Get Out review

Get Out review

Natalie Dearman, Staff Writer

Before I went to go see this movie, I thought it would be a typical scary movie, especially with a title like “Get Out.” Maybe it was my mistake not to read the synopsis before seeing it, but in my opinion it makes movies more interesting. I didn’t really think much of the opening scene of Andrew being kidnapped. That is, not until Chris, Rose’s boyfriend, asks her, “Do they know I’m black?” before meeting her parents.

While this wasn’t really my ideal “scary movie,” I thought it was quite interesting how the horror movie plot was based on racial stigmas. It emphasizes racism in a daily-life sort of way, with little racist comments that scream “I’m not racist!” Such as, “I would’ve voted for Obama for a third time!” and “I love Tiger [Woods]!”

Although it has a horror movie feel to it, it’s much more “culty” if anything, with the house servant and groundskeeper both black and behaving very robotically.

This movie even has small elements of comedy, with the comments from Chris’s suspicious friend, and even hypnotism from Rose’s mother so Chris can “stop smoking.”

Rose decides to bring Chris over “coincidentally” during the family’s annual gathering, which Rose and her parents never state the purpose of. If you haven’t seen the movie, it doesn’t seem culty until after this, so you would just have to see it for yourself.

I would rate this movie 4 out of 5 stars, because it wasn’t what I expected it to be, but I didn’t have any scary nightmares 🙂