NOPE (2022) Reviews of Jordan Peele’s sci-fi movie

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‘A new terror from the mind of academy award winner Jordan Peele

Nope is a 2022 American science fiction film about residents in a gulch of inland California who witness an uncanny and chilling discovery.

Written, directed and co-produced by Jordan Peele (Us; Get Out). The other co-producer is Ian Cooper.

The movie is the first collaboration between Peele and cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema, best known for filming Christopher Nolan’s Tenet; Dunkirk and Interstellar,

The movie stars Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Keke Palmer, Brandon Perea, Michael Wincott, Steven Yeun, Wrenn Schmidt, Michael Busch, Keith David, Donna Mills, Barbie Ferreira, Devon Graye and Oz Perkins.

After random objects falling from the sky result in the death of their father, ranch-owning siblings OJ and Emerald Haywood attempt to capture video evidence of an unidentified flying object with the help of tech salesman Angel Torres and documentarian Antlers Holst.

Nope was officially announced as an untitled on November 9, 2020, with Peele writing, directing, and producing. He said, “I wrote it in a time when we were a little bit worried about the future of cinema. So the first thing I knew is I wanted to create a spectacle. I wanted to create something that the audience would have to come see.”

Peele cited King Kong and Jurassic Park, movies about humanity’s addiction to spectacle, along with Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Signs, and The Wizard of Oz as influences in his writing. He explained his decision to include a major focus on clouds in the film, “The beauty of the sky is enthralling — the first movies, in a way. Every now and then you’ll see a cloud that sits alone and is too low, and it gives me this vertigo and this sense of Presence with a capital P. I can’t describe it, but I knew if I could bottle that and put it into a horror movie, it might change the way people look at the sky.”

Release date:
The third feature film from the acclaimed director of Get Out and Us will be released on July 22, 2022, and will also receive an IMAX release.


Box office:
In the United States and Canada, the film is projected to gross $45–65 million from 3,700 movie houses in its opening weekend.

“We tried to make a big summer blockbuster that you can enjoy whatever you want,” Peele told Variety’s Angelique Jackson at the film’s premiere. “You want to go in and just smoke a big blunt and talk with a friend about societal issues, you can do that. If you want to come and just relax and get away from it all and see Keke Palmer in the midst of a UFO, then that’s what we got for you.”

“On the surface, it’s an accessible, straightforward sci-fi horror movie that nails its humor as much as it elicits gasps. Below is a darker examination of media and those it abused and left behind. Peele effectively captures the scope and spectacle of a summer blockbuster, packing it with chill-inducing moments, gasp-worthy thrills, and endless endearing characters.” 4 out of 5, Bloody Disgusting

“While Nope might not be as overt in its messaging as Get Out or Us, Peele explores ideas about the beauty of filmmaking and practical effects, trauma, and how Hollywood can easily dispose of its artists. But Peele does all this with a subtlety that he’s never shown at this level before, making these elements essential to the story, but without being too overt with the point he’s trying to make.” Collider

Nope mostly delivers in terms of big-screen spectacle, visual oomph, creative sound mixes and overdue iconography. […] Nope is worth seeing at least once, both for what it offers and because it’s an ambitious swing from a singular filmmaker who has earned a mulligan or two.” Forbes

“There are plenty of bold and riveting images in Nope; bizarre dreamlike iterations. Kaluuya and Palmer have, singly, a cool self-possession and address to the camera, but no really compelling chemistry as siblings or anything else. There is something clotted and heavy about this film, with sadly not enough of the humour for which Peele justly became celebrated in his double-act days with Keegan-Michael Key.” 2 out of 5, The Guardian

“For a while, Peele seems like he’s got something interesting going. A Black brother and sister starring in a western with a UFO theme feels Tarantino-esque, with a touch of “Blazing Saddles” meets “Close Encounters.” But Peele has enough of his own imprint with the horror elements: the sound, cinematography, and production are impeccable and distinct.” Showbiz 411

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