Get Out Review

Get Out Review

'Get Out' won't want you to leave

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Hello Readers,
Before I start my review, I have to say this: Get Out is a nearly flawless film. You're probably wondering "Then why is it your third favourite horror film, not your first?" Well even though I love this movie and I can't really find a flaw in it, it doesn't mean it is my favourite. The next two movies that I'm reviewing (mainly Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn) do have flaws, but I just enjoyed them more.

Now to start the review!
Get Out is Jordan Peele's directing debut. He also wrote this movie and starred in it (only small voice roles). It stars Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener.

Now let me just say the less you know about this movie, the better. I'll only be talking about things you should already know, like the ending! Just kidding, the things that I'll be talking about in this review are the acting, the spoiler-free synopsis of the plot and how amazing this movie is.

So here is a quick synopsis of the plot of Get Out:
Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. When they get there, mysterious things start happening.
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That is as spoiler-free that I can get. This plot isn't that original (my Mum guessed the ending at the 20-minute mark. No one else that I've seen this movie with has guessed the ending until it came), but it is great at engaging the audience.

The acting in this movie is great. Except for the first scene, the audience only learns things when the characters learn them. We are in two perspectives throughout this movie, Chris and his best friend Rod. We only found things out when they did.

This movie is amazing and one of the best movies I've seen. I wouldn't say it deserves to be the third-best movie on Rotten Tomatoes but it definitely earns the praise that it gets. It's a suspense thriller for majority of the movie, leaving you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next. Then towards the end of the movie, it goes full horror, letting all the tension loose by the time the credits roll. Some people might find that a bad thing but this movie needed to let you breathe at some point. I'm at least happy that the ending went a completely different way than how it was originally going to.
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In the end Get Out was an incredible movie, and it is more amazing because it is Jordan Peele's directorial debut. The acting is amazing and it is very easy to rewatch it (as I've seen it around 5 or more times now). I love Get Out and I'm going to give it 9.75 out of 10. I recommend this movie to fans of horror, thriller and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (scroll down to find out why).


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Now for the bonus content:

Fun Facts about Get Out that relate to Brooklyn Nine-Nine:
1. This movie is based off one of Jordan Peele's thoughts of going to his white girlfriend(now wife)'s parents house. The reason why this fact is related to Brooklyn Nine-Nine is that his wife is Chelsea Peretti, who is Gina Linetti from Brooklyn Nine-Nine. (Take everything that I just said there with a grain of salt as I heard it in a review but I'm pretty sure how it went down).
2. Another fun fact is if you like Brooklyn Nine-Nine, you will be surprised with some of the can't in this movie. From the trailer, you would already know who Rose(Allison Williams)'s dad is. None other than Jake Peralta's dad, Roger Peralta. Who is played by Bradley Whitford. There is another Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast member in Get Out but he appears later in the movie and I don't want to spoil that for you.

SPOILER ALERT! 

If you haven't seen Get Out yet, turn back as I'll be spoiling the movie below:


I'm guessing you've seen Get Out. If you plan on watching this movie again (which I highly advise), make sure to listen carefully to everything Rose and her family says. It has a double meaning and it's I thought that was really cool of Jordan Peele to do something like that. Two great examples of this are at the beginning and halfway through the movie. After hitting the deer and having no idea what to do, Rose and Chris called the police. When Rose said "He wasn't driving" when the police officer was asking for his Drivers' Licence, it wasn't really to protect Chris but to keep his criminal record clean so when the next person came along and lived in Chris' body, they would have nothing to worry about. The other example is much more obvious but I'm going to talk about it anyway. When Chris took a photo with the flash of Logan (who was actually Andre from the opening scene. If you didn't know that, now you do). Chris accidentally found how to get people out of the 'Sunken Place' but had no idea what he had done. Logan(Andre)'s nose started to bleed. Andre was back and the white man in his body was pushed back. Him yelling "GET OUT!!!" at Chris wasn't because Logan didn't like him, he was warning him that terrible things were soon going to happen to Chris, and he was correct.

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