After revolutionizing the contemporary horror genre with ‘Let me out’ and ‘Us’, Jordan Peele intends to continue establishing himself as one of the great names in auteur cinema with ‘NOP’, his new film which, according to initial reactions, is “the most ambitious” till the date. But the thing Don “t stay there. After the premiere in Los Angeles, some of the comments compared Peele and his treatment of science fiction and horror with Steven Spielberg himself. That’s the level.
The expectations are very high. And it is not for less, because ‘Let me out’, his first film, won four Oscar nominations, including best film, best director and best leading actor. On this occasion, Daniel Kaluuya Reteams With Peele To Play OJa villager who sees his father (Keith David) die in strange circumstances and decides to find out, along with his sister Emerald (Keke Palmer), what is happening with that gigantic cloud.
Collider’s chief editor, Steven Weintraub, has not wanted to go into details to avoid spoilers, but he already anticipates that it is a big yes and highlights the work of its director of photography, Hoyte Van Hoytemawho has participated in Christopher Nolan films such as ‘Tenet’, ‘Dunkirk’ or ‘Interstellar’. “I’m not going to spoil any aspect of Jordan Peele’s ‘NOP,’ but it’s a *big* yes. And Hoyte Van Hoytema shot the movie using IMAX cameras, so if you’re going to see it, do it in IMAX”.
And cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema shot the movie using @IMAX cameras so if you’re going to see #nope see it in IMAX. Hoytema previously shot ‘Tenet,’ ‘Dunkirk,’ and ‘Interstellar.’ pic.twitter.com/92z9udtRMT
? Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) July 19, 2022
CNN’s Frank Pallota says the film is “Out of this world” and compares Pelee to big names in the industry. “‘NOP’ is out of this world. A monstrous mash-up with great performances (especially Kaluuya) and a 1950s-style sci-fi invasion plot. A show about the horrors of shows. Peele Has Been Compared To Alfred Hitchcock, But ‘NOP’ Shows A Next-Generation John Carpenter. Enjoy the show and don’t look up”.
NOPE is out of this world. A monster mash with great performances (esp. Kaluuya) and a 50s sci-fi invasion motif. A spectacle about the horrors of spectacles.
Jordan Peele has been compared to Hitchcock, but NOPE shows he’s a next-gen Carpenter. Enjoy the show and don’t look up. pic.twitter.com/dGKwbXg0WF
? Frank Pallotta (@frankpallotta) July 19, 2022
For his part, Nigel Smith, of People, agrees with his colleagues in stating that he is a “yes resounding”. “You have to see it on the biggest screen you can find. An exciting and strange show like no other. I’ll never look at the sky the same way again“.
#NopeMovie is a resounding YES. See it on the biggest screen you can find. A thrilling and strange spectacle unlike anything else out there. I’ll never look at the sky the same way again.
? Nigel Smith (@nigelmfs) July 19, 2022
“Absolutely Phenomenal” is how Heather Wixson of Daily Dead News describes the film. “‘NOP’ is absolutely phenomenal in so many ways. It perfectly blends a sci-fi show with a story that’s also something of a Hollywood reckoning.. It exceeded my expectations. Superbly shot, the sound mix is thunderous and the cast shines. I love it, I love it, I love it.”
SW #NopeMovie is absolutely phenomenal in so many ways. Perfectly blends together a sci-fi spectacle w/a story that is also something of a Hollywood reckoning & it blew my expectations away. Gorgeously shot, the sound mix is thunderous & the cast all shines. Love love loved it. pic.twitter.com/qdcZIvsX5T
? Heather Wixson (@MMEFXBook is available now!) (@thehorrorchick) July 19, 2022
Unlike the rest of the critics, it seems that the Huffington Post’s Candice Frederick still has a lot to take in. “I don’t know how you come up with such quick reactions to ‘NOP’. I still have it running through my head“.
Not sure how y’all can come up with such a quick reaction to #NopeMovie. I’m still in my head about it.
? Candice Frederick (@ReelTalker) July 19, 2022
Ambitious but… in what sense?
For its part, one of the members of the Hollywood Critics Association has described it as the director’s most ambitious to date, but not in the best of ways. “‘NOP’ is Jordan Peele’s most ambitious film to date but also his weakest. The first act is superb but in the second it loses steam and becomes a bad movie by M. Night Shyamalan with elements of Spielberg. It lacks focus with a story that never quite gets to completion”.
Nope is Jordan Peele’s most ambitious film but also his weakest. The first act is superb but by the second, it loses its footing and becomes a bad M. Night Shyamalan movie with Spielbergian elements. It lacks a sense of focus with a story that is never fully realized. #NopeMovie
? Scott Menzel (@ScottDMenzel) July 19, 2022
‘NOP’ arrives in Spanish cinemas next August 19.