Get Out Will Have You Drawn In

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Get Out Will Have You Drawn In

Mariah Johnson

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The movie Get Out took theaters on February of 2017 and will have you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. This mystery/thriller revolves around the relationship of an African American Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his white girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams). They finally are in the stage of their relationship where Chris is ready to meet her parents. So Rose decides to bring Chris on a weekend visit to the parents’ house in the middle of the woods. When Rose and Chris first arrive the parents seem welcoming but something seems a little off. As the days progress and Chris starts meeting more people and seeing odd occurrences. He knows something isn’t right and he finds himself in a life threatening situation.

This movie is very thought out and attention grabbing. It includes humor, suspense, horror and mystery all in one. The director, Jordan Peele, did an outstanding job on incorporating all of these emotions into the movie. Since it is a horror/thriller film Peele did a good job on involving humor but not over doing it to the point that it is cheesy. One way Peele incorporated humor was through Chris’s best friend, Rod. Lil Rel Howery plays the part of Rod Williams who is Chris best friend, and he is where most of the humor comes from. Whenever Chris would find something suspicious or notice something weird, he would call Rod and he would have something funny to say to lighten the mood.

This film has a very thought out storyline and the actors portray their parts very well. This storyline is nothing comparable to any other movie due to the odd parts. And the actors portray these odd parts very well. For example Rose’s’ mom does hypnosis on people and she hypnotizes Chris (against his will) to get into what the parents call a “sunken place.” The “sunken place” is when Chris is so deeply hypnotized that he cannot move at all but still can see/know everything that is going on.  So this means that they can do or say whatever to Chris and he can still feel, see and know everything that is happening but cannot do anything about it. When Chris got put into hypnosis, or the sunken place, he kept a straight face that was filled with fear while he had tears streaming out of his eyes and down his face. This captivates the audience and makes the audience feel as if they too are in the sunken place and can’t seem to move either.

Towards the end of the movie there is an unexpected plot twist that changes the mood of the whole film. This plot twist will take the audience by surprise and have them on the edge of their seat. Chris found himself snooping around and found some disturbing items that caused him to want to leave. And just when he thought nothing else could go wrong, the plot twist comes in which changes everything and answers a lot of his questions.

Even though this film is a good movie for the most part, it could potentially be racist and/or offensive to African American or people in an interracial relationship. It focuses on Rose and Chris’ relationship and how uncomfortable Chris feels around Roses’ parents. They also poke fun at and make some racial comments towards Chris. For example a white female asks to feel his hair and muscles, and ask him if he is really fast or strong.

The cinematographer of Get Out was Toby Oliver, who did a phenomenal job capturing Jordan Peele’s ideas perfectly. Within the movie a big concept is how Rose’s mom does hypnotism and gets in a “sunken place.” Oliver does a very good job captivating the audience watching and making them feel like they too are in the “sunken place”.

Overall Get Out is a phenomenally filmed, well thought out movie. The characters were excellent and displayed perfectly, and the actors that played those characters were perfect for the part. All around it is a good movie and a must see, if you are into a thriller/horror type of film. I would highly recommend this film and rate it a 5 out of 5

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