Get Out (2017) 

I went into this with pretty high expectations …

‘Get Out’ had been hitting the headlines with its rave reviews and high ratings, which is pretty rare for a horror these days.

The films follows Chris and Rose, an interracial couple who are traveling to meet the parents for the very first time – eeek!

It’s clear from the start that Chris is quaking in his boots about the whole situation, especially when he finds out that Rose has failed to tell them that he’s black. 

When they arrive at the family home we’re introduced to a heap of characters, who seem to be two bob short of a pound.

All is not what it seems and as Chris uncovers secret after secret he starts to panic for his safety – and rightly so!

I can’t quite but my finger of how Jordan Peele did it – but I was on edge throughout! Even in the most subdued of scenes, the fear was there. 

You can expect a few jump scares here and there, but it’s those awkward moments you’ve got to look out for. The prolonged stares and slow paced conversations.

I’ve read that people thought the first half of the film was a little bit of a slow burner, but it was this section of the film that made me shake.

In all honestly, I assumed this was going to be a flat out racial movie. 

‘White man hates black man. White man tries to kill black man. Black man tries to escape.’

Don’t be fooled though kids, it’s soooo much deeper than this. 

Moving away from the intense scenes, there are moments of real comedy.

LilRel Howary (who I admit I’d never even heard of before) is absolutely fantastic! He manages to give us some relief from all the heavy breathing and trick us into thinking we’re watching a very different kind of movie. 

Speaking of actors, Daniel Kaluuya is outstanding – RULE BRITANNIA! 

The first thing I ever saw him in was an episode of Black Mirror and I remember thinking how awesome he was in that! 

His facial expressions paint such a picture that he rarely needs to open his mouth – I really do hope that this is the start of something big for him because he deserves it. 

All in all, the story and plot is pretty solid! It’s not too over the top or out of this world – it’s just plain eerie and as I think back on it now, I’m still feeling some chills. 

It’s seems to be an opinion divider though. I came out the cinema ready to rant about how much I rated it, but one of my buds was ready to tell me the exact opposite! 

I guess it’s not for everyone, but it sure was for me – and if you’re feeling like you want a good spook, then I urge you to go and see this right now. 

I’m giving it a well deserved 8/10!

P.s the soundtrack was a treat as well.

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