Get Out & Go See Get Out

MacKenzie Guynn Since February 24, the news has been filled with stories about the movie Get Out and the messages it sends. After being given glowing reviews from multiple friends and seeing that it had a 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating, I knew I had to see it. After watching the film, I couldn’t stop thinking about it for the following days. Ryan Unikel, a sophomore who also loved the movie, couldn’t “get over the storyline and how it made [him] think about the world in a new light.” If you have read any of the articles about Get Out, you would see that Ryan isn’t alone. The movie is acclaimed for spreading messages about the racial situation in America. The movie is about a white twenty-something woman named Rose, who brings home her black boyfriend, Chris, to meet her parents. And then some crazy stuff happens. Since they arrive at Rose’s childhood home, there is a detectable amount of racial tension between Chris, Rose’s family, and their friends. The major themes of Get Out can span anywhere from the screenplay itself to the general idea for the movie. As one of the first mainstream movies with a developed black character, the fact that racism is the motivator of the atrocities that are committed in this film forces the audience to consider the state of racism in America.  I can’t say much else without giving away all of the secrets of the movie, which you should find out for yourself. For many, the title of being a thriller film kept them from seeing it. Rachel Sinar “hadn’t heard much about it besides that it was creepy and caused a bit of anxiety” and “was very opposed. However [she] had heard that it had more of a plot than other thrillers and decided [she] might as well try it!” If you haven’t seen it, I encourage you to look past the thriller title and see Get Out. Or at least read articles about it until you feel you like you saw it.]]>