Get Out Reviews
I have mixed feelings on it. To be honest, the more I reflect on the film, the more I appreciate the skill and nunace with which it critiques the grotesquely exaggerated sympathies of many in our society.
After reading so many reviews that I believe to have taken the film for the virtual exact opposite message of what I believe was intened, I'm raising my score even as I finish typing this. Maybe I judged it too quickly on first glance?
Another thing that makes this movie so superb is it's writing. First about this, is the basic plot. The way that the movie starts off so innocently, but weaves itself into being just terrifying. With the subtle, but very creepy Andre, to Missy and her wacky and just plain scary therapy sessions. Then at the end, the surgery which detaches scalps and shows brains, to people getting stabbed with a taxidermied moose, kicked in the head, choked, stabbed with a fork, and shot with a gun. Then there is also the other aspect of the film, which is what makes it so great. Jordan Peele wrote the film with his parts of his Key and Peele experience, and it was also very funny. Most of the jokes, however, required bad language, but it paid off. There weren't too many jokes, but the amount of them was great and hit a perfect balance with the rest of the seriousness of the movie. Then there is the message. The villain of the movie might appear to be the Armitage's, but the real horror is systemic racism. The alternate ending also conveys this message. It shows how the system, the racially biased system, always favors the majority. It also shows how one can beat there own demons and feel at peace with themselves, even in the midst of all life's craziness. However, there are the downsides, like how the characters don't have clear arcs and the film is quite jump-scarey, but the movie is really just plain great.