Jordan Peele Makes Directional Debut with Suspense Thriller “Get Out”
Suspense, horror, thriller things meant to put me on edge, scare of freak me out; I tend not to watch. Simply because I WILL freak myself out and need to sleep with the doors locked and my lights on for a few days after. Just after watching the debut trailer for Get Out” my immediate reaction is…”WTF!?” Followed by “let me read some of these comments…” Although I didn’t know what to expect from the film since Jordan Peele’s comedy doesn’t really do much for me, I couldn’t even watch Keanu. I could tell that this film was going to have A LOT of people in their feelings.
“People know me for my work in comedy, but now Ill get to focus on my passion for writing and directing horror films,” said Peele earlier this year. “Like comedy, horror has an ability to provoke thought and further the conversation on real social issues in a very powerful way. ‘Get Out’ takes on the task of exploring race in America, something that hasnt really been done within the genre since Night of the Living Dead 47 years ago. Its long overdue.”
Okay, so obviously race is as the forefront of this movie, so I guess the comments left my viewers shouldn’t really surprise me. But people seem to get REALLY mad when racism is placed up front where everyone can see it. The film is freaky as all get out, but the reverse racism (doesn’t exist, can’t exist) cries are getting louder and louder. Some people are MAD.
The story being told is of a young African-American man who visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, then becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.
Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).
At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.
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