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Get Out: Review

Edith Garcia, Staff Writer

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Get Out, released Feb. 24, is one of the most-viewed movies of 2017. With a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and over $100 million made at the box office, the thriller is a major hit.

When a young black man, Chris, travels with his white girlfriend, Rose, to her parents’ house, things don’t go as planned. At first, Chris believes the family’s strange behavior is a weird way of coping with Rose’s first interracial relationship. However, the movie unravels when Chris witnesses a lot of strange behavior occurring in the house and sees the odd actions of other African American people associated with the family. Together, the mother, a psychiatrist, the father, a neurosurgeon, the son, an assistant to his father, and their daughter, a beautiful young girl, attempt to create their own everlasting life. The idea began with the family’s grandparents, who had been planning to try and create a master race of perfect humans.

This movie is a perfect combination of comedy and suspense. Before watching, I had minimal expectations for Get Out because of the constant conversations surrounding the movie. One of the most talked-about themes in the movie is racism, but Get Out is not solely about racism. One of the most important concepts within the film is betrayal. Rose builds a relationship with Chris, and on the surface, the relationship looks strong and healthy, but Rose’s ulterior motives don’t exactly spell “happily ever after.” Ultimately, she ends up betraying Chris’s trust and tries to use his body for her family’s attempts to create superhumans, just as she had with her past lovers. The film also demonstrated one other important aspect, bestfriend goals. TSA Officer Rod Williams, played by Lil Rel Howery, is definitely the best character and the hero in the film. Williams uses his super-training TSA skills to uncover the truth about the white family and saves the day. Regardless of how crazy he sounded when he believed something was wrong with his friend, he continued to pursue his instincts and eventually uncovered the truth. He saved Chris from an almost definite life in jail.

Although many people would describe Get Out as a horror movie, the most horrific thing about the movie is the fact that Rose was eating her cereal separate from her milk. True horror at its finest. Overall, Get Out was the perfect combination of suspense, comedy and life lessons.

Life lesson #1: Avoid any contact with your white girlfriend’s family.

Life lesson #2: Get yourself a best friend like TSA Officer Rod Williams who takes care of your dog when your girlfriend and her family plan to steal your body and then saves the day!

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