Jordan Peele just introduced the world to his new adventure as a director and producer with his debut film Get Out. Admittedly, I was hesitant about this movie when the trailer first dropped because it looked silly and like a parody scary movie. Then I learned Jordan Peele created this and was instantly intrigued. His Comedy Central show Key & Peele alongside Keagan Michael-Key never fails to show a true reality to black culture and life.
Get Out earned a rare 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. It did numbers at the opening weekend box office with $30.5 million dollars. The film cost $4 million to make and the numbers will only grow from there. People flocked to the theaters just off word of mouth to go see this movie. Even Chance The Rapper brought all the tickets for two evening shows at Chatham 14 Theaters in Chicago, for people to watch the movie for free.
Get Out received tons of praise along with criticism coming from those who felt the movie made it seem like every white person is racist. Peele does not hold back when it comes to showing situations many black males experience on a regular basis; from side comments to awkward conversation starters -- I know Tiger.
Suspenseful moments are sprinkled all throughout the movie and keeps the audience on it's toes. The way Peele incorporated the background music, close up face shots and use of lighting creates a heightened sense of horro. The backstory of Chris Washington played by Daniel Kaluuya was perfectly told and revisited in a creative way. Subliminal messages are tossed out pretty much every five seconds and you can not help but relate to the situations Chris faces.
Get Out is a must see for the culture.