GET OUT (2017): A Scary, Suspenseful & Clever Mystery…

Get Out (2017), Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams
Get Out (2017), Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams

Meeting a girlfriend’s parents for the first time is scary for any young man but when you’re a young African-American man (Daniel Kaluuya) visiting his Caucasian girlfriend’s mysterious family estate for the first time, there’s another level of scary that comes into play. And it’s writer / director Jordan Peele’s exploration of this fear combined with his smart social and cultural observations that make Get Out a thing to see.

As a self-confessed wuss, especially where scary movies are concerned, as soon as Get Out started, I was more than ready for the film to end. Not because I was having a bad time, as such. I simply knew that something bad was going to happen and I was looking forward to the point when it was over.  

In spite of my ‘wussy’ ways, I did make it to the very end of Get Out, a well constructed mystery where the immediate scares come in the suspenseful moments when you don’t quite know how the impending horror is going to take shape. 

Watch this movie because it’s worthy and you probably won’t have nightmares afterwards. At least not on the night you watch the movie. I didn’t; though I did have plenty of other thoughts going on… so that’s probably why. Or, maybe tonight is when the scares will come. Tonight…

Happy Film Loving

G

4 thoughts on “GET OUT (2017): A Scary, Suspenseful & Clever Mystery…”

  1. Great post. For me it was nothing new and underwhelming, especially towards the end. I found it funny that if the film chose to go into “The Stepford Wives” route , it should then turn into this ordinary slasher film.

    1. Thank you. 🙂 I understand what you’re saying about the end. A part of me had hoped for something a little more surprising. Also, the end did seem a tad abrupt.

      At this point I’m really curious about what Jordan Peele will do next movie-wise. It’s great having a huge hit but the pressure that comes with ‘what’s next’ and the expectations of fans has to be handled very carefully, I think.

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