Jordan Peele’s latest film, NOPE, is finally in theaters. What’s intriguing about this film is that nobody actually knows what it is about. Is it aliens? Is it ghosts? What the heck is happening here? One thing for sure is that when we see something crazy going on, we’ll definitely say “Nope” and go the other way.
Leading up to the film’s release, various new trailers were dropped to give a little bit more background on what this movie is. It gave off vibes that there would be some sort of alien encounter but even in the trailers they say this movie isn’t what you think it is. If you know Jordan Peele, you already know he likes to play mind games with his films. I just finished watching the film and I’ll try my best to explain my thoughts about it without spoiling it.
Initially… If you google the movie, you won’t find much info that actually explains what is happening. On google this is what it reads in the film’s description, “Caretakers at a California horse ranch encounter a mysterious force that affects human and animal behaviour.” I’m not gonna spoil the film but I’m just gonna say that description is a bit meh. Fitting but very meh.
When they say that this film is not what you think it is based off the trailer, believe them! Personally, I would’ve named this film WTF because that’s what I kept saying over and over while watching it. Once again, I don’t want to spoil it so I’m not going to say if it is or isn’t in that horror genre but there will definitely be a ton of horror trailers before the film begins since it’s presumed to be a scary experience.
Overall, the movie is very action packed. I might go watch it again just to grasp the confusing concepts that I missed the first go round. Usually with Jordan Peele’s films, you have to watch them 2 or 3 times to completely catch what’s going on and this one isn’t much different. I don’t know if I would consider it record breaking just yet but it’s definitely worth checking out. Some of the scenes are definitely award worthy visually, this film was made for the big screen.
Keke Palmer and Daniel Kaluuya did an amazing job! Their characters were so authentic and made you feel like you would want to know them in real life. Just as he did in “Get Out,” Daniel Kaluuya does not disappoint with the still shot cinematics.
‘Nope’ is Terry McFly Approved! Being that it’s filmed in a particular style, I would say definitely try to see it in theaters instead of waiting to see it on demand. I need to see this in IMAX! There is nothing after the credits for all you comic book movie watchers out there. However, there is some sort of still image ad at the very end that I think will have a deeper meaning later. For the sake of being spoiler-free, I won’t go into detail about that ad.