First time director Jordan Peele (as in the one of lead stars from the comedy TV series Key & Peele) brings us a new, fresh and very unexpected film for cinema lovers. Get Out is aimed at the genre of horror and thriller with a little touch of good humour. Get Out tells the story of a young African-American male, “Chris”, who agrees to finally visit his Caucasian girlfriend’s family at their home estate.
Upon arrival, everything appears to be what you would expect when meeting a girlfriend’s parents. However, within a matter of time…strange things start occurring around the family home. Chris begins to become concerned and curious. And, in order not to spoil the film’s plot, this is all I’m going to say.
While watching Get Out I discovered that I was having a really great time. With so many sequels and reboots this year, Get Out felt like I was breathing in clean fresh air. The genre of Horror/Thriller must be very challenging by today’s standards to come up with fresh and creative ideas. Considering, as I said above, this is Jordan Peele’s 1st official film with him directing, the end results are very good.
Get Out does a fantastic job at keeping the film suspenseful and the viewer hooked until the end credits. At no point did I check my watch because I was bored. I was completely pulled into the film’s plot and I wasn’t leaving the cinemas until I got answers and explanations for all the strange things Chris was discovering around him.
The film also has an outstanding audio track. The clever use of eerie music throughout will suddenly switch to a well known classic song, letting the audience know that it’s ok to have fun with this movie. Jordan Peele’s camera work is also something to be praised. The clever use of multiple angles and slow panning is something that I would call “Hitchcock” style. Many times throughout the film I was watching something that shocked me or had me in suspense, but no matter what, I couldn’t help it but to have a smile on my face too. When I see s scary movie, I am a man who doesn’t normally jump out of his seat. But this movie, got me to jump twice (once even yelling at the cinema screen!).
Get Out is a film that I suggest you shouldn’t miss. I feel it’s a film that will really surprise and I recommend this for those who enjoy an interesting story with suspenseful moments. The film does have a couple of faults to be sure, but they are so minor I refuse to talk about them online. I found the film to be unpredictable, but even when I knew something was coming… I was so keen to see it happen as this film had me very Invested in it.
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Review Written by Peter Walkden