The sunken place is real – our Get Out review has arrived


[This article contains spoilers from ‘Get Out’. Read at your own risk.]

It’s been my most anticipated horror film of 2017 so far. Ever since I saw the trailer I knew I had to see it. There was something about it which felt refreshing. And different. Especially having an African-American actor playing the lead role. Breaking cliches left, right and centre. I am so down for this. Thankfully, Universal Studios sent me an invite to attend the Australian premiere for ‘Get Out’ earlier this week. Bless you, guys.

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I went into the film with high expectations. Why? Because everybody was raving about how good it was. I was excited. I even brought my brother along for the ride. And let me tell you now, we were not disappointed. I didn’t know what to expect. Was it going to be a supernatural horror or a realistic-type horror? I had no idea.

First of all, the story was really good. It follows an interracial couple (Chris and Rose) who visit the mysterious family estate of the girl’s parents. I really wasn’t sure whether or not to trust the Armitage family. They seemed like decent people at the beginning but things were not as they appeared to be. Just ask the maid Georgina. Damn, that bitch was acting so weird but after you find out why you’ll be shook. I didn’t see it coming.

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‘Get Out’ kept my attention on the screen and offered very few jump scares. But to be honest, that was enough. The film relied on great storytelling and suspense to build up to a sickening climax. You didn’t really know who to trust. The dad was acting too nice, and the mother was just some creepy lady doing hypnosis. #TrustNoOne. And don’t get me started on the family relatives. They were just as bad. But once you find out the family secret, nothing’s the same.

I’m not going to give away the big plot twist because I’m not that type of person. You’ll have to go and watch the film to find out. And trust me, you definitely do.

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One of my favourite things in ‘Get Out’ was the comedy. Some parts were just downright hilarious, it had the entire cinema bursting out in laughter. Especially Rod, Chris’ best friend. His entire presence in the film was epic. He knew something was up from the very beginning. And that phone call with Rose. Oh my god, iconic. Finally, a character who is smart enough to break those horror cliches. Thank you. It’s probably because Ron’s from the “TSmotherfuckingA”. Amazing.

It was really nice to watch a film that broke most horror movie cliches and had smart characters. The story was original and fresh, and I loved every single second of it. A new generation of horror is coming and the tides are definitely turning. 2017 is shaping up to be a fantastic year for horror geeks like myself. More, please?

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