Movie Review: Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’
Jordan Peele did an amazing job with this movie. If you have not had the chance to see Get Out you must go see it soon. The story line was well thought out and Peele did a fantastic job at keeping the audience guessing. It was the perfect movie for Black History Month. I say that because the movie was a great depiction of how some stereotype African Americans as a whole.
In the movie, the Armitage family were running a modern day slave auction. They would use hypnosis on the person so that they could perform something like a brain transplant. This allowed the white person to live inside of the black person’s body. While the black person would still be inside their body they would only be there subconsciously. Allowing them to live in a “sunken place.”
In the beginning of the movie, we saw a black man being kidnapped, but the majority of the blacks that this happened to were there due to being in a relationship with Rose. The relationship was real to the black person, but Rose would date them and then bring them home to “meet the parents” not knowing it was a trap.
The Armitage family had a gathering every year on the same day where people would gather to meet Roses new love interest and basically get a feel for who they are as a person. More so seeing what stereotype actually fit who they were trying to be.
Black people are all too familiar with the stereotype of we’re only going to be successful if we can dribble a ball or spit a rhyme. Roses’ love interest Chris was making his rounds and mingling with the guest. As he was doing so they were asking him what sports he excelled in or making comments like “black is fashionable” even going so far as to ask Rose in front of Chris “is it true what they say about black men.”
This is more so what the problem is in today’s society. Everybody wants to be black until it’s time to be black. Meaning it’s cool to be black until you actually start getting treated like a black person. Yes, black people excel in sports, but we’re more than sports. We aspire to be more
than sports. We’re now Doctors, Lawyers, Teachers and Journalist in the making.
In the movie, Chris asked, “Why us? Why black people?” The white man replied, “I don’t really care what color you are,” which is for sure a lie. If being black didn’t matter then why were they only performing the procedure on black people? Why were black people being targeted?
This is the prime example of why a lot of people aren’t supportive of “All Lives Matter” because all lives aren’t being gunned down by police officers. All lives aren’t facing police brutality black people are, so until we see different we will continue to chant “Black Lives Matter.”
This movie is our history and it forces people to deal with the ugly truth. It forces people to see the discomforts some black people have with white people, especially white people of law enforcement. As this was projected in the movie. I don’t know if I was the only one, but the ending of the movie had me shook because Chris had his hands up, but we all know “hands up don’t shoot” is being chanted for a reason. The movie definitely makes you take a step back and take a closer look at your reality.
Get Out is number 1 in the nation, so Peele is deserving of all accolades that come with it.
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My name is Miranda Brown. I am a proud Alumna of Tennessee State University class of 2016. I am from Franklin, TN a small town right outside of Nashville. I am very much so an introvert, but I do tend to sometimes come out of my shell as I'm known as the extra-dramatic friend. I love writing and blogging even more. My favorite quote is, "reality is wrong. dreams are real" - Tupac. I'm all about being positive and spreading good vibes.