Trailer Tuesday: Get Out

This month's sleeper hit?

Written by Logan J. Fowler and Justin Matchick

Release Date: February 24th, 2017

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Get Out Poster

Starring: Allison Williams, Daniel Kaluuya, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener

Director:
Jordan Peele

Pre-Trailer Thoughts: When you think of Jordan Peele, your first thought is probably Key and Peele, right? Either that or one of the various shows/commercials he’s shown up on. He normally acts silly,. So hearing he’s directing a horror is way out of left field, right? Well, it’s happening. Get Out is Peele’s initial attempt at director, and while some may wonder how he can pull it off, the movie is sitting at a wonderful 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. It may be the best movie to come out this month. -LJF

Pre-Trailer Thoughts: After the wild success of Comedy Central’s Key & Peele its surprising that co-creator Jordan Peele’s first major directorial project is a horror film. Given Key & Peele’s penchant for focusing on issues of racism and stereotypes, the fact that Get Out‘s major themes seem to be in line with so many race relations issues in America today has piqued my interest and I’m convinced that Peele knows what he is doing. – JTM

Rate the Trailer: 4 out of 5 Get Out looks like it is going to blend creepy and comedy, and I really like that. It also is original, which means it has a fresh vibe to it that most movies don’t. The undertones of racism may make elements of this movie tough to swallow, but I have a feeling Peele will find a way to make it work in the thriller context. -LJF

Rate the Trailer: 4 out of 5. Not only does this look like an incredibly tense psychological thriller, but certain satirical and comedic aspects poke through at times as well. Lacrosse sticks are used to threaten, characters go to fistbump and are greeted with handshakes, are more small moments show that even though this looks to be a horror film through and through Peele didn’t lose his comedic edge. Daniel Kaluuya (Black Mirror) looks to be doing a great frightened performance as protagonist Chris, but its the performances by his girlfriend’s parents played by Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener that will likely steal the show. – JTM

Theater, Rent, No Thanks, Undecided? Theater. Get Out definitely has a lot going for it. I’m definitely going to want to see it on the big screen. -LJF

Theater, Rent, No Thanks, Undecided? Theater. One of the more controversial and intriguing horror premises I can remember in recent years, Get Out is something I’m really itching to see, and I hope it starts a nice long second career in directing for Jordan Peele. – JTM

Get Out is out in theaters February 24th, 2017

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