Nope…More like Yep!


Jordan Peele films tend to inspire trust from moviegoers who have come to believe him to be one of the genre’s greatest minds. I personally like his directorial and writing style as they tend to conjure conversations that people may not approach had they not been brought up in this form of entertainment. First, you had Get Out playing out most Black people’s (at least my personal, slightly irrational fear of being surrounded by “too many” White folks) nightmare. And then, there was Us. I mean I didn’t get it but I just know there was some super deep meaning behind the movie and my analytical brain was just too burned out not to see it. In his third foray into filmmaking, Nope I tried my damnedest to go into the viewing with no expectations or prior knowledge to give purity to my watching of this film as great expectations are a gift and a curse to Jordan Peele projects.
I was glad to see Daniel Kaluuya back in a Peele movie as it seems they could be a Samuel L. Jackson/ Tarantino- esque combination in the making. They just seem to get the best out of one another. His character does not emote verbally much but, Kaluuya gets across more emotion in a few side-eye glances and yups than most others with more dialogue. His quiet cowboy is very reminiscent of Clint Eastwood in the early western phase of his career. Keke Palmer plays Kaluuya’s OJ’s sister and not going to lie she was mad annoying. I simply did not like her character. Not for her acting but, the character she plays just was grating. If it was meant to be that way, she deserves an Oscar nom at least. But, if not… let’s just say I wasn’t a fan of the character. Steven Yuen plays a former child star turned small town western theme park owner. It’s a weird role but, he’s up to the task. He’s not on the screen a lot but, he makes the moments he has count. Lastly, the slightly neurotic, definitely paranoid Fry’s employee