I would love to say that Nope is one of my favourite movies of 2022, but that wouldn’t be true. Director Jordan Peele’s third film, following Get Out (2017) and Us (2019), truly tested my patience so much that I came close to giving up on it.
It wasn’t until the fifty-five-minute mark that things changed. I was finally fully engaged and excited about what was happening in Peele’s horror/mystery/sci-fi film about the uncanny, chilling and undoubtedly alien events in an inland California gulch.
The cinematography of Nope is one of its key highlights. Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer’s performances were two more high points. There was a point or two when I wanted Palmer’s character to speak less. Still, what I loved most about Nope is the sibling connection between Kaluuya and Palmer’s characters. A pleasing dynamic that happens to shine through even more after the aforementioned fifty-five-minute mark
As for the question of whether to watch Nope or not, that depends on your patience levels. It also depends on how big of a Peele fan you are. And, lastly, your curiosity about everything that happens after fifty-five minutes.
I can’t say I completely forgive Peele for the slow half of the movie, just because I enjoyed the second half a lot more. But, I can say that I am somewhat less mad.
Have you seen Nope? If so, what did you like most and least about it?
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14 thoughts on “NOPE (2022): The Things I Liked…”
I had been thinking to watch it soon.
If you’re curious enough, certainly give it a chance. You can always take a permanent break from it if it’s too taxing on your patience. 😁
I liked the premise and setting for this movie a lot, but ultimately it just did not connect with me. I thought the cast was fine considering what they had to work with, but for me the storyline was a complete fail. I actually lost interest as the movie went along.
Sounds like we had similar experiences. I suspect that we’re not the only ones who found too much of the film far from adequately engaging. May Peele pleasantly surprise us with his fourth movie. 🙏🙏
I remain very hopeful his career is going to turn out as spectacular as some have already said it is. 🙏🙏
To that I say, yes please! 🙏🙏
Haven’t seen it but will see it when it is released on video. I liked the trailer. There are aspects of Peele’s first 2 movies that I did not care for at all. Thanks for the warning on this one.
DVD and video sounds like a good plan. I remain super curious about what he does next. I hope the pacing will be better and that the teaser trailer will be even more fun than the one for Nope.
Thanks for the warning, I don’t think I’ll watch it. Haha. 😀 I’m glad you enjoyed the second half. 😀
I can’t blame you, really. It’s tough when a movie doesn’t feel even, and time is precious. 🤓
That’s so true. 😀
I like that little smiley face wearing glasses! 😀
Thanks. 🤓 Some call it ‘nerd face.’ I just see it as me smiling while bespectacled. 🤓😁
Adorable! 😀 I really like it. 😀