Mr. Wonderful Meatball Movie Review - GET OUT

February 24, 2017

A blend of comedy, savvy, thrills and terror rolled into one. That is the best way to describe Jordan Peele directoral debut in his highly anticipated film Get Out. 

A beautiful White Suburban area, quiet and isolated. What could possibly go wrong when you meet your girlfriends parents? Well in Get Out a lot can go wrong and it plays out in ways that will make you laugh and cringe. Its laughter comes from the rough edges but are intentional, for instance you will get a chuckle out of Rose (Allison WIlliams) parents telling Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) that they would have voted for Obama a Third Time, but while it will make you laugh at its core it will horrify you. The interactions between Chris and Roses family is where you see the horror starting to unfold from the offsetting ways of their actions and dialouge. Rose's father finds ways to use slang that seem forced, while her mother is the shy one giving the quiet stare and obsessed with trying to get Chris to be hypnotized to fix his smoking problem. It seems uncomfortable and as if they are trying to go over the top to prove they are not racist. We also see Chris interraction with the families house keeper and gardner who seem a little off themselves which helps establish that creepy undertone. You are aware in the audience that something else is at play as the film continues to play off 21st Century Racial Stereotypes but also finds its way to dive into a deeper submerged form of horror. You are left starting to wonder if Chris is truly nervous about the tone and nature of the way the family has been acting or if he truly senses something more sinister is at play.

The film doesn't rely on blood or jump scares, It dives deep into the Social Horrors. Chris is completely unaware that his surroundings are his biggest danger in this nice community. He is more focused on his girlfriend and the fact that white people are just weird and uncomfortable when truly it is the sinister nature of their plans.

As for Jordan Peele in his directorabl debut I can't say enough about how amazing Peele is. He shows touches of John Carpenter with the opening scene. He also finds ways to combine the Film Noir touch with reminders of what Alfred Hitchock did to jolt audiences. No fancy soundtracks are needed to drive the terror home because the terror is delivered by the camera and pace of the scenes unfolding. He manages to deliver a horror film that horror buffs will love while also throwing a wrench in the horror genre norms.

This is a film that horror fans will love and non horror fans will love also.

I give this film the coveted 5 out of 5 Meatballs. It will be one of the best Horror Films you see this year and maybe one of the best films you have seen in a while. There is a reason it is sitting at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes also:


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