I’m one of the 17 Americans who still hasn’t seen Get Out. I want to, make no mistake, but it isn’t easy when you and your spouse are putting in full time hours all while raising two babies and a teenager. Time seems to get away from you, and some of the simple joys of life seem to melt away, under said circumstances.
While I haven’t seen the flick, therefore I don’t know what the picture’s ending looks like, I can obviously assume that it wraps on a brighter note than what you see here. That doesn’t bother me, and the alternate ending just intensifies the intrigue.
This little sliver of killer info made its way to the public after director Jordan Peele appeared on the Another Round Podcast to speak on the quick-start hit.
“There is an alternate ending in which the cops actually come at the end. He gets locked up and taken away for slaughtering an entire family of white people, and you know he’s never getting out, if he doesn’t get shot there on the spot.
“In the beginning when I was first making this movie, the idea was, ‘OK, we’re in this post-racial world, apparently.’ That was the whole idea. People were saying, ‘We’ve got Obama so racism is over; let’s not talk about it.’ That’s what the movie was meant to address. Like look, you recognize this interaction. These are all clues, if you don’t already know, that racism isn’t over. So the ending in that era was meant to say, look, ‘You think race isn’t an issue? Well at the end, we all know this is how this movie would end right here.’”
Peele continues, “It was very clear that the ending needed to transform into something that gives us a hero, that gives us an escape, gives us a positive feeling when we leave this movie. There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing the audience go crazy when Rod shows up.”
Oddly enough this just makes me want to see the movie more! Jordan Peele has always come across as a likeable, light-hearted guy. If he’s got a slick chiller on his hands, I want to support the man.
Get Out stars Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener.
A young African American man visits his European American girlfriend’s family estate where he learns that many of its residents, who are black, have gone missing, and he soon learns the horrible truth when another frantic African-American warns him to “get out”. He soon learns this is easier said than done.