{Vemödalen} Get Out

Get Out (2017)

director: Jordan Peele

writer: Jordan Peele

cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Kenner, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Marcus Henderson, Betty Gabriel, Lakeith Stanfield, Stephen Root, Lil Rel Howery

I'm really late on seeing this movie, I know. Honestly, being in a movie theater can take a lot of energy for me and sets me back pretty good as far as cognitive fatigue. I don't get out to see movies as much as I did before the brain injury. This is definitely a movie I wish I had seen in a theater full of people. Those are my favourite horror movies.

What really surprised me about this movie was how it genuinely triggered my PTSD. By the end of the movie, I was sweating, my heart was racing, I was having a difficult time breathing, it was an honest PTSD response that I haven't had in awhile. Usually, if a movie is going to trigger that, it'll be a rape scene. The minute they got to the girlfriend's family's house and the mom had that off demeanor, that tightness in my chest started. The minute the carrot cake came out at dinner, I would have walked myself home if I were Chris. Carrot Cake is a clear indicator that something is up, in my book.

Of course, my favourite part of the entire movie is Chris's friend, Rod. Because I am that friend. Also, I just don't trust people, let's be honest. Like, if you're my friend and you're going out of town to meet a SO's family and you're not the one driving, I'm going to be suspicious and I will probably go find you if I haven't heard from you in a day.

The only part of the movie I didn't really understand is why they made the grandparents "The Help" after they went through the procedure. Sure, there's a bunch of stuff that happens were the viewer is like yelling at the protagonist that it's a clear indication they need to run away, but the reasons Chris doesn't make sense. Having Grandma and Grandpa be the housekeeper and the groundskeeper really made me curious about the Armitage family dynamics. Like, I want to know what was going on with that. Also, that brother was a weirdo. Seriously.

Even though I did have that PTSD response during the movie, I really enjoyed this movie. I thought it was fun and it had good horror elements at the same time. Like I said, those are the type of horror movies you want to see with a crowd because everyone is just absorbed by the movie and say things out loud that everyone else in the audience wants to say out loud.