A New Release Review with Sci-Fi Honey Katie
Get Out (2017)
We’re currently in the middle of these first dreary winter months of the year, known as that time when film studios roll out their bottom-of-the-barrel awards-season rejects, and the rule of thumb dictates that horror films especially should be avoided. It’s easy to be lauded as “the best film of the year,” when the year has only consisted thus far of a couple of months and the offerings at the local cineplex generally range from painfully mediocre to downright embarrassing. Enter writer/director/actor/comedian Jordan Peele’s provocative game-changer Get Out; a film that has already shaken up the usual doldrums of the post-awards-season cinematic landscape and turned the modern horror world upside down. It’s a film that could carry the “best film of the year” torch clear through December 31st, and even garner some awards from open-minded critics and voters if its opening weekend acclaim is anything to go by. But what exactly is so revolutionary about Peele’s rule-breaking, genre-bending, socially-relevant masterpiece?
|They seem like such a cute couple! Until...|
|Mom and Dad: nothing sinister about these two, right?|
|Things are not normal here.|
|That face when you finally realize what is going on.|
Sci-Fi Honey Rating: Four and-a-half cups of hypnotic tea out of five
Get Out is in theaters now!