‘Get Out’s’ rave reviews are surprising for such a lackluster film.

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Get Out tells the story of a young African-American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s mysterious family estate.

I saw this film at a special advance screening and it was a film that I was really excited to see, despite not being the biggest fan of any type of horror. Thankfully, Get Out turned out to be nothing of a horror whatsoever. It wasn’t ‘scary’ at all. Creepy, sure, but definitely lacking in any ‘scariness’ or ‘disgust’ that horror might provide and lacking all of the thriller aspects that the trailer hinted at.

The acting was mediocre at best and the silliness of the film altogether killed it completely. And a major reason why the acting was so poor because there was little to nothing to work with. The entire film was a stupid blur.

In essence, the story was strangely bizarre — it starts out like you may expect of a horror film in a couple heading out to stay in a home in the middle of nowhere with disastrous consequences. However, things don’t exactly turn out how they seem or how you expect. This could be a good thing but for Get Out, it was strange beyond belief.

At its core, the film is about a family of wealthy white people that seduce and hypnotise black men so that they can forcefully brain-swap their victims in order to gain the physical attributes of black men and essentially make them slaves for the white people.

Um, I’m sorry.

What?!

If this was a comedy instead of the horror it was so desperately trying to be, it might’ve turned out to be a completely different and maybe better film.

One of the biggest issues with Get Out is I don’t know what it was trying to be whatsoever. It was more of a miss than a hit at all. It was like it had no identity and wasn’t developed whatsoever. The apparent ‘mystery’ behind the film was lackluster and the ending boring. You could pretty much figure things out even before you reach the halfway mark.

I think the reason why this film received such good reviews is because of the apparent cultural, social, and racial aspects as it has been neglected, especially apparent in recent films and even more so in the horror genre. But once you look passed this, you can only see the film for what it is — an average, at best, film, though that’s putting it nicely. I’m glad I got free tickets for this film, especially now that I’ve seen the film, because I doubt that I would’ve paid the steep admission price.

Wait for it to come on television or on your preferred streaming site.

Film-O-Meter: 2/10.

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