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Review Get Out (2017): Not propaganda just very effective horror!

genre: mystery, thriller, horror





Get Out is an example how to play around with the usual horror conventions and still remain fresh and very effective.

As you might have guessed Get Out is like a twisted version of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967). Just as confronting but maybe a little less serious. Although I have to say that there were times that it was hard to stomach to what was happening. Especially considering some characters like Georgina played by Betty Gabriel. Sorrow, anguish, happiness and rage are just a few of the emotions that come at you in full speed and it is incredibly terrifying.

You might have read that Get Out is nothing special or that it is propaganda. These people couldn't be more wrong. Get Out might address some issues but that is all. Because the film is a horror through and through.  I don't see how that can be seen as something bad. Like I have stated earlier the film plays around with typical conventions in horror. But it's done in a way that keeps you on the edge of the seat plus will make you laugh. Mind you for the most part the film is a serious affair but there is some comic relief in the form of TSA officer Rod Williams. I don't know about you but I love people who are slightly paranoid. They are probably more open minded and liberal then the people who claim to be. And in this film he functions as the voice of reason. Next time you come across someone who has some far fetched ideas don't dismiss them but at least think about them and view them as possibilities. Not saying that they are always right and true. Point is that it's always to remain vigilant and critical especially when things seem to be to good to be true.

I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised that Jordan Peele directed this film. It's far better than his involvement with Keanu. And I hope this paves the way for him to do more of these kinds of projects. Overall Get Out delivers and then some. So watch it!



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