‘Get Out’ Receives Raving Reviews On Opening Day

Published On February 25, 2017 | By patrice | The latest posts

BY: NISHA THOMAS

We have officially seen it all! There is a horror movie that actually shows a black man making it out alive. Ain’t God good?

“Get Out,” which is the directorial debut of Jordan Peele from MADtv, as well as Key & Peele, opened up nationally on February 24th to receive great reviews and high acclaims.

For Mr. Peele, this film in many ways is focused on paying homage to a genre that he appreciates, however, the message behind this new horror film has a far greater meaning.

He’d recently sat down with NBCBLK during his visit to Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga. where he was able to screen the film and discuss why it’s themes are so personal to him.

“I never thought this movie would get made,” he told Amber Payne, NBCBLK’s Managing Editor during a Talk Back with Morehouse students Wednesday afternoon. “Honestly! I have been on television for years and I still didn’t feel like this movie was possible.”

His motivation for sitting down and writing this movie was much more of a personal challenge that didn’t exist.

“It started out as a game to make me a better writer,” he said.

Peele draws upon some of the ingredients made iconic by some of the greats. There are clues and nods to films like “Halloween,” “The Shining,” “Silence of the Lambs,” even the “Stepford Wives.”

In the new film, Chris Washington (played by Daniel Kaluuva) is a photographer and only child whose mother was killed when he was young in a hit and run accident. He is on his way to meet the parents of his new white girlfriend, Rose Armitage (Allison Williams).

Her family present themselves as the stereotypical liberal bunch of well-to-do white folks that live in Upstate New York, however, they have a secret that is soon exposed.

“I would have voted for Obama for a third term,” Rose’s father, Dean (Bradley Whitford), tells Chris as he gives him a tour of their home.

Check out this clip of the interview below and tell us what you’re thinking:

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