I’ve seen Get Out a few different times, and each time I notice another piece of symbolism within the movie. Jordan Peele did an amazing job of making the characters so close to real life that it feels like it is taking place in our current world. He masterfully highlights white people’s favorite microaggressions to use, where I want to cringe every time a white person opens their mouth.
Everytime I watch the movie I kind of forget how the movie ends, so when the cop car shows up I have to remind myself that it is his friend coming to save him. When I watched the alternative ending, I felt that it better captured the times that we are currently living in. Peele said that he wrote that ending during the Obama Presidency when people felt that they were living in a post-racial world. I feel that there are many people that want to believe that the Biden Presidency will bring about a similar mindset, and I would rather that white people watch this ending to jolt them out of that mental fog. After the re-popularisation of the BLM movement this summer, I think many people have felt complacent in their activism, and watching the alternative ending forces the viewer to confront the reality that racism is inherent in every system, rather than just in the individual agents.