Thoughts On: Get Out (EOTWS)

Get Out (EOTWS)

End Of The Week Shorts 6.2 extract: Get Out (2017)

Get Out is a strong movie with quite a few faults. Whilst the acting throughout is pretty good, the characterisation in the script is so-so and the direction leaves much to be desired. In such, there is no sense of atmosphere, nor cinematic language that communicates the horrors of the given scenario. Moreover, all of the best imagery found through direction is tantamount to a trope or cliche, leaving the film without a strong sense of style or articulation. So, in respect to the narrative, Get Out was quite a let down. 
However, the subtext of this movie was somewhat redeeming; a commentary not just on racism and discrimination as many have framed this film to be, instead, an exploration of an encroaching and unneeded focus on said themes that seems especially prevalent in the modern day. 
So, all in all, Get Out was an ok watch, but ultimately a mediocre film I don't see myself seeking out and viewing again.

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