Famously known for acting in comedy skits with Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele made his directorial debut with the movie Get Out starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, and Bradley Whitford in 2017.
Tackling serious political issues in his horror movie, the director-writer took inspiration from his personal life to add to the realism. Commenting further on realism in an interview with NYTimes, Jordan Peele said:
“The best comedy and horror feel like they take place in reality. You have a rule or two you are bending or heightening, but the world around it is real. I felt like everything I learned in comedy I could apply to this movie.”
Jordan Peele’s Nope
After his success with ‘Get Out’ and ‘Us’, expectations of Jordan Peele’s next movie are high. His next movie ‘Nope’ has been kept mostly under wraps, leading to many fan speculations on what it’s about.
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After many discussions on the theme of the film, the director broke his silence and stated the plot concentrates on a relationship between a brother and sister. In an interview with Empire magazine. The oscar-winning director-writer expanded on the movie’s theme, stating:
“…..I wanted to make a spectacle, something that would promote my favorite art form and my favorite way of watching that art form: the theatrical experience. As I started writing the script, I started to dig into the nature of spectacle, our addiction to spectacle, and the insidious nature of attention.”
Not sure how y'all can come up with such a quick reaction to #NopeMovie. I'm still in my head about it.
— Candice Frederick (@ReelTalker) July 19, 2022
First reactions to Nope
Considering the hype behind the movie, it has a risky relation with failing expectations, but reactions after its premiere in Los Angeles indicate otherwise. Described as Jordan Peele’s most ambitious and unimaginable work, many feel his third movie is very different than his previous ones.
The most important thing you need to know about NOPE is it’s crazy different from Get Out & Us. This is Jordan Peele spreading his wings and making big budget Spielberg/esque sci-fi, but with the subtext you’d expect. Enter with an open mind and you’ll be rewarded. #NopeMovie
— Kevin Polowy (@djkevlar) July 19, 2022
#NopeMovie is a resounding YES. See it on the biggest screen you can find. A thrilling and strange spectacle unlike anything else out there. I'll never look at the sky the same way again.
— Nigel Smith (@nigelmfs) July 19, 2022
NOPE is out of this world. A monster mash with great performances (esp. Kaluuya) and a 50s sci-fi invasion motif. A spectacle about the horrors of spectacles.
Jordan Peele has been compared to Hitchcock, but NOPE shows he’s a next-gen Carpenter. Enjoy the show and don’t look up. pic.twitter.com/dGKwbXg0WF
— Frank Pallotta (@frankpallotta) July 19, 2022
So #NopeMovie is absolutely phenomenal in so many ways. Perfectly blends together a sci-fi spectacle w/a story that is also something of a Hollywood reckoning & it blew my expectations away. Gorgeously shot, the sound mix is thunderous & the cast all shines. Love love loved it. pic.twitter.com/qdcZIvsX5T
— Heather Wixson (@MMEFXBook is available now!) (@thehorrorchick) July 19, 2022
With the ‘Keanu’ writer sliding into the sci-fi genre, many consider his stature after this movie to be on the level of legendary directors such as Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, and John Carpenter. The comments have already started generating Oscar buzz.
‘Nope’ is set to release on 22 July 2022 in theatres.