Nope is out of this world



Nope is a 2022 Horror/Sci-fi film by director Jordan Peele. It is Peele’s take on an alien abduction story with an amazing twist you just have to see to believe. It’s less serious than Peele’s previous outings with Get out and US. Although great, his previous films haven’t sucked me into the world as Nope did. The film had me covering my eyes and almost bracing myself for what could happen next.

The cast is absolutely amazing with highlights like Keke Palmer, Daniel Kaluuya, and Brandon Perea absolutely stealing the show. You can tell in interviews everyone is excited to be a part of the film and that comes through in their performances. If it weren’t for these actors’ skills, this movie would be significantly less immersive and enjoyable. They are what makes this movie stick with you and had me thinking about the characters long after I saw it.

Nope’s sound design is amazing and should be seen in an XD theater to really get the full experience. You would hear a sound and know exactly what was about to happen. Although it was a bit too loud at times. And the soundtrack by Michael Ables is amazing and fits the movie so well it made scenes more tense and exciting.  

 Despite how great Nope is, it’s not without its faults. The film felt long at times with stretches that made me wish they would get back to the action. It also suffers from the classic horror trope of people doing stupid things that make absolutely no sense. Also, it can be a little fast-paced at times especially at the beginning with it not letting you absorb some of the opening scenes.

 The film along with Peele’s previous outing has a message that could mean different things to different people. For me, it was about how people will exploit their trauma and the trauma of others for money and fame. Steven Yuen’s character Jupiter, owner of Jupiter’s claim, is the prime example of this, as he uses people’s deaths to show how low he’ll go for some money. which shows how Hollywood can exploit suffering people to make money with little regard to how they feel. 

Overall, this movie is the most fun I’ve had in theaters in years. It easily is Peele’s best outing, trumping Us and Get Out. It proves Peele will have a place in Hollywood for years to come and if this doesn’t convince you, I don’t know what will. This movie is a masterpiece and an absolute must-see, even if you don’t like horror movies. It’s an easy 10/10.