This past Friday I was able to see a double feature at my local cinema. By the time the first movie was about to begin I had already: gotten myself, my husband, and my children fed and ready for school, registered my children for swim classes, and had a session with my therapist (all before 11am). I was ready to take a break, settle in, and watch Get Out followed by Logan.
Double features are the new norm for me on Friday mornings. What I have come to realize is, when people know you have gone to a double feature they always ask – which movie did you like better?
This is always a dreaded and difficult question for me because I don’t like to compare movies in this way. I like to discuss movies individually because I don’t feel it’s fair to the film and those involved in making it to compare them to another completely different film. But, nevertheless, people want to know your opinion on both and the easiest and simplest way for them to get that opinion is to ask you which one you liked better.
What I am about to tell you may ruffle your feathers but I liked Get Out more than Logan. This is saying a lot because I really enjoyed Logan for what it was – a beautiful conclusion to an X-Men character (my favorite X-Men character) that I have loved since the early 2000s. That being said, Get Out is a movie that makes you think and is one that will have you talking long after the final frame of the film. It is a movie that will be talked about in 10 years because of its social commentary and ability to guide the viewer to think they know what is happening and then pull the rug out from under them. Very few films have the ability to master their audiences and for that I think Get Out is one of the best horror films that I have seen in the last decade.