Nope ★★★★½

Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer aggressively dapping each other up is peak cinema. 

The more I think about this movie, the more I love it. It’s certainly out there, but it’s also one of the most creative stories I’ve seen in a theater in a while. The most impressive and particularly effective aspect of the film is the backstory for Steven Yeun’s ’Jupe’, which not only solidifies the character’s motivations but also rounds out the narrative and its underlying themes. Some of those themes include greed, exploitation and even FOMO, all of which lead people to act in reckless and harmful ways to get what they want, like many of the characters in this film do. 

While I miss the more horrific elements of Peele’s first two films, I appreciate how dynamic his writing and direction has grown to be. Keke Palmer’s electric turn here managed to outshine Peele’s muse, Kaluuya, despite the exceptional performance we’ve come to expect from him. Newcomer, Brandon Perea was also fantastic and I’m excited to see more from him. Peele has gone three for three in my opinion, and I can only assume the best has yet to come (though I’m sure Get Out will always be my favorite).

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