A psychological thriller, NOPE is possibly one of the films of the year.
After random objects falling from the sky result in the death of their father, ranch-owning siblings OJ (Daniel Kaluuya) and Emerald Haywood (Keke Palmer) attempt to capture video evidence of an unidentified flying object with the help of tech salesman Angel Torres and documentarian Antlers Holst.
Keke Palmer did her thing in the role she played, she is the star of this movie for sure, and Daniel Kaluuya kept up with a good performance in his own right, but the film itself was something out of the Twilight Zone.
More of a sci-fi thriller than a horror flick, which is what I was expecting it to be given Jordan Peele’s previous movies Get Out and Us.
The dialogue and chemistry between actors and characters was so organic, it just felt so natural and nothing feeling forced.
Speaking of things not feeling forced the comedy and jokes, all do so well and don’t detract from the serious tone of the film.
NOPE has great cinematography this film was really beautiful to watch.
There were some bone chilling scenes and the use of sound in this film sends chills down your spine.
This film has the best use of a song I have heard in a long time.
I am guessing a lot of people won’t know the song Purple People Eater, my Nan used to play it when I was little.
NOPE reminds me of Close Encounters of The Third Kind, it has the same kind of feel and tension.
The design of the alien creature in this is unique and both grotesque and beautiful.
The movie kept me absolutely riveted throughout its entire 2 hour run time.
My Rating: 9/10