Thursday, May 18, 2017

Get Out Movie Review

Get Out is a 2017 horror/thriller directed by Jordan Peele and starring Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams.

A guy is kidnapped while walking through a neighbourhood. Chris Washington(Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose(Williams) are a couple. He is black and she is white and they are going to visit her parents for the weekend. He is a bit nervous about it. They travel to her parents house and he meets them. They are neurosurgeon Dean(Bradley Whitford) and his wife Missy(Catherine Keener) who happens to be a psychiatrist. They seem overly nice to him and he feels a little uncomfortable, especially when he sees the black maid, Georgina and the black groundsman, Walter. They seem a bit weird to Chris. Rose's weird brother, Jeremy arrives for the weekend too and there is something really odd about him.

Chris ends up being hypnotised by Missy and she messes with his mind and asks him about his mother's death when he was young. She has done something strange to him. There is a party on that day and the guests are mostly white with one other black man, Logan,being present. He seems very strange too as he is with a much older woman. Chris calls his pal, Rod, who is a TSA agent and he tells him all about what is happening. Chris takes out his phone and he is going to take a picture of Logan but he succeeds in causing him to have some sort of fit from the flash. Chris wants the get out of there. He tries to tell Rose to go with him. That evening, there is an auction with all of the odd party guests in attendance. Chris' picture is up and they are bidding for him. A blind guy called Jim Hudson(Stephen Root) wins him.

The whole thing becomes clear when Chris sends Rod the picture of Logan and Rod recognises him as someone who had disappeared. Chris also finds pictures of Rose with her other boyfriends, who have all been black. What is going on? SPOILER ALERT. STOP HERE IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW THE ENDING....
Rose turns on him and he realises that the family are weirdos. They want him to use as a host body for Jim Hudson. Jim's brain will be inserted into Chris. This will allow Jim to see through his eyes and become whole again while Chris will be lost forever thanks to Missy using her hypnosis to send him away. In short, Chris will be the body, but Jim will control it all. Jim is ready for his operation and the family try to get Chris to surgery, but he fights back and kills them, except Rose.

Meanwhile, Rod is at the police station, telling them his story about Chris. They think that he is insane. Chris finds out that Georgina is actually controlled by Rose's grandmother's brain and Walter is controlled by her grandfather's brain. Georgina is killed in a car crash and Walter kills himself, but not before coming back to himself and realising what has happened. He shoots Rose. She doesn't die immediately. Chris is going to kill her, but he can't do it. Rod turns up to save the day and he takes Chris away to safety while Rose dies.

I wasn't crazy about this film at all. It did remind me of The Stepford Wives. The twist was obvious from the beginning and I was not surprised at all how things worked out. It was unfortunate that it was so predictable and just plain obvious. It had little in the way of scares and the ending was just dull. I am one of the few that didn't love this film and I will not change my mind on it. I got a sinking feeling about thirty minutes into this and realised that I knew what was happening already. I hoped that there might be a different twist, but it ended as I assumed it would. I wanted to like it and I tried to like it, but I just didn't. So, in my opinion, this is a predictable sci-fi/thriller. Not much horror in this one really. If you are expecting a horror movie, then you will be disappointed. I will give this one a 4/10.


Susan Leighton said...

It is so refreshing to find an opinion contrary to everyone in the world. You aren't alone, Jigs. There are other critics that weren't enamored with it but while they said it was predictable they enjoyed the performances.
I did read the spoilers but that is okay because I will watch it and determine my views. Way to stick to your guns!

Amanda said...

One of the things about the blog that I pride myself on is my honest reviews. I am not swayed by anyone's opinion and will not say that I liked something that I didn't.I felt that this movie was not original and very predictable. It reminded me of The Stepford Wives and movies of that type and I knew what was going to happen early on. I hoped for a twist, but it didn't come. I really had high hopes for this one, but it let me down.
Oh well!!

Anonymous said...

Your honest and sincere reviews is why I've followed your blog for so many years.

I've looked forward to seeing this one because I keep hearing how good it is, but for some reason I've always had reservations about it. I didn't read the review, just scrolled to the score, but now I'm wondering if I want to see it at all. I'll wait a couple of days and might read the review if I decide I won't watch it. Or I'll wait to read it after I pick it up for free on Netflix or Redbox.

Amanda said...

I would say that you should watch it if you want and see what you think yourself. I didn't think it was all that good, but that's just me! I am one of the few that didn't get this film, so you might like it!!Let me know what you think if you do get around to watching it!!

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