By: Maddie Turner
**I will try not to get too far into the plot so that those of you who have not read it should be safe to continue
There has been a lot of hype recently surrounding the film Get Out, and I would like to politely disagree with the majority of you who loved the film… I appreciate the originality of the movie and was very excited to see it going in, but I was underwhelmed in so many ways. To start, I have never been a fan of the horror comedy genre as a whole. Films like Cabin in the Woods and the Scary Movie franchise have been successful but are too overboard for me. Get Out was in the same respect combined too many aspects into one movie and tried too hard to be funny, yet scary and at the same time have a strong social commentary about race. The idea for the film was good and original and the acting was decent, but there was so much buildup throughout that was wasted in the sub-par ending. I do not want to go into specifics but the unrealistic run at the end disappointing.
Had Peele stuck to the classic horror genre, this film could still have been groundbreaking. In our last paper I discussed how scary movies have been failing recently and that new ideas have been lagging. The plot of Get Out, without the comedic elements, could have been one of the few truly scary movies released recently and I wish that Peele had taken that approach instead. He was so close to creating a truly terrifying movie.
^Me seeing the potential of the film