Film Synopsis: After random objects falling from the sky result in the death of their father (Keith David), ranch-owning siblings, OJ (Daniel Kaluuya) and Emerald (Keke Palmer) Haywood attempt to capture video evidence of an unidentified flying object with the help of tech salesman, Angel Torres (Brandon Parea) and documentarian, Antlers Host (Michael Wincott).
Trav’s Critique on “NOPE” ➡️ Once again, Mr. Jordan Peele has totally created another masterpiece that has just got my mind racing, America talking, and from what I read online – poor Keke Palmer had anxiety filming the film! Hell, I can’t even blame the poor girl! I got anxiety from it myself.
A spaceship flying saucer that wanted to eat you! NOPE! NOPE! NOPE! NOPE! And, just once more, HELL TO THE NOPE! Actor Daniel Kalyuua portrayed the illusion of the title of the film, Nope really well when he saw with own two eyes the “Oprah Shot” as Emerald called it which we all know to it as “The Money Shot.” He was ALWAYS catching those shots on his own – with his own unique camera; his eyes and with no one else around.
I cannot expound on Peele’s very deep & underlying symbolic message of the film – but, believe you me, IT’S there! YUP, its in NOPE! Just like it was in “Get Out” and “Us”, it’s in here as well. Peele’s films are very diverse, unique, and utterly original, but do have one thing in common – they ALL stem from historical moments in history and time and Jordan Peele ALWAYS relates that to the present day just as I do in my reviews, and what I mean by that is that I always try to pull some message from every film that I watch because I truly do believe that there is a message to be attained from EACH and EVERY film that is put out for viewers whether its in a theater or not; no matter the genre.
I really appreciate a close friend of mine telling me that about my reviews that I do that. That compliment really touched me as I know Jordan Peele aims to touch us deeply with his films. Sure, they may be a little unorthodox, and you may have to surf the Net for a clearer interpretation of the movie, but the message he portrays is always derived from something factual and very crucial to our survival.
Kaluuya & Palmer really collaborated well in the film. In the beginning of the film, it seemed to me that their respective roles that they were playing did not have a strong bond as siblings, but I forgot all about my thoughts on that once the film progressed forwards. Speaking on Palmer’s role of EmeraldHaywood- she was the typical sister, I have to say – she was somewhat supportive in the beginning….kind of reluctant….not wanting to work, but then when it came to protecting her brother – oh, she was HELL YEAH 100%.
Speaking on Kaluuya’s role of OJ Haywood – he seemed like the more nonchalance and laid-back person; their father valued him more because he had compassion and a clear understanding of what a good work ethic was whereas anytime the word, “work” was mentioned anywhere around Emerald, she laughed and bolted away!