The 'Get Out' Challenge Is Hilarious & Harder Than It Looks
Say goodbye to the Mannequin Challenge, because there's officially a new viral trend sweeping the internet. Inspired by Jordan Peele's searing horror-comedy, Get Out, Twitter users have been re-creating a scene from the recent blockbuster and sharing their results online. Turns out the moment is harder to pull off than it looks, because the ensuing Get Out challenge videos are hilariously, well, challenging.
But first, some context. In the film, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a black man, travels to his white girlfriend's family estate to meet her parents for the first time. While there, he ducks outside for a smoke, where he runs into the family's handyman, Walter (Marcus Henderson) — literally. The guy comes sprinting directly toward him, only to make an abrupt right angle turn just before colliding with Chris (and the camera). And thus, the Get Out challenge was born, featuring people trying their best to make the same sharp turn.
The movie, of course, is a lot more nuanced than that single moment, taking a timely, satirical look at race relations in America. Still, you have to admit it's damn entertaining to watch people attempt the scene without wiping out. Before you try it yourself, you may want to see how other people have fared (hint: it's not great).
Some People Seemed Born For This
Someone's been practicing.
Others...Not So Much
NBA Star Stephen Curry Found His New Entrance
I'd give it a 7/10.
This Guy Learned Hard Floors And Socks Don't Mix
Safety first, folks. Wear some shoes.
Another Guy Went Big
Some might say he "ran" with it.
And Others Just Weren't Up To The Task
He really "ran" out of steam (last one, I promise).
I feel like these should come with one of those "Don't try this at home" warnings, but I'll just leave you with this: don't fall.