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Peele’s Nope is a big Yup July 22, 2022

Posted by ronannarbor in Uncategorized.

Jordan Peele has crafted a Spielberg-ish suspense thriller in his latest movie Nope, which is incorrectly classified as a “horror” movie, which it is not. Unless you consider films like Jaws or War of the Worlds horror movies.

Following a brother and sister trying to get the “ultimate movie shot” of a UFO pestering their local valley, the film creates the perfect summer blockbuster – suspenseful, often funny, sometimes weird, always entertaining. Grab your popcorn and settle in for summer fun.

The very solid cast are realistic and make you root for characters rather than stereotypes. A side story about a sitcom gone tragically wrong is gripping and comments on the unpredictable nature of our world.

The first half of the film plays out like Jaws…things happen but the monster lurks almost unseen in the shadows (or in this case bright clouds). The second half echoes War of the Worlds as things play out to a very satisfying conclusion.

Nope gets a big Yup from me. Scare rating- somewhere between Jurassic Park and Aliens. Grade A – highly recommended.

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