Whether you’re a fan of comedy or horror films, “Get Out” has it all, setting the bar high for upcoming films. Starting the year off with a bang, “Get Out” made its presence known by receiving a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes during its opening week. The film stars Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams as Chris and Rose, an interracial couple who go back to visit Rose’s family. Chris quickly notices he is one of the only African-Americans in the conservative town and notices something strange about their behavior when he talks to them.
Get Out, touches on racism and what an interracial couple has to deal with. It can be a lot to handle from awkward stares to rude questions and comments, by those who are not accustomed to a different lifestyle besides their own.
“I loved the movie,” horror movie fanatic Crystal Richards said. ” I thought it had a great plot and delivered the whole way through. I’m in an interracial relationship myself and I can relate to being gawked at by ignorant people. It’s something you wouldn’t think would be happening in 2017 but still does.”
Rose does her best to make him feel comfortable when meeting her Caucasian family and friends. It’s hard to imagine a horror or mystery having so much depth, but Milton Howery who plays Rod really brings the film to life. Instead of waiting for frightening music like in most horror films, it has comical scenes of Rod trying to give his friend Chris advice.
“It had me shook, I couldn’t believe what Rose did,” Greg Harris said. “It’s sad to see how much racial intolerance still exist, especially when you go to certain areas of the country. It’ll definitely have me think twice about meeting a girlfriend’s parents.”
Get Out will have you intrigued the entire time. It’s full of suspense and mystery starting with the hypnosis performed on Chris by Rose’s mother. It’s sad to say she’s the least of his worries. The film takes sleeping with the enemy to a whole new level, as he is shocked about what he uncovers. Chris becomes uneasy by the end of the trip and demands to leave, but it becomes challenging when there’s no way out.
The film is unpredictable, and right when you think you know what’s going to happen next, another curve ball is thrown. Director Jordan Peele delivers an exceptional thriller, that really gets you thinking. One thing is for sure, it’s going to make some people weary of meeting the family.