Perhaps I was a victim of elevated expectations from some of Jordan Peele’s previous movies, but Nope, in many ways, was a letdown. While the need to create his own version of a spectacle is undoubtedly appreciated, I never felt truly invested in any of the characters in the film. While the first half of the film was, in itself, intriguing, the later half was downright puzzling. The film never achieves solid footing and would have been much better had it stuck with the original mystery and not attempted to tie in other events. I cover the rest in this video.