Jordan Peele Stuns with His Directorial Debut in “Get Out”, A Simply Must-Watch!
No one expects Jordan Peele could direct a critically acclaimed movie since he is known as a part of comedic series “Key & Peele”. When his movie titled “Get Out” hits the theater in Indonesia, we have to find out why Hollywood media rave so much about this film. The plot is based on a story of an interracial couple named Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) who is an African American photographer/artist and Rose Armitage (Allison Williams, Girls) as his Caucasian girlfriend. After dated for quite some time, Rose invited Chris to come over at her folks’ place to be introduced to her big family. There he meets her parents Missy and Dean, her younger brother Jeremy. At first, he finds that the family is very accommodating to him, even arguably too kind. As the weekend unfolds, he’s getting a weird feeling about it. He also discovers that a number of black men have gone missing in that suburb, his suspicion reveals itself to be more than unfounded paranoia. What starts out as a mundane, obligatory weekend spirals and builds toward a crazy, horrific, thrilling, terrifying, and likewise fun, conclusion.
Chris is faced with an utter terror with Armitage’s family odd behavior and rituals. He has to make sure, is he the one who’s going crazy or them. Jordan Peele as the director, script writer and producer manages to bring up the racial issues with his satire comedic take on that matter. As the racial issues still persist and now even go to the more upsetting direction in the United States, Peele cleverly takes all the cues and interpret it in the jokes, dialogues, and gestures in this film. This film successfully bring the fear and the laughter simultaneously throughout the entire duration. This film is very enjoyable whether you like suspense/thriller movie or not. Daniel Kaluuya also portrays a very realistic protagonist character who is also smart.
His character is not your horror cliché character who does not dial an emergency number when danger comes or who does stupid things in dire times. Simply put, Chris is a relatable character that satisfy the audience’s wish in a horror flick. “Get Out” also broke the box office record as an original screenplay debut in the US, earning 160 million US dollar this weekend, and it’s predicted to break the 200 million US dollar mark soon. Do not miss “Get Out” in theaters, it’s been showing in some cities from April 1st.