Jordan Peele’s ‘Epic’ Third Horror Outing Belongs To ‘The Biggest Screen You Can Find’
It’s been three years since “Us” hit theaters, but the wait for a new Jordan Peele movie is almost over. Expectations couldn’t be higher as “No,” Peele’s latest genre-challenging theatrical film, hits theaters this weekend. And if fans of Jordan Peele know one thing, it’s that you should always expect the unexpected from him. Initial reactions have been largely favourable.
Anticipation for “No” has been building for months, as the film’s cryptic trailers ensured the thriller stuck in everyone’s mind without revealing much about the plot. The film is known to involve aliens and Hollywood history, and also features a gold rush themed amusement park known as Jupiter’s Claim. But now that movie critics are free to speak out on the film, more and more information is starting to trickle in about the secret film. If waiting 72 hours to see the movie sounds absolutely nerve-wracking, Twitter Movie has you covered tonight.
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“Nope” is written and directed by Jordan Peele and stars Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer as siblings who operate the only black-owned horse ranch in Hollywood. Brandon Perea, Michael Wincott, Steven Yeun, Wrenn Schmidt, Keith David, Donna Mills, Barbie Ferreira, Devon Graye and Oz Perkins also star.
In a recent interview, Peele said the film’s UFO subject matter was intended as an attempt to lure audiences to show multiplexes.
“The first thing I knew was that I wanted to create a show. I wanted to create something that audiences should come and see,” Peele said. “So I set my sights on the great American history of UFOs.”
While it may be decidedly more sci-fi than Peele’s previous efforts, “No” still packs a lot of its horror mark. In fact, Peele says the title comes from his hope that the audience will shout “no!”
“The film itself is about the spectacle, and the good and bad that comes with this idea of attention,” he said. “It’s a horror epic, but there are points that are meant to elicit a very audible reaction in the theater.”
“No” hits theaters on July 22. Keep reading for a roundup of early social media reactions to the film.
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