MartyK0015mp’s review published on Letterboxd:
What's a bad miracle?
First time watching.
Odeon Luxe - Isense.
+ Ranch owners siblings OJ (Daniel Kaluuya) and Emerald Haywood (Keke Palmer) attempts to capture video evidence of an unidentified flying object when falling objects from the sky results in the death of their father.
Finally, 'Nope' has been released here in the UK, I've done my best to avoid all spoilers possible and I've managed to see this without being spoiled!
After considering 'Get out' an modern day horror masterpiece, and feeling massively let down by 'Us' and leaving an sour taste in my mouth, I didn't know what to expect of Jordon Peele's brand new film - 'Nope' and well by my rating you can tell that I enjoyed this so much! This is an great bounce back for Peele imo.
Its an refreshing change of pace with the films that already been released this year.
I'll get the issues out of the way first:
• It does take an while for it to kick in so it was slow at the start.
• I feel like Jordon Peele still has improvements writing wise, the script at times isn't as strong as Peele believes it to be.
•Some of the comedy felt forced.
Right then. This is probably up there with 'Top Gun: Maverick' as one of the best cinematic experiences of the year! The sound design is phenomenal and should be heard with the best cinema speakers possible if you can! I know the recommendation is to see it in IMAX, but if your local cinema has dolby atmos sound screens then I would check the film out in one of those screen...
The cinematography is also fantastic, every shot/frame is perfect. Once you know the DP is Hoyte Van Hoytema then you will realise how stunning this film truly is to look at.
This works on several levels to deliver chills and tension. Adding the odd and offset moments throughout also makes those chills/tension builds more efficient.
'Nope' also brings an smart twist on the horror genre. Whereas in horror films it's about the main characters surviving despite their own stupidity levels, here the characters are written smartly to actually "nope out" of situations and not take stupid decisions.
To sum up, Jordon Peele has brought us one of the year's best films. One that has to be seen in cinemas for the full maximum experience. An sci-fi/horror film for this deacde!