Aoyama Yuuga’s family used to be poor. His obsession with luxury items stems from his days in poverty. He became insecure about his family’s financial situation and vowed to never live like that again.
Ashido Mina spends hours following daily twitter drama before bed every night.
Asui Tsuyu loves learning random things. She loves watching documentaries and used to collect Snapple caps.
Iida Tenya cries at every ASPCA Sarah McLachlan commercial.
Uraraka Ochako has a thing for “forbidden love” tropes, and has fantasized about falling in love with a villain.
Ojiro Mashirao is the person who makes plans with someone and then fakes on them consistently.
Kaminari Denki’s instagram game is strong as fuck. He is a really trendy dude and takes beautiful scenery pics, gaining him a lot of followers.
Kirishima Eijiro wears socks and sandals. The epitome of a fashion disaster.
Kouda Kouji follows zodiac horoscopes.
Satou Rikidou considers to Bakugou to be his culinary rival.
Shouji Mezou loveswatching/listening to asmr videos on youtube.
Jirou Kyoka claims to hate musicals but knows all the words to every song from Hamilton.
Sero Hanta is that guy who posts blurry as fuck snapchats that are all 10 seconds long.
Tokoyami Fumikage def has a tumblr and follows aesthetic blogs. Is also that person who says, “I was born in the wrong generation.”
Todoroki Shouto is the original sassmaster-3000™ and is oddly content 24/7.
Hagakure Tooru can make herself visible. She is actually extremely shy, but feels more confident when she is invisible so she remains that way.
Bakugou Katsuki is a nerd. He loves talking about conspiracy theories and regularly posts on /r/conspiracy. Actually writes thought-provoking responses.
Midoriya Izuku collects Air Jordan shoes, but hardly ever wears them cause he doesn’t want to ruin them.
Mineta Minoru sells bootleg DVDs at street corners.
Yaoyorozu Momo always gets talked into buying things from kiosks at the mall.
The trailer for Jordan Peele’s directorial debut collectively hit us all like a bolt from the blue. It teased bizarre visuals and genuine thrills amidst a racially charged story, and with Peele’s name attached, it was difficult for some to understand if Get Out was going to be bona fide horror or a clever parody. Fortunately, the end result is a combination of both, resulting in one of the most heart-pounding satires in the past twenty years.
The story follows Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), who has been invited to his girlfriend’s parents’ house for the weekend. The conflict stems from the fact that Chris is African-American, while his girlfriend (along with her entire family) is white. Chris understands and accepts how awkward the weekend will be, but upon meeting the Armitage family, quickly realizes that something downright bizarre is happening on their property. He does meet other black people in the community, but there’s something just off about them. As Chris’s paranoia continues to build, he eventually discovers the twisted truth behind the Armitage family.
To give anything else away would be to spoil some of the greatest moments of the film, but rest assured, this is far from a simple “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner-esque” film about racism. The twist behind what’s happening to the black people the Armitage’s collect is both ridiculous, hilarious, horrifying, and ingenious. It’s a kind of racism that has never really been addressed on-screen before, and I thought it was both brave and intelligent to confront its absurdity in these politically-divisive times. It addresses the white community’s respect for the African-American community as well as its continued - albeit subconscious - desire to remain on top and control. If I had to narrow it down to one word, I’d go with a bolded and italicized “clever.”
Kaluuya delivers his lines with a type of world-weariness that makes the conflicts work. His discomfort being surrounded by white people who think they know how to talk to him is palpable, but what else can he do but smile, nod, and keep his head down? He’s accepted that this is how it is to be the only black man in a white crowd, especially during some of the on-screen conversations that will have you squirming uncomfortably in your seat.
The Armitage family is remarkable at delivering lines in suspicious-yet-innocent ways. Bradley Whitford portrays the patriarch of the Armitage family with such out-of-touch likability that it’s almost difficult to imagine him as anything but a bear-hugging old goof. It’s Catherine Keener’s eerie turn as the mother/hypnotist of the Armitage clan that delivers the most chills. Her piercing stare, her quiet threats, and her consistently calm demeanor pins her as the most sinister character in the film. Allison Williams (who plays Chris’s girlfriend, Rose) delivers a layered performance riddled with red herrings and impressive character moments in her own right, and Lil Rel Howery provides sometimes hilarious/sometimes forced comedic humor as Chris’s paranoid TSA friend.
The real star of the film is sitting in the director’s chair. Jordan Peele directs this story with an eye that most thriller directors wish they had. His emphasis on sound motifs and claustrophobic close-ups, in particular, make this an absolute stand-out of a film. The imagery is frightening and awe-inspiring (or, in the case of the stellar hypnosis scene, both at once).
Walking into this film, I had assumed it was going to be a straight horror movie. Instead, Get Out walks a tightrope between genuine suspense and intelligent comedy. Because of this, the script isn’t as brave as material such as this could’ve been, but the scares that were present were remarkably effective. The comedy doesn’t stem from jokes or gags, but the lunacy of the third act, which still manages to deliver some authentic thrills and jumps.
If anything, Get Out is a feature-length Key and Peele sketch played straight, and I say that as the highest compliment possible. The script is tight and purposefully uncomfortable, the visuals are nothing short of brilliant, and the direction has all the signs of a bold new voice in Hollywood. If anything, Get Out should excite you because, as fun and intelligent and well-crafted as it is, Jordan Peele is only getting started.