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Get Out Review - Instant Classic?

Get Out Review - Instant Classic?

One of the craziest and best movies I've ever seen was released last weekend, and after my first view I asked myself, "what the fuck did I just watch?!" Get Out isn't your typical scary movie; this is more like a psychological thriller/horror specifically about us, black people. Written and directed by Jordan Peele, his vision on this film is what makes it so original and great, but once you see how this movie begins with a disturbing abduction scene, you know you're in for some shit.

Get Out is about Chris who's in an interracial relationship with his white girlfriend named Rose, who invites him to finally see her parents just so he can be "treated like family.” Yeah that's what we all thought by watching the trailer months ago. This movie doesn't take the foot off the gas for even a second, soon as pull up to Rose's parents house things get strange, starting from a black man who's doing yard work to meeting a maid who's just weird at the moment, remember Keith Stanfield's character at the beginning getting abducted?. Yeah he returns but in different form, when him and Christ meet at the "family gathering" Chris realizes something is definitely going on, the weird part about it is when he takes a picture of Andre "Logan" Hayworth (Keith's character), the flash goes off and Andre tells Chris to get out as if he was trying to save him from whatever is coming next.

Get Out is nothing but a visual of the expression "white people are crazy", from the mother performing hypnosis and leaving their victims to the "sunken place", the daughter playing a damn innocent/victim role while researching top NCAA prospects, a crazy brother, to a father who of course would've voted Obama for a 3rd term, everything is all bad, but that's what Chris's friend who works for the TSA is there for, he actually came through in the clutch when it was very needed, and his theory throughout the movie turned out to be right.

After watching Get Out, I had to see it again to point out the symbolism, easter eggs, and theories, this a movie you would want to watch at a black theater off the strength, this isn't just a horror film, it's also a comedy and it's powerful, new, original and a breath of fresh air to Hollywood, to say Hollywood is running out of ideas is almost a reach, the original ideas are just overshadowed by sequels and reboots/remakes, and there's nothing wrong with those films but Get Out deserves everybody's attention and I hope Jordan Peele continues to make more of these films like he plans, if he wants to make a Twilight Zone type world but with issues that's going on today, I'm all in for it.

Get Out is already a classic and so far one of the best movies this year, and I'm giving it a 10/10. Stay woke!

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