Logan Paul Trends After His Review of Jordan Peele’s “Nope”

Logan Paul's thesis on "Nope" was not something I was expecting today.
By Savannah Moss
Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

YouTuber turned boxer Logan Paul, known for his controversial videos, began trending online after giving his review on director Jordan Peele’s “Nope.” Peele’s third film, which has an 82 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, debuted last week after being widely anticipated. Peele’s films do exceptionally well for his unique horror films often filled with easter eggs and critiques of society. Logan Paul stated his review of the film on Twitter, going widely against the popular notion, after calling it “one of the worst movies I’ve seen in a long time.”

 

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He explained his opinion in a thread, saying he loves Peele as a director and Palmer as an actress, but “this movie is objectively slow and confusing with stretched themes that don’t justify the pace.” He states “It’s not hard to conceptualize something disturbing (a trained Chimp goes animalistic and mauls an entire set, or a UFO devours anything in its path) — it IS hard to sensibly tie it to the plot, which was done remarkably poor here,” regarding the two main plots of the film.

Peele’s Nope follows OJ and Emerald Haywood, siblings who must run their father’s horse ranch business that also trains horses to be featured in commercials or films. Strange things happen on the ranch, leaving OJ and Emerald to figure out what it is and how to photograph it, hoping to make much-needed revenue. This is paralleled to a character named Jupe, who was left traumatized after a chimp he worked with as a childhood star on a television show goes crazy. In short, the film highlights how far characters go for a good show and how predators cannot be trained fully.

But, although some found the paralleled plots were best left unspoken and to be interpreted by film watchers, Paul says “Jupe has trauma with the phenomena of commercializing predators for profit, and for the last 6 months, he’s been feeding horses to an ET in the sky… but what about before that? What is the purpose of that creepy cowboy theme park?” Overall, he asks multiple questions about the film that he believes were not explored fully or at all.

“I love Peele, the VFX & aesthetic. But my thesis is this: I can feel him attempting to recreate the shock from Get Out and Us. Mystery, violent allure & cinematic choices made for the sake of reaction instead of a legitimate contribution to the storyline killed this movie for me,” he concludes. But, many found his confusion about the film a bit ironic, given Paul has had a history of filming erratic stunts on his channel in order to gain notoriety.

“So you’re telling me the movie’s very clear commentary on spectacle (and the lengths people will go to capture it) was totally missed by Logan Paul, the guy that vlogged himself and his friends laughing at a dead body in the Aokigahara forest in Japan. The irony is beyond cosmic,” one person noted.