It’s safe to say that most people wouldn’t have expected the feature directorial debut of noted sketch comedian Jordan Peele to be a fairly straightforward horror film, but that’s exactly what Peele gave the world with the recent Get Out. While there is certainly some humor included, Get Out gets more and more intense as the film progresses, eventually placing lead character Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) in a full-on life or death situation. Well, more precisely, life or a fate worse than death.
Boosted by nearly uniformly positive critical reviews, Get Out proceeded to win over audiences big time, with many reports suggesting that the film’s potentially controversial racially-charged horror scenario actually worked much more in its favor than to its detriment with moviegoers. While things ended up somewhat happily for poor Chris after his weekend of terror, Peele has since revealed that at one point, the film would have ended much more sadly. One can only imagine how dark the story would have gotten if the below scenario were real.
Funny or Die has released a recut version of the Get Out trailer that presents President Donald Trump and his family as the villains of the piece, using actual footage of the Trumps to lend their edited interactions with Chris a sinister context. In the Rose (Allison Williams) role of Chris’ girlfriend is Donald’s daughter Ivanka, with sons Eric and Donald Jr., as well as first lady Melania making memorable appearances. Check out the full video up top.
Considering how starkly divided the political sides are in America today, it’s easy to imagine that those on the liberal side of the fence will probably find the above video hilarious, and those who support President Trump’s policies will probably find it less than amusing. Still, having a laugh at the expense of the president — as well as political leaders in general — is a long-held tradition in the U.S., regardless of what party happens to occupy the White House at any given time, and is a right not all countries enjoy.
Plus, from a purely technical standpoint, the above video is quite well edited, and does a great job of blending the Trump footage in with footage from Peele’s film. Fans also get to see that weird deer skeleton creature from Get Out’s trailers again, which disappointed some by not making it into the final cut of the film. Also, keep an eye out for arguably the funniest part of the video, a wacky cameo from Kanye West.
Source: Funny or Die