When I see a movie that has been reviewed 94 times on Rotten Tomatoes and it’s still sitting at a score of 100%… colour me intrigued. I mean, I was intrigued already because a horror/thriller film written by Jordan Peele??? Not only written, but directed, as well!? This could go very very well, or it could go very very poorly. It was… weird, bizarre and Stepford-esque. It was… satirical. It was… something… something that I very much enjoyed. It takes a lot to get me genuinely creeped out in a movie. I won’t say scared, because I wasn’t scared, per se, but I was genuinely freaked out. Maybe because while the concept that this movie is based on isn’t entirely based in reality, it’s juuuust on the precipice of “not that far-fetched” for me to go, “whoa, okay.”
The racial undertones (if you can really call them “under”-tones as they’re pretty blatantly obvious) are clever and satirical and Peele uses great finesse to make a movie that is so unsettling because of it’s roots in reality all around us.
Barring the racial themes, Get Out is actually an intelligent thriller film that isn’t overly cliche. I mean, I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a horror, even though it was pretty horrifying. It’s one of those hard to place movies that doesn’t really fit in any one category. If nothing else, it is unforgettable. I don’t want to go into it too too much because I really feel like if you’re reading this, you need to see this one. It was so many shades of “WTF,” I can’t even begin.
Final review (I’m rambling): Jordan Peele came out of the directing woodwork on fire… I am truly impressed. The acting was spot-on (Betty Gabriel knocks it out of the park, especially). It acts as a social commentary, chilling thriller, with hints of comedy to keep you breathing throughout. I will own this movie. I must add it to my collection!