Jordan Peele's Nope is the must-see monster movie of the summer

Los Angeles, California - Director Jordan Peele's third film Nope finally dropped Friday, and fans and critics alike are singing its praises.

Jordan Peele's (r.) new horror film Nope stars Keke Palmer (l.) and Daniel Kaluuya.
Jordan Peele's (r.) new horror film Nope stars Keke Palmer (l.) and Daniel Kaluuya.  © Collage: VALERIE MACON / AFP & JC Olivera / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

Since announcing the project, Peele has meticulously kept most of its details under wraps, leaving an air of mystery that has kept fans in suspense.

Nope has finally arrived in theaters, and it's safe to say that Peele has once again knocked it out of the park.

The film follows brother and sister OJ and Emerald, with the help of a few friends, as they attempt to capture a UFO on camera.

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Peele has managed to achieve everything he did with his first two films and then some, while trading in the psychologic horror that captivated audiences previously for a more traditional "monster movie" take.

Similar to its contemporaries, Nope has more narrative layers than an onion and enough social commentary to keep viewers engaged and questioning the world around them.

First viewers have been leaving the theater with more questions than they had going in, but this is part of the charm of Peele's films - you'll be left thinking about it days after you've seen it.

Jordan Peele is creating horror for a new generation

Nope is a monster movie unlike any you have seen.
Nope is a monster movie unlike any you have seen.  © VALERIE MACON / AFP

When user Adam Ellis tweeted that we should "declare Jordan Peele the best horror director of all time," Peele hilariously responded, "Sir, please put the phone down I beg you."

"I love your enthusiasm but, I will just not tolerate any John Carpenter slander!!!" the director added.

Nope only proves the point that Ellis' enthusiasm is completely justified - Peele's films have both redefined and reinvigorated the horror genre.

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With Nope, Peele has achieved what seems to be close to impossible these days: he has managed to craft an original and compelling story.

The film pulls you in from the beginning, and doesn't let go until the end. It's a movie that feels more like an experience, with shots and scenes that are as beautiful as they are horrific.

While Peele may not feel like he's reached John Carpenter's level, the new generation of horror fans seem to think otherwise.

Nope is currently playing in theaters everywhere.

Cover photo: VALERIE MACON / AFP

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