By Noah Beaver
This is the kind of movie you almost never see. It takes two genres that usually don’t go together, doesn’t include any giant celebrities, focuses on a controversial issue, and yet grosses 30 million on it’s premiere. And for good reason. I highly recommend everyone to watch it, go to your local movie theater, and fake an ID (editor’s note: The Blunderbuss does not condone the forging of identification documents).
Get Out is a satirical thriller. It exposes a type of racism, one that doesn’t include a white hood or a vote to the president you oppose. It’s one harder to reveal in the real world, one that we are all guilty of.
Chris, a young black man, is dating Rose, a white woman. They’re about to meet her parents, but Chris is worried because she didn’t tell them that he’s black. But when they arrive, her parents greet Chris in open arms. But something seems off. With each minute, it’s made more and more obvious that they are treating Chris as an exhibit instead of a person; because he’s black. Roses dad specifically tries to relate to Chris by trying to talk street, in an obviously fake manner. What’s more, the parent’s caretaker’s are all black, and all of them act outlandish. And later the parents invite their other rich white friends, where it’s revealed why everyone’s acting so weird: they’re kidnapping black people so they can transfer their minds to their bodies.
There is a problem in this world this movie exposes, and it’s not slavery. It’s a accidental problem, one that all of you have likely experienced or taken part in at some point. It’s a complicated one, and it’s hard to expose. So I won’t bother trying to. After you’ve seen it, look up somebody else’s analysis of the film to understand the message. Or better yet, watch interviews with the director Jordan Peele, because If I try to explain the message, I would certainly word it wrong.
But even forgetting the satire, as a thriller, I loved this movie on it’s own right. They only problem I had was one too many jump scares, but everything else was great. It’s one of the few thrillers I can think of that is not only suspenseful, but also logical.
Much more analysis should and has been made with this movie, so please, research it. Research and talk about it with others, try to make this movie talked about.