Jinnistan wrote:Let me see what to do with my extra posts.
I also saw Get Out recently which was very enjoyable. A lot of great, awkward humor in the first half and Daniel Kaluuya is impressive. I have to admit that I was hoping for a more surprising twist, and that in addition to being somewhat predictable in its second half, the film also chooses chaos over suspense for it's third act climax. Thankfully, Lil Rel Howery steals the movie right on time.
Personally, I felt Get Out
had a 3rd act that was actually a lot stronger
than most of what had come before, starting from the point when
Anyway, I felt the 3rd act finally delivered on all the gory, over-the-top, Horror thrills the film had mostly been holding back on beforehand, without also just devolving into mindless bloodletting, as the visceral horrors were happening side-by-side onscreen at the same time as the intriguing new story details are developing, sharing space with them and adding a new dimension to the overall experience.
That being said, however, overall I'd still have to say it was a mild disappointment; the first 2 acts weren't bad or anything, but they were inconsistently engaging, as they were mostly just a series of moments of people acting vaguely creepy that weren't nearly scary or intriguing enough to gets its hooks in me fully. Even if you hadn't seen any promotional material for the film beforehand, it's immediately apparent that something's up with this neighborhood, so the trick is to make the hinting at that dark secret early on compelling to watch, while putting off the more concrete plot developments for later. Sadly, I just don't feel Peele's directorial style was vivid enough in any way to make all these low-key scenes of people mostly just talking to one another come "alive" in the way that they should have; it just lacked a lot of the creepy sort of atmosphere that would've made it much better. Still, certainly not a complete waste of a film on the whole though, and Peele does show a lot of unfulfilled potential as a director in general, so I'm definitely looking forward to his next project, and hoping he'll do better with that one.