Is Jordan Peele’s Nope Film a Yup or a Nope? | No Spoiler Review Wednesday 20 July, 2022

I got a chance to see one of the most anticipated films of this Summer, Jordan Peele’s NOPE.

They say three time is charm as this is Peele’s third film. So much buzz around this movie and many people have no idea what to expect. I’m not going to sugarcoat with you, this is my review of the film.


Synopsis:
The film reunites Peele with Oscar® winner Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Judas and the Black Messiah), who is joined by Keke Palmer (Hustlers, Alice) and Oscar® nominee Steven Yeun (Minari, Okja) as residents in a lonely gulch of inland California who bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery.

My Review:

I am going to keep it realistic with you all. If you are looking to be scared and terrified, this will disappoint you. I think Jordan Peele has set a new American standard on modern horror and it has been set so high, I think he purposely sends you a curveball with this film. 

This isn’t a horror film, it’s a sci-fi  Western that is made to be blockbuster. This is the summer blockbuster film curated to get you to go to the theaters. Let’s face it this pandemic has made us not want to go to the movies, but this film is going to make you curious enough to go and see it – and you should!

THE YAYS

I will say to see this film because you watch this in IMAX is the only way to absorb everything that is going on. Jordan Peele definitely went all out with the Cinematography and the sound quality, so you will get a true movie experience that I feel has been missing over the last few pandemic years. You will not get the same experience streaming – let me assure you of this. Peele’s decision to film their with IMAX cameras made seeing this film worth wild.

I love that Jordan Peele brought back Daniel Kaluuya, but the irony it’s Keke Palmer’s character that steals the show. I’m just so proud of her work ethic and range and she really became the main character of this film. Lot of energy from her and she is the film’s comedic relief. KeKe really made this film enjoyable.

Diversity! Jordan Peele is the one who had brought extreme diversity into the horror genre. I am so happy he is continuing that trope we should expect in his films with black people and anyone of color being on the forefront of the film.

We understand that Daniel Kaluuya & Keke Palmer are the main characters as black actors, but Peele brings in Steven Yeun & Brandoh Perea as Asian and Hispanic representation in the horror genre as well. I also love as you see this diversity, it’s not in your face. GET OUT was more of a social commentary on race, but you won’t get this in NOPE.

This was a rollercoaster ride. I will say emotions were everywhere. You truly didn’t know what to expect scene by scene, so it made it interesting to watch. I am saying it feels like a rollercoaster ride, because it helps for the cross promoting of the new Universal Studio attraction “Jupiter’s Claim” that will be at the park soon.

Starting July 22, 2022, Universal Studios Hollywood guests will be able to see the original Jupiter’s Claim set from Jordan Peele’s new horror movie “Nope” during the park’s world-famous Studio Tour.

His homage to MadTV is a great Easter egg I will share to give you something to look forward to. Peele loves a good Easter Egg in his film.

THE NOPES

Let me answer the question that you all really want to know. Is this a horror film? NOPE!! I desired a horror film. I craved it. I expected a really chilling and thrilling horror that I got from GET OUT and US. I was on the edge of my seat on those films.

I had whole breakdowns for the movie US and my video review for US truly got the convo going. I am used to Peele making us deep think about films, and I think this one was just blatant. You don’t have to deep think about to much, what you see is what you are getting. I like think pieces Jordan!

Those films had me second guessing life. This just had me seconding guessing why this was considered a horror. I swear this is why he called the film Nope…is this scary…NOPE!

This is definitely Peele going for more of a commercial blockbuster sci-fi. This is giving me so much Spielberg energy. This is giving me Jaws and E.T. both are Universal Studio films and now NOPE is in that spectrum. I think he should of lead it like that, but he knew we were all expecting horror so the purposely misleading of the audience is really off putting.

N.O.P.E (Not Of Planet Earth) theory is what really is getting people. The American UFO mystery is heavily themed in this film of course, but disappointed in the actual un-identifier flying object. I’m not going to ruin it, but again against the grain of whatever you are assuming throw it out the window.

Some of the storyline didn’t make any sense. Certain animals made sense in the film and another animal didnt. Certain characters could of been left out of the film and it wouldn’t of made a difference. That’s all I am going to say. I think Jordan did the opposite of what everyone expect for shock value. I can appreciate it, but again it might piss some people off.

My opinion is to go see it and support Jordan. It may not be what you expect all at, but it’s still a ride.

Is this film similar to GET OUT? NOPE! Is it similar to US? NOPE. I think that’s the point, you won’t be able to compare this film to his previous ones. You won’t be scared but it’s still entertaining.

See it in IMAX and come back and leave me a comment of your HONEST opinion of the film! 

#NOPEFILM is in theaters on July 22nd

What are your expectations for the film?

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