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Movie Review written by Jon Patch with 3.5 out of 4 Paws

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Universal Pictures and Monkeypaw Productions present an R rated, 135-minute, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi film directed and written by Jordan Peele with a theater release of July 22, 2022.

Otis Haywood Sr. (Keith David) owns Haywood ranch animal actors, specifically horses used for movies and commercials. He runs the ranch with his son OJ (Daniel Kaluuya) until one afternoon when objects start falling from the sky causing Otis to be rushed to the hospital. Emerald (Keke Palmer), sister to OJ tends not to be around much to help with the business mainly because she is trying to find herself in the business world. After what happened to their father and a cloud that doesn’t move in the sky, the UFO hiding within it causes the siblings decide to hookup security cameras. This is when Angel Torres (Brandon Perea) enters the story.

Angel is hired by the Haywood’s to install all the cameras but he gets a little curious because most of them are pointing towards the sky. Well, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out what is going on and Angel wants in! They’re close neighbor to the Haywood ranch, child actor Ricky ‘Jupe’ Park (Steven Yeun), almost died by a monkey actor years in the past, is running a ranch show out in the desert which seems to involve knowledge of the saucer-like object from the cloud.

When things start to get out of hand and OJ thinks no one will believe what is going on they hire Antlers Holst (Michael Wincott) a great cinematographer to film the event and since all electricity goes off, he uses a winding camera to get the shots. In the end, most tend to discover what this life force is and you might be quite surprised.

I find that Peele has a great mind for thinking up stories but sometimes they make sense to him but not the entire audience. I believe he leaves certain occurrences throughout the story line for the audience to figure out or for it to be a side line event to throw you off or to tie in another side story. He is developing a career to follow Stephen King and M. Night Shyamalan as a writer and director and except for a few minor fragments to his stories I think he is brilliant. I was not a huge fan of the revealing of the UFO in the sky but I guess he was trying to be original which it was! The cinematography, score and length of the film is superb. It will totally keep your eyes on the screen for over two hours.

The cast is diverse and complimentary to each other from the leads to the supporting actors. Peele works a lot obviously with Kaluuya who has come a long way in Hollywood and will continue to do so. Palmer was spot on with this role she really took a few punches and fought back well. Perea was a good sense of levity at times and Yeun was a well thought out side story. Keith David doesn’t have a huge role but it is always good to see him on the big screen. I personally spent a week in Hawaii with him and other actors for a dolphin birthday event and I can honestly say he is one heck of a good man. As for the animals in the story you will see a lot of horses even a pig but the chimp in the movie is a very traumatic event. Hats off to Peele for writing in a great statement about working with chimps, it truly is like all other wild animals a way of putting your life and career on the line let alone the animals as well.

Movie Review written by Jon Patch with 3.5 out of 4 Paws

Nope

Universal Pictures and Monkeypaw Productions present an R rated, 135-minute, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi film directed and written by Jordan Peele with a theater release of July 22, 2022.

Otis Haywood Sr. (Keith David) owns Haywood ranch animal actors, specifically horses used for movies and commercials. He runs the ranch with his son OJ (Daniel Kaluuya) until one afternoon when objects start falling from the sky causing Otis to be rushed to the hospital. Emerald (Keke Palmer), sister to OJ tends not to be around much to help with the business mainly because she is trying to find herself in the business world. After what happened to their father and a cloud that doesn’t move in the sky, the UFO hiding within it causes the siblings decide to hookup security cameras. This is when Angel Torres (Brandon Perea) enters the story.

Angel is hired by the Haywood’s to install all the cameras but he gets a little curious because most of them are pointing towards the sky. Well, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out what is going on and Angel wants in! They’re close neighbor to the Haywood ranch, child actor Ricky ‘Jupe’ Park (Steven Yeun), almost died by a monkey actor years in the past, is running a ranch show out in the desert which seems to involve knowledge of the saucer-like object from the cloud.

When things start to get out of hand and OJ thinks no one will believe what is going on they hire Antlers Holst (Michael Wincott) a great cinematographer to film the event and since all electricity goes off, he uses a winding camera to get the shots. In the end, most tend to discover what this life force is and you might be quite surprised.

I find that Peele has a great mind for thinking up stories but sometimes they make sense to him but not the entire audience. I believe he leaves certain occurrences throughout the story line for the audience to figure out or for it to be a side line event to throw you off or to tie in another side story. He is developing a career to follow Stephen King and M. Night Shyamalan as a writer and director and except for a few minor fragments to his stories I think he is brilliant. I was not a huge fan of the revealing of the UFO in the sky but I guess he was trying to be original which it was! The cinematography, score and length of the film is superb. It will totally keep your eyes on the screen for over two hours.

The cast is diverse and complimentary to each other from the leads to the supporting actors. Peele works a lot obviously with Kaluuya who has come a long way in Hollywood and will continue to do so. Palmer was spot on with this role she really took a few punches and fought back well. Perea was a good sense of levity at times and Yeun was a well thought out side story. Keith David doesn’t have a huge role but it is always good to see him on the big screen. I personally spent a week in Hawaii with him and other actors for a dolphin birthday event and I can honestly say he is one heck of a good man. As for the animals in the story you will see a lot of horses even a pig but the chimp in the movie is a very traumatic event. Hats off to Peele for writing in a great statement about working with chimps, it truly is like all other wild animals a way of putting your life and career on the line let alone the animals as well.

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