Daniel Kaluuya responds to Logan Paul's tweets saying 'Nope' was 'one of the worst movies I've seen in a long time'

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OJ, in an orange hoodie, sits astride black horse Lucky on the Haywood Ranch in this still from "Nope."
Daniel Kaluuya dismissed YouTuber Logan Paul's criticism of his latest film "Nope."Universal Pictures
  • YouTuber Logan Paul called "Nope" 'one of the worst movies I've seen in a long time.'

  • "Nope" star Daniel Kaluuya responded to Logan Paul's criticism in a recent radio interview.

  • "What's he done in cinema?" Kaluuya asked. "Imagine if they asked me about Eric Clapton."

Daniel Kaluuya, who stars in Jordan Peele's new sci-fi horror flick "Nope," shot down Logan Paul's criticisms of the movie during a Capital Breakfast radio show segment on Saturday.

In a 13-tweet thread posted on July 24, Paul called "Nope" "one of the worst movies I've seen in a long time."

The YouTuber and professional wrestler went on to say that Peele attempted to "recreate the shock from 'Get Out' and 'Us'" with "mystery, violent allure, and cinematic choices made for the sake of reaction instead of legitimate contribution to the storyline."

Paul also specifically criticized Kaluuya's character, OJ Haywood.

"Way to strip all the life from a phenomenal actor, Daniel Kaluuya, by casting him as possibly the most mundane, vanilla character I've ever seen. Not a question, I'm just pissed," he wrote.

When Capitol Breakfast host Sian Welby asked Kaluuya if he was aware of Paul's comments, Kaluuya began, "Logan Paul, God... we going to talk about this?"

"Why is his opinion top of the tree?"  he said. "Everyone's entitled to their opinion, but what's he done in cinema? Imagine if they asked me about Eric Clapton."

"I'll take everyone's opinion on, I'll listen to it, but I'm just going 'I don't know why you're over everybody else,'" Kaluuya, who won a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his work on "Judas and the Black Messiah," continued.

"I'd sit down with him," Kaluuya said, before pausing. "Would I ever sit down with him? No, that actually defeats the point. No, I won't sit down with him," he added.

"Nope" is the story of Hollywood horse wranglers OJ and Emerald Heywood, played by Kaluuya and Keke Palmer, and the sinister alien being that invades the skies above their ranch. The film was cited by The New York Times for its "impeccably managed suspense, sharp jokes, and beguiling, unnerving atmosphere." The Guardian called it a "brilliantly horrifying ride to nowhere."

It recently surpassed $100 million at the domestic box office, according to IMDb Pro's Box Office Mojo, and is expected to start streaming as soon as September 5.

 

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