When sitting down to watch a Jordan Peele horror flick, two things are pretty much guaranteed. First, the film will almost definitely explore a cutting, eerily relevant social issue (think: the chilling realities of contemporary race relations in Get Out or the unnerving nitty-gritty of American capitalism in Us). And second, it will leave you with a lot of questions.
Peele’s most recent endeavor, Nope, might be his most thought-provoking. The film follows OJ (Daniel Kaluuya) and Emerald Haywood (Keke Palmer), two young heirs to a Hollywood horse-wrangling business. The siblings’ lives are turned upside down when a carnivorous UFO, whom they nickname “Jean Jacket” after a family horse, starts to terrorize their family ranch.
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