Nope (dir. Jordan Peele)

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aliens are real

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 5 April 2022 02:47 (four months ago) link

i think it it had a big enough budget to do what the script wants it to do

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Tuesday, 5 April 2022 03:30 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

And one last trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUgmq_8PlRY

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 9 June 2022 18:35 (two months ago) link

sight unseen, i have to think Nope falls comfortably under the cultural category of "films that really need to be seen for the first time in the theater, preferably in a full house, preferably early in the run"

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 21 June 2022 06:34 (one month ago) link

Goddamn it, I just looked at the release date and for about 5 minutes misread it as June 22 instead of July 22.

peace, man, Tuesday, 21 June 2022 16:24 (one month ago) link

Yeah, opening weekend for me.

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 21 June 2022 16:54 (one month ago) link

probably my most anticipated film this year

Slowzy LOLtidore (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 21 June 2022 17:20 (one month ago) link

the second trailer made me far less excited, but i'm still looking forward to it

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 21 June 2022 21:14 (one month ago) link

four weeks pass...

https://www.avclub.com/keke-palmer-dozens-of-takes-nope-monologue-1849194931/am

I’ve gotta figure out where and when I’m seeing this over the weekend.

The Triumphant Return of Bernard & Stubbs (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 19 July 2022 19:35 (three weeks ago) link

Whoa.

The Triumphant Return of Bernard & Stubbs (Raymond Cummings), Saturday, 23 July 2022 16:07 (three weeks ago) link

Non-spoiler: a character wears a Jesus Lizard tee in this movie.

The Triumphant Return of Bernard & Stubbs (Raymond Cummings), Saturday, 23 July 2022 16:08 (three weeks ago) link

Enjoyed this a lot

psyched.

no one wants to twerk anymore (will), Saturday, 23 July 2022 18:03 (three weeks ago) link

Tickets bought for tomorrow, really looking forward to it.

WmC, Saturday, 23 July 2022 18:21 (three weeks ago) link

It's a bit different from his other two. Dialogue mumbled and piecemeal and could be easy to miss bits, but it's not at all hard to follow. Beautifully shot and a creative yet simple premise.

Polar opposite of Us, which I also loved.

utterly awesome movie

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Saturday, 23 July 2022 21:44 (three weeks ago) link

not one but two visual references to akira??? omfg

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Saturday, 23 July 2022 21:45 (three weeks ago) link

I kinda want to go see it again in the theater - feels like I might’ve missed some details or subtleties (and dialogue, it does get a little mumble-y).

The Triumphant Return of Bernard & Stubbs (Raymond Cummings), Saturday, 23 July 2022 21:47 (three weeks ago) link

Also I should probably see Us eventually

The Triumphant Return of Bernard & Stubbs (Raymond Cummings), Saturday, 23 July 2022 21:48 (three weeks ago) link

the scene with the blood flying out of the alien-flying-object and dripping onto the ranch house was fantastic

it was everything i dreamed

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Saturday, 23 July 2022 21:58 (three weeks ago) link

*bumps fist*

The Triumphant Return of Bernard & Stubbs (Raymond Cummings), Saturday, 23 July 2022 22:03 (three weeks ago) link

cocking my eye at ppl on letterboxd describing this as too convoluted and/or messy but then again i loved us. i just think this was much sparer and more balanced on the whole, and the times it did veer from the main narrative only made the world feel deeper (and scarier)

i also thought the character work was excellent. the snl monologue is demonstrative of this. at first it seems like exposition until you realize, when peele (like really exquisitely) overlays his actual experience of the event, that the character isn’t saying what he means

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Saturday, 23 July 2022 22:08 (three weeks ago) link

to some degree no one in this movie is saying what they mean until shit really goes down. typical hollywood

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Saturday, 23 July 2022 22:14 (three weeks ago) link

can’t tell if i’m saying utterly daft shit about this movie or not, need more ppl to see it yesterday

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Saturday, 23 July 2022 22:25 (three weeks ago) link

That monologue was head spinning

The Triumphant Return of Bernard & Stubbs (Raymond Cummings), Saturday, 23 July 2022 22:39 (three weeks ago) link

