Thursday, March 2, 2017


     The highly anticipated horror film from the mind of Jordan Peele. Peele having gained some recognition over the past few years for his sketch comedy show Key & Peele, alongside Keegan-Micheal Key. The two specialized in obnoxious dry humor, that often offers social commentary. Upon finding out about a racially driven psychological thriller created by this particular comedian, viewers anticipated they were in for quite the roller coaster.

     The film is the combination of a romantic-comedy, a comedy, and a thriller, with a whole lot of social commentary. Basically all White people are racist and Jordan wants us to know. It is refreshing that Peele's humor is not lost in this film, there are sly remarks that will make you laugh and roll your eyes at the same time. The pacing was very easy to follow and the plot became predicable about halfway through, yet predicable in a comfortable way; there are only a few minor surprises and no real plot twist. The fact that every element represents racism in America today is remarkable. It is quite subtle and that might be the scary part. However, the film is not as "psychologically thrilling" as the trailer leads viewers to believe. There is not much to interpret, no mind-fucking here. The message is very direct and upfront, entertaining and easily digestible; very easy to reach all audiences. It is very difficult to argue with this film or find anything wrong, although people have already begun.

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