NOPE is an Experience Worth the Watch


Jamie Goldinger, Staff Writer

Jordan Peele returned to the director’s seat with Nope, released earlier this year. Jordan Peele is a comedian and actor turned horror movie director that you might know from Key and Peele; an immensely popular comedy central sketch duo, or from US or Get Out, which came out in 2019 and 2017, respectively.

 Over the past few years, he has tried his hand at horror movies with his first film Get Out becoming an instant classic and setting the precedent for his future movies. Peele’s movies differ from many with a greater focus on social commentary interspersed with stunning visuals and interesting one-of-a-kind plots.

Nope is no different, it’s an absolutely beautiful blood-filled wonderland. Taking more of a sci-fi spin, Nope is a movie about humans being hunted by an anomalous creature that flies at night. Nope is filled with lovable characters that are played by even more lovable actors, such as Emerald played by Keke Palmer, and Daniel Kaluuya returning from Get Out playing OJ. 

The house played by Firestone ranch is interesting and, while it is a little barren, it manages to stay fresh throughout the evolving plot. The design of the monster is an amazing mix of terrifying and beautiful as you question what it is, and where it came from. Everything comes together to form an ending that feels satisfying, emotional, and massive

If you are a fan of any of Peele’s movies or are just looking for a place to start, I highly recommend diving into this movie. It’s a lovely gory mess with great characters. Overall I would give this movie an 8/10 and a placement in my top 10 horror movies of all time.