By Charlotte Beasley
Get Out, directed by Jordan Peele, is full of plot holes but all the components of the film that are put together make it completely satisfying to watch.
It is a horror film that is never horrifying but instead makes you laugh with one or two jump scares. Get Out is a mystery and a good one, which keeps your brain working as you try to figure out what is going on and honestly, you will probably leave the cinema still wondering what was going on.
Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) is a photographer who goes with his girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) to a remote area to meet her parents. Everything about their first encounter is weird and it only gets more strange but the film mainly revolves around the odd behaviours of Georgina (Betty Gabriel) and Walter (Marcus Henderson). They are two black characters who work for the family and when meeting them, you realise that not everything is what it seems.
The acting from the whole cast was incredible to the point that I felt like I was part of the film and that is precisely what cinema should do. From the opening scene, I was hooked and by the end, I just wanted more.
The film is full of symbolism from separating milk from a colourful bowl of cereal to fire and deer but I won’t give any spoilers. This is Peele’s first time directing a film and it is all about racial commentary. He uses the horror genre to discuss how black people feel around a white American family and it is executed perfectly. I suppose the real horror is the reality of it.
Get Out is fresh and exciting with a topical plot we have been waiting to hit cinemas and will keep you on the edge of the seat from start to finish.