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Film: Get Out

Postby the finger genius on Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:15 am

Saw this yesterday morning and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Writing was great, acting was great, everything was fucking excellent.

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I especially loved how you're expecting it to be about these shitty white people trying to make black people more like them, and then bang! it turns out their motivation is even shittier (I think - although the first thought is still shitty.)
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Re: Film: Get Out

Postby the finger genius on Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:25 am

who had the balls to vote crap and write nothing?
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Re: Film: Get Out

Postby Teacher's Pet on Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:13 am

I keep wondering if the title of this movie is based on the old Eddie Murphy bit about how black people would never stick around in a Poltergeist type of house. "G E T O U T ."
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Re: Film: Get Out

Postby Boombats on Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:06 pm

Teacher's Pet wrote:I keep wondering if the title of this movie is based on the old Eddie Murphy bit about how black people would never stick around in a Poltergeist type of house. "G E T O U T ."

I wondered the same thing!

I don't give a shit about most new releases but I think I'm gonna go see this in theater.
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Re: Film: Get Out

Postby Redline on Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:21 pm

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Re: Film: Get Out

Postby Johnny C on Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:27 am

Good but not great. I had high expectations based on how effective the trailer was and how effusive critical praise had been. The premise is also simple and brilliant.

Movie didn't really meet it for me. The last act hits all the right notes but the rest of the film is pretty uneven. I think in the intervening hours I've figured out that while it's been sold as a movie of slow dread, the first hour and change are kind of just poorly paced. Not a whole lot happens and what does happen is telegraphed - and not in a way where it feels merciless and inexorable (like the other movies that've been the big first-quarter horror movie drop in the last couple of years, It Follows and The VVitch) but in a way that feels a little bit obvious or predictable. I actually think the big revelations toward the end were things I'd figured out by the halfway mark of the movie or earlier.

I was also a little disappointed at how bland a lot of it was. The opening scene is stylish and tense, the climax is shot with tremendous confidence and an eye for detail, and a couple of otherwise quiet scenes in the middle were shot in a moody, claustrophobic manner I found highly effective, especially because they didn't rely on kind of rote sound cues to signal that this was a scene you should find scary. The rest of it gets by more on the script and on the performances than on any kind of consistent atmosphere, which isn't too big of a knock since the writing and especially the performances are excellent.

Apparently Peele has a couple more, like, social commentary genre films in the tank. Hopefully now that he's put one movie with flashes of brilliance together he can tighten up the loose screws for the next one.

Also, again, can't stress enough that however lukewarm I seem about the rest of the movie, the last act - pretty much from the moment of the major revelation forward - is absolutely fantastic.
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Re: Film: Get Out

Postby Tommy Alpha on Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:29 am

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I saw it last night and I'd completely disagree! I thought the pacing was fantastic- even when it was slow, it ticked along at great speed. It was very lean and it was very aware of what it was telegraphing. Everything that was set up paid off- lots of visual storytelling- (ZPOILORRZ deer/hit and run/mom/trophy buck/ black people as trophies/ trophy used to kill by 'trophy')). Yeah, I know it wasn't exactly subtle, but it's at a much more sophisticated level than standard Hollywood fare and its genre cinema as social satire, not Ibsen. It's not as if Dawn of the Dead was exactly subtle.

The sunken place looked amazing and the bit where the maid was 'short circuiting'- where the conscious mind from the sunken place was fighting through the imposed white conscious mind was some flat-out phenomenal acting.
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Re: Film: Get Out

Postby fedaykin13 on Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:57 am

Tommy Alpha wrote:
The sunken place looked.


It was the sound that did it for me the first time down. Really made me squirm.

Not crap.

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wish this had a different trailer
I think it is great but I was expecting
a lot more weirdness. Or maybe the fact I expected any at all hurt it slightly.

The turn it takes towards the sci/fi would have been great if totally unexpected.
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Re: Film: Get Out

Postby Major on Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:31 pm

Pretty much feel like the rest of you. The acting was great, story was interesting but I was definitely hoping for/expecting something a little more WTF.

I wish the last act was an hour, because it was goddamn beautiful all around.
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Re: Film: Get Out

Postby Dr Tony Balls on Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:20 pm

Tight goddamn film.
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Re: Film: Get Out

Postby Tommy on Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:31 pm

Johnny C wrote:Good but not great. I had high expectations based on how effective the trailer was and how effusive critical praise had been. The premise is also simple and brilliant.

Movie didn't really meet it for me. The last act hits all the right notes but the rest of the film is pretty uneven... Also, again, can't stress enough that however lukewarm I seem about the rest of the movie, the last act - pretty much from the moment of the major revelation forward - is absolutely fantastic.


This pretty much sums it up for me, except I'm more lukewarm about the last act. I'll still give it a Not Crap.

I liked the movie, but didn't think it was great. It kinda sucked at horror (couple of good jump scares) and it was okay at comedy. Pacing SUCKED. I can't really think of anything else like it though. So it's got that going for it. Pretty disappointed actually. In the same way I was disappointed with Cabin in the Woods (which in retrospect I think was better than this film). Closest other analogs I can think of are that I enjoyed It Follows and Green Room both waaaaaay more.
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Re: Film: Get Out

Postby bumble on Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:47 pm

I was expecting horror, and was surprised that it wasn't. Pleasantly, so. It was more like The Twilight Zone than The Shining, and the better for it.

I was really impressed with the acting, a little bit disappointed the BIG REVEAL wasn't a bit more subtle (but not terribly disappointed), and thought overall it was tighter than your mom.

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Re: Film: Get Out

Postby Tommy Alpha on Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:51 am

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Re: Film: Get Out

Postby rayword45 on Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:22 am

The comedy in the movie was good, the horror was shit. NOT CRAP but I'm pretty annoyed by all the people claiming this movie is the new bible or some shit just because the moral is "fuck white people" like that hasn't been popular before this movie.
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Re: Film: Get Out

Postby enframed on Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:06 am

bumble wrote:I was expecting horror, and was surprised that it wasn't. Pleasantly, so. It was more like The Twilight Zone than The Shining, and the better for it.

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Re: Film: Get Out

Postby Redline on Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:09 pm

The director already won a Best Director award because of Get Out.

Is his mom Lucinda Williams the singer or a woman named Lucinda Williams..?
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Re: Film: Get Out

Postby Janeway on Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:53 am

omg his mom is lucinda williams? get out!
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Re: Film: Get Out

Postby Redline on Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:29 am

I changed the lock on my front door, get out!
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Re: Film: Get Out

Postby ldopa_chicago on Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:45 pm

Loved it. I thought the pacing was excellent. I agree that calling it a horror movie is misleading, but that's fine by me. It's really more of a psychological thriller.

Also, it's seriously funny at times.
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Re: Film: Get Out

Postby noise&light on Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:54 pm

ldopa_chicago wrote:Loved it. I thought the pacing was excellent. I agree that calling it a horror movie is misleading, but that's fine by me. It's really more of a psychological thriller.

Also, it's seriously funny at times.


I think that the horror moniker is what's making people not like it. It sets up different expectations. Psychological thriller is right on the money. I think that Get Out has much more in common with The Stepford Wives (described as a satirical thriller by Wikipedia) than It Follows.

So much fun, tho! And the comic relief moments really worked!
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