identify with this potential disaster of a situation, visiting your girl’s parents for the first time.
The comedic punchlines compounded by racial undertones take you out of the thriller mentality at points, which provides great relief to have a laugh here and there with typical racial stereotype jokes contained in the 103 minutes of gut-wrenching turns. I think that’s what made me appreciate the film even more. Just when you’re ready to let your guard down, the thrilling factor comes back into play and sucks you back into the psychotic mess.
Millennials will definitely appreciate the film as it plays on how we perceive the white, older upper-class generation’s feelings toward black people. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a packed theatre that gave ovations at pivotal turns and after the movie concluded. I felt as if I went through a traumatic hypnotist experience myself when I left the theatre, trying to assimilate to reality once again.
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) February 26, 2017
Enjoy this Oscar Sunday with one of the best movies I’ve seen in some time. Check out the trailer for yourself below.