Sometimes posters and trailers masterfully do their job of selling a movie’s plot to audiences. But there are other projects whose real appeal is that they basically reveal nothing about them. nope by director Jordan Peele is one of those films that makes us wonder what it is about and what we will see on the screen. Of course the latest trailers have elucidated a bit the true nature of the plot, however, there are still many unanswered questions.
The easiest way to find out the truth would be to run to the movie theater at the time of its premiere. However, the culture of immediacy and that obtuse need to want to know everything has led us to ask the authors to explain their works to us. In the world where the simplest stories have more than a couple of videos on YouTube with the tagline “ending explained”, of course someone thought to question Peele about the true heart of his latest film.
When the director was asked (via) What is it about nopehis answer was simple and at the same time a bit elaborate:
“Nope! [Risas] No, no, I can answer this. If I can’t, I’m in the wrong place, right? I started out wanting to make a film that would put the audience in the immersive experience of being in the presence of a UFO. And I wanted to do a show, something that would promote my favorite art form and my favorite way to see that art form: the cinematic experience. When I started writing the script, I began to inquire into the nature of the show, our addiction to the show and the insidious nature of attention. So that’s what it’s about. And it’s about brother and sister, and healing their relationship.”
Certainly about Nop we know that it places in a horse riding tourist. There some phenomenal sightings in the sky will alter the lives of the locals in ways that we definitely don’t know about. However, there is still another question to be answered.
Why is the Jordan Peele movie called nope?
For this the filmmaker also has an answer. Unlike the previous one, this resolution is a little clearer, and even tells us what we can expect from the film’s dialogues.
“We took every opportunity to get a ‘nop’ as much as we could, that made sense. And I think it’s kind of cathartic for an audience that’s seen a lot of movies in the horror genre, where people walk down a scary hallway or something when they should be going, ‘Nope!’ We have to make up for some lost ‘nope’ here!”
nope It will arrive in Mexican theaters a month apart from the United States. While the mystery will be revealed there on July 22, Mexicans will have to wait until August 25.
The entry What is Nop about and why is it called that? was first published in Cine PREMIERE.