Get Out: A Review

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Get Out: A Review

Love Lundy, Writer

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WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD!

For the past couple of years, or at least for the time that I have been allowed to go into movie theaters by myself, horror movies have not been the best. Normally, they horribly try to portray teenagers, appeal to the youth, or just simply abuse overused horror stereotypes such as shimmering, pasty, pale vampires or young, white protagonists going into rooms that they KNOW they should not be going into. Luckily, the wait for a good horror movie is finally over. On February 24th, 2017, Get Out was released in theaters across America. The movie in itself had pretty great promotion. The trailer made me very excited for what it had in store. I was under the assumption that the movie was going to turn very, very dark, very very quickly. So when I had the opportunity to see it this past Sunday, I had very high expectations.

This movie went above and beyond. Most people know Jordan Peele as the shorter dude that wears glasses in the comedy duo, Key and Peele, that had a show on Comedy Central. I was afraid that Peele would use this movie as a way to incorporate horror and comedy, focusing mainly on comedy and miss what seemed to be the point of the whole movie, but that was not the case. The movie was a perfect mix of psychological horror, gore, and comedy. The plot hit racial stereotypes, stigmatization, and historical organ harvesting (a branch of human trafficking) right on its head, and still managed to have occasional moments of comic relief thanks to the main character Chris’ best friend, Rod.

The movie did a good job of explaining back story of Chris, helping us understand that he is an established photographer and incorporated it into the story by making Chris the prime body for a blind art buyer. Chris is supposed to be the art buyers “eyes” when his brain is transplanted into Chris’ body. Chris is hypnotized by Rose’s mom, Missy, and with the tap of a spoon against a teacup, Chris can be instantly submerged in a state of paralysis which Missy channels by bringing up childhood pain. Since this paralysis was caused by audio stimuli, Chris was smart enough to make ear plugs to protect himself in the right moment, because when Rose’s brother Jeremy came into the room to take Chris to surgery, Chris knocked him out and through many struggles he was able to Get Out.

Overall, this movie was amazing. I rate it a 10 out of 10 – there was literally nothing that could have made better.

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