Get Out to theaters to see this acclaimed horror flick


The main characters of the film, Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) and Rose Armitage (Allison Williams), are an interracial couple that go on a trip to meet Rose’s family.

Kathryn Pizzuti, Staff Writer

The horror-comedy Get Out, which has grabbed the attention of millions of fans, was released in theaters on Feb. 24.  The movie has grossed $136 million worldwide in only a couple of weeks. Get Out also received a 99% approval rate from Rotten Tomatoes and was described by the website as being “funny, scary, and thought-provoking.”

This highly anticipated movie was directed and written by actor and comedian Jordan Peele.  Due to the movie’s success, Peele has become the first African-American writer and director to have a film make over $100 million at the box office.

“It was cool to see a dramatic film directed by a comedian.  The movie was a lot better than I expected!” said junior Tessa Wiener.

The movie is about an interracial couple, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and Rose (Allison Williams), that goes on a trip to meet Rose’s family.  While Rose’s family may seem normal at first, Chris soon realizes that something is unusual about them and the people in their town.

Not only do strange things start to happen, but Chris also begins to see the role that race plays in the town.  All of the other African-Americans in the town are anything but normal.  Once Chris becomes aware of Rose’s family’s true intentions, he begs Rose to get out of town with him. However, everything is not as it seems, and Chris must fight his way to freedom.

“The ending was a complete shock and was definitely my favorite part of the whole movie,” said junior Amelia Tardera.

Get Out has also been a hot topic because the protagonist of the movie is an African-American. Peele incorporated scenes into the movie that show how racism is still very much alive in today’s day and age.

A perfect example is in the beginning of the movie when a police officer pulls over Chris and Rose.  Although Rose was the one driving, the police officer questions Chris and asks to see his license.

Get Out has not only received great reviews from viewers and critics, but it also reveals the issues of racial divisions in our society.  With its thrills and powerful messages, Get Out is a must-see this movie season.