Finally got around to seeing Get Out, and it was great. It's very well made.
I think I disagree with both most of the people who loved the film and the people who hated it. There was a lot of backlash against the Golden Globes for categorizing it as a comedy since most people see it as more of a horror film, but I was laughing throughout (although, the only movies that scare me now days are those made by David Lynch). I laughed at many parts for which I am slightly uncertain if Peele had comedic intentions (for example: when Chris meets Logan at the get-together, I thought it was hysterical seeing Chris’ reaction to the way Logan composed himself and was dressed; Chris’ reaction was quite exaggerated for such an innocuous encounter, and the way the movie treated Logan shaking Chris’ fist as such a severe transgression, I thought was hilarious). Additionally, I don’t see the validity in many of the social issue themes that some viewers are putting on the film. For example, (from what I have heard/read before seeing the film) some have said Get Out is a commentary on cultural appropriation, an interpretation I do not see fit. Also, Peele has explained the film in certain terms that are disagreeable with my 51% comedy/49% thriller viewing of the his work, so I am planning to stay away from discussion about this particular film.
And I take back all my comments about modern film editing. Get Out is near-perfectly edited. But I still think it is an immensely important aspect of filmmaking often ignored in criticism today; exemplary editing is almost always mentioned, but poor editing is never properly weighed.