With four Oscar nominations under its belt, Jordan Peele’s Get Out was one of the most widely discussed and highest grossing films of 2017, amassing $254.6 million at the box office. Widely praised for its depictions of race-relations in the U.S., the feature has now found itself at the mercy of an “honest trailer,” dissecting a few of the film’s plot lines.
Although many would argue that the film was a relatively honest portrayal of life in the States, there is still a lot to unpack in this interpretation. The narrator looks at how casting enlisted “white people’s favorite white people” to play the villains and why low budgeting meant the film had to plug the now-defunct Windows phone. In terms of the story, the video dives into the film’s mise en scene, explaining why the characters wore wigs or headwear and pointing out how the white people always drove black cars.
All jokes aside, the trailer can be easily boiled down to the following statement: “Forget serial killers, demons, and evil clowns, because a more terrifying, inescapable, unstoppable force is coming to get you: rich white people.”
For more on this, check out the honest trailer above.
In case you missed it, here’s the trailer for ‘Pacific Rim Uprising,’ starring John Boyega.
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