Just because you're invited doesn't mean you're welcome.
Get Out is a 2017 psychological horror thriller film directed by Jordan Peele, written by Jordan Peele, produced by Blumhouse Productions, QC Entertainment, and Monkeypaw Productions, and distributed by Universal Pictures. It stars Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams. The film was nominated for and won Best Original Screenplay, while also being nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director.
"Now you're in the sunken place." - Missy Armitage
Chris Washington is about to meet the parents of his girlfriend, Rose. The awkward meeting the parents phase is already uncomfortable enough, but Chris is even more nervous because Rose's white parents don't know he's black. When Chris finally meets them, it isn't that bad...until a sinister plot he couldn't have ever imagined comes to fruition.
My Favorite Part of Get Out
If you do not know (which you probably don't) Get Out is my favorite horror movie of all time and my third favorite movie of all time. So it's hard to pick a favorite part. I guess my favorite aspect would be everything Jordan Peele. He directs the absolute crap out of this movie and combines his fantastic direction with what I think is one of the two greatest screenplays (alongside Pulp Fiction) of all time. Peele is a masterful filmmaker, and he put all of his talent on display in Get Out. I cannot rave about him enough. He makes this movie perfect.
My Least Favorite Part of Get Out
Even though The Empire Strikes Back and The Dark Knight are my two favorite movies of all time, they aren't perfect. Get Out is perfect. I genuinely don't think there's anything wrong with this film. If I have to say one thing, Get Out isn't scary. It's more of a thriller than a horror film. But that's not even a bad thing.
Why I Love Get Out
Peele's direction and screenplay already make for a great movie. Top on Daniel Kaluuya's performance which should've won the Oscar as well as Allison Williams's criminally overlooked performance and you've got something truly special. This movie has everything: it's creepy. It's atmospheric. It's funny. It's disturbing. It's shocking and unpredictable. It combines psychological horror, poignant drama, black comedy, thriller, mystery, and a little bit of sci-fi to make one of the greatest movies ever made.
The Horror Evaluation
My one "negative" comes into play here, because Get Out doesn't really feel like a horror movie. It's a really atmospheric and creepy thriller that can get under your skin at times, but there isn't a lot of outright terror in here. The villains are despicable. There is some iconic imagery, whether you are talking about the sunken place, the tea cup, the deer, or anything else. This movie is a perfect film...but not necessarily a perfect horror film. I still love it to death, and I still think it's a very good horror flick, even if it isn't perfect when evaluating it as a scary movie.
I will give Get Out a Beautiful Bloodbath.
THE SPOOKY SCALE
This is God (Top Tier Horror)
Beautiful Bloodbath (Great Horror)
Decently Dreary (Good Horror)
A Stab in the Gut (Bad Horror)
Hellish Experience (Terrible Horror)
Scare Factor: 6.5/10
Kills and Gore: 7.5/10
Final Thoughts and Score
Get Out is my third favorite movie of all time. What else is there to say?
I will go Sweet here. Age range is 11+.
SWEET N' SOUR SCALE
Sweet (Great) Savory (Good) Sour (Bad) Moldy (Terrible)
Fun Factor: 9.5/10
Directed by Jordan Peele
Rated R for strong bloody violence, language, frightening themes and images, thematic elements
Released on February 24, 2017
1 hour and 44 minutes
Daniel Kaluuya as Chris Washington
Allison Williams as Rose Armitage
Bradley Whitford as Dean Armitage
Lil Rel Howery as Rod Williams
Catherine Keener as Missy Armitage
Caleb Landry Jones as Jeremy Armitage
Stephen Root as Jim Hudson
Lakeith Stanfield as Andre Hayworth / Logan King
Betty Gabriel as Georgina
Marcus Henderson as Walter
Richard Herd as Roman Armitage