I never intended to jump on the Get Out bandwagon. For one thing, I don’t typically review new releases. Second, when it came out, the immediate and overwhelming praise also made me leery. Call me a contrarian, but I have a long history of being disappointed by movies that met with widespread acclaim.
The Strangers and The Blair Witch Project leap to mind.
True, when I first saw the preview back in October, I couldn’t wait. But I also know I’m a total sucker for previews. Still, if David Edelstein can get on NPR and say, “Get Out really is Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner meets The Stepford Wives,” well, I’m all in.
Still, I’ve heard a lot of that. Jordan Peele acknowledges as much. One connection I haven’t seen mentioned is George S. Schuyler’s Harlem Renaissance novel, Black No More. Continue Reading