“Nope” is Jordan Peele’s third and most recent horror. This 2022 horror stars Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Keke Palmer (Hustlers), Brandon Perea (The OA), Michael Wincott (What Just Happened), and Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead).
A brother and sister who are taking care of their late dad’s ranch witness something unexplainable. Now they’re determined to bring proof of the impossible.
Jordan Peele is a horror genius and may go down as the greatest horror director of all time. “Get Out” is mind blowing, did he set the bar so high on that one that the rest seem to lack in comparison? Maybe, maybe not. So “Nope” definitely has some pros and cons, it isn’t like his other two films. Let’s get into the cons first. One it’s slower than his other two. It’s over two hours long, and honestly not a lot of creepy things going on here. It doesn’t drag but it doesn’t keep you on the edge of your seat either. Two and this is a big one, the alien. The alien looks bad, really bad, it looks like a weather balloon. One thing about Jordan Peele though is everything in his movies have a meaning, every little detail, even ones you don’t notice. He is notorious for Easter eggs in his movies. So maybe, the alien looked like that on purpose for some reason, but I thought it just looked terrible.
Let’s look at the pros. One the writing is brilliant, like I stated before it’s not like his others. This is his “Jaws”. Instead of hunting a great white in the ocean, they’re hunting a much bigger, and deadlier predator in the skies. Kudos to Peele for branching out. Two the acting is fantastic, I love Kaluuya, he’s great in everything he does. So, with all this factored in I don’t think it’s as good as his other two, he doesn’t have the creepiness factor, but it’s still a good story and movie. I give it a 7/10.