Dan’s review published on Letterboxd:
Favourite Film of Each Genre vid HERE
Not gonna rate just yet.
It’s a mixed bag (like all films), but it is definitely more good than bad.
When the score was kicking on, it was so exciting I wanted to punch a wall.
The performances are good and the cinematography is exquisite as you’d expect from Hoyte van Hoytema.
There were some thrilling and intense sequences, but only really one I’d call “horror”. The “thing” in this movie looks really goofy, and certain things are set up that don’t really go anywhere (possibly due to deleted scenes?).
To me, first and foremost, Nope is a love letter to analog technology, and old school film / photography equipment.
This is the kind of film that I feel raises more questions than it answers, which is both a good thing and a bad thing: it leaves you thinking and talking about it for a while afterwards, and googling what certain things meant, but ultimately it can be a bit frustrating.
Might require a rewatch or at least a bit of time ruminating on before giving a final rating, but I think I liked this more than Us, but not as much as Get Out.
More thoughts possibly to follow. I’m a bit drunk and can’t think properly.