• Movie Review: Get Out

    by  • March 30, 2017 • Entertainment, Homepage, Movie Reviews • 0 Comments

    The newly popular movie Get Out, starring main actor Daniel Kaluuya and actress Allison Williams, launched in theaters on February 24th 2017 all over the U.S.

    This movie has also reached a rating of 8.3 on popular entertainment review sites IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes. Jordan Peele’s mystery thriller movie Get Out is among the year’s biggest breakout hits. According to the review found on The Washington Post, Get Out has now earned more than $100 million at the box office, making Peele the first African-American writer/director to pass that threshold with his debut feature film. Peele reached the $100 million milestone in just 16 days, which also makes Get Out the fastest film from a production company to hit that mark. Get Out achieved all this on just a $4.5 million budget and a lead cast devoid of big names. The film stars actors Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, Lakeith Stanfield and Catherine Keener, and follows an interracial couple who visits the home of the girlfriend’s parents.

    Get Out movie poster. Photo from Wikimedia.

    In the opening scene, a young black man Lakeith Stanfield, who plays as the actor Dre, is walking along at night on an empty street. He then notices that he is being followed by a sports car. As he notices that he is being followed, he changes directions. Dre then gets attacked by a white man who carries his body to the car. The scene of the movie then changes and shows Chris and his girlfriend Rose, getting ready for their trip to her parent’s lake house. While getting ready to go on their trip, Chris is worried that Rose’s parents do not know that she is dating a black man. As the movie progresses, it starts to take a different turn.

    In a review on the movie from Variety Magazine, Peele stated that he “originally intended for the film to end with Chris being arrested by police for the murder of Rose and her family, and intended the scene as a reflection of the realities of racism”. However, by the time production had begun, several high-profile police shootings of black people had, in his words, made the situation surrounding racism “more woke, and [he] decided the film needed a happy ending for its lead.”

    Peele said once he began writing and then shooting the film a few years ago that “it was a much more woke time,” mentioning the public discussions around the murders of Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown. “It was very clear that the ending needed to transform into something that gives us a hero, that gives us an escape, gives us a positive feeling when we leave this movie,” he explained. “There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing the audience go crazy when Rod shows up,” Peele said.

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