This was one of those films that I was desperate to see but never got around to watching… until now! Truthfully, I was a little worried that I would be disappointed as a lot of recently released films have been over hyped. However, I am happy to say that Get Out was not one of them, here’s my review:
Plot Summary /
The film revolves Chris Washington’s (Daniel Kaluuya) first meeting with his girlfriend’s parents. He expects tension since his girlfriend, Rose Armitage (Allison Williams) has failed to tell her parents that he is black. However, he soon realises that subtle racism and ignorance are the least of his problems as the Armitage family are clearly involved in something a lot more sinister.
First of all, I must say that this was a really well made film. The plot was unpredictable with several plot twists and revelations throughout that kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through. Furthermore, the social commentary angle that the film included was brilliant and necessary in today’s politic climate.
In addition, the acting in this film is excellent with the stand out performances coming from Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams and Lil Rel Howery. Often in horror/thriller films, acting is exaggerated and forced but this was not the case here. In fact, what made the film so chilling was how ‘real’ it felt.
The film was pretty good and as a result, I don’t really have any criticisms of it. However, if I had to pick one thing to criticise it would be fact that I didn’t really understand the Armitage’s grand plan. I feel like that could have been explained in more depth.
Overall Comments and Ratings
To conclude, I really liked the film Get Out. It was scary, funny and socially aware. Rating wise, I will give it 9/10.
So what did you think of this film? Leave a comment below!
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