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.
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parent's for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined. Written by
I had the great pleasure of seeing Get Out at a one-week-early advanced screening in theaters, and it was non-stop fun from scene 1 onward. Get Out is everything a horror movie should be, and more.
It isn't a flawless game-changing movie but for what it is, Get Out succeeds in practically every area. A large percent of the audience in that theater found themselves cheering, particularly in the fantastic third act where we were treated with some pretty satisfying scenes of awesomeness.
Without spoiling anything, the first two acts of said film wisely set up the characters and mood of the movie. If you like well fleshed-out characters that you care about, you will love the characters in Get Out. The characters are so fun, so likable and they help strengthen the third act when things get nasty, because you care about them.
Get Out isn't just a full-blown horror movie, it is also covered with a large dose of comedy, and the stuff that is funny is beyond hilarious. A lot of people were in stitches from how funny some of the scenes are in this movie.
Here's the big question... is Get Out scary? I wouldn't really say so. It didn't interrupt or ruin my large enjoyment with the movie, but going into it I wasn't really expecting to be scared, all I wanted to see was a fun and clever horror movie and Jordan Peele didn't just exceed that expectation, he shattered it.
Are there any problems with the movie? Not really. Sinning Get Out for one minor flaw would be silly because it wasn't trying to be the next big thing, all it wanted to be was a fun and gripping horror movie, and the creators totally nailed that. But the closest thing I can find to a problem, would be a scare that occurred early on in the movie - where a man is running at full-speed towards our main protagonist and then darts to the right. When we do found out what's actually going on behind the surface, it does make sense in the end, but I personally thought what was wrong with that scene wasn't the nature behind why it happened, it was more that I felt the way the scene was made turned out a bit silly and overall not scary.
Get Out is a terrific movie that will pull horror gurus into seats and surely satisfy them. Not perfect, but for what it is, Get Out gets everything right down to a teak.
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