The Adventures in Movies crew discusses Jordan Peele’s latest arrival and asks if “Nope” is a masterpiece or an overhyped letdown.
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The marketing behind Nope was unique for this time and also frustrating. The first commercial aired during this year’s Super Bowl and was awesome. By the time July rolled around, the trailer had been seen an average of 367 times by everyone.
Did this cause us to lose interest in the movie? Were we surprised by anything after the last trailer dropped?
It can be argued that this is the most important movie of writer-director Jordan Peele’s career. Get Out is one of the most important movies of the past quarter century, but (from our perspective, anyway), his sophomore film Us did not have nearly the same impact.
Peele is the victim of his own success and needs something to prevent people from saying he only had one good movie in him. Is he more Quentin Tarantino or John Singletary?
There is little argument that Peel is the most prominent horror director out there, but is he the best? We have a spirited discussion, and you may be surprised to hear what we have to say. Would it be too cheeky to say the near-universal answer was “nope”? But why?
The movie was creative and had impressive scares. And the performances were great. But was it all enough to carry the movie? Was the subplot of Nope poorly executed?
There were a number of shocking reveals. We debate over how well they worked. Plus, we ponder, what does the future hold for Peele?
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