This weekend at the movies, we have a Norse god on an adventure with his friend from work (Thor: Ragnarok, starring Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston), a subpar matriarchs yuletide (A Bad Moms Christmas, starring Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell), and a presidential biopic (LBJ, starring Woody Harrelson and Jennifer Jason Leigh). What are the critics saying?
Rhe classics are almost always about more visceral thrills, and with Get Out the first time feature director Jordan Peele offers a reminder of the genre’s versatility. Inverting suburban horror tropes, the storyline finds a young black man (Daniel Kaluuya) meeting his white girlfriend’s (Allison Williams) parents for the first time – a visit that starts with all the awkward tension you’d spect before taking a more sinister turn. The reviews says Peele’s pulled off an audacious debut here, bleeding horror and comedy in service of a storyline whose scary elements are just one layer of intelligent, timely look at modern American race relations.
“The sheer dexterity is overwhelming and only the sternest viewer will be able to resist the onslaught of such thoroughly marketed magic.”