Otm brad

letterboxd needs to stop putting negative reviews of this movie in my feed. anyway seems like some ppl are struggling with the extremely understated quality of daniel kaluuya's performance, but imo he is an amazing character, and all of that character is brimming in the negative space around his performance

this ultimately ties into how i feel about the ending, which, idk if i'm right or anything, it's just a reading, but i read it as commentary on the nature of making art, that we only ever access truth through the most indirect paths, and even then it's only the briefest glimpse, a single snapshot we took when we weren't even looking directly at it. imo this contrasts pretty deliciously with the cosmic gumbo-ass director's approach to documenting truth as well as with the extremely-online-fame-chaser on the bike during the climax

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Sunday, 24 July 2022 17:45 (three weeks ago) link

I’ve seen that criticism of DK, too. Like, what, you don’t realize that he’s playing a particular kind of person?

The Triumphant Return of Bernard & Stubbs (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 24 July 2022 19:08 (three weeks ago) link

I read him as someone who was hurting from the sudden death of his father who was I over his head keeping the family business alive but feeling like he's ill-equipped to do it

And if that was you, would you be verbose? Nah

Sorry I mean "Nope"

The moments when he went “nope” were among my favorites in this movie (there were many favorites).

I was listening to a podcast review, and one of the reviewers had been around horse dudes growing up, and this is apparently how a lot of horse dudes are - they’re very quiet and relate more to horses than to other people.

The Triumphant Return of Bernard & Stubbs (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 24 July 2022 22:55 (three weeks ago) link

my friend jim wrote a spoiler-heavy letterboxd review that is among the more thoughtful i've read so far https://letterboxd.com/jimmc_grath/film/nope/

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 25 July 2022 14:30 (three weeks ago) link

i feel like i was paying pretty close attention but i love that the film didn't(?) explicitly explain how the gordy's home incident tied into the rest of the plot, if it does at all... it could just be an inexplicable event that shaped the rest of steven yeun's character's life or it could have some resonance with the thing hovering behind the clouds. i'm suggesting the latter purely because of the suspended shoe, which also could just be an impossible image that yeun gets obsessed with and which feeds into his obsession over controlling and displaying this impossible image for others in the sky. anyway it's good to not tie these things up sometimes, because when i was talking about the movie with my gf and her friend we had three totally different ideas of what happened and how the incident figured into the present day events of the film

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 25 July 2022 14:37 (three weeks ago) link

I think it may have tied in because Jupe used the incident for publicity purposes when opening his theme park, and having that little Gordy's Home museum in the back of his office, which he jokes that he 'charges' people to tour. To me that suggests that he is exactly the narcissistic opportunist type, who has a "UFO experience" and instead of telling anybody, secretly decides to create a ticketed event one mere month later featuring said "UFO/alien" without properly vetting the danger he was putting himself, his family, and the audience in. and of course, it blew up in his face.

oh yes absolutely! there's def a persistent theme of people exploiting their own tragedies for attention and money

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 25 July 2022 15:19 (three weeks ago) link

and ppl having to process something inexplicable and horrible and unprocessable that happened to them and thus doing it in all the wrong ways

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 25 July 2022 15:21 (three weeks ago) link

I understand the criticisms of DK's performance, but I also think they're wrong. I wasn't too fond of either of the main characters initially -- OJ too reserved, Emerald too self-absorbed -- but that changed by the end of the movie. I'm glad Peele is on a level where the studio can't force reshoots to make his leads "more relatable" or w/e. (Obviously there is also a whole racialized element to this, which I feel unqualified to speak to.)

The whole audience cracked up at the interaction between OJ and Em when the documentary filmmaker showed up with his non-electrical camera. Later I realized it felt like a moment straight out of the Key & Peele valet sketches.

Attached by piercing jewelry (bernard snowy), Monday, 25 July 2022 15:25 (three weeks ago) link

as soon as Jupe mentioned the Gordy incident, I immediately knew exactly why there was someone in Jupe's audience with facial disfigurement in the trailer. and that they were going to show the incident in all of its horror (well-staged)

haha yeah i loved the appearance of his co-star

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 25 July 2022 15:27 (three weeks ago) link

also loved the alien looking like a cowboy hat. kind of mad that the last set of trailers spoiled that a bit.

Saw this yesterday with my daughter and we loved it, though with a few reservations. One big way that Jupe's story ties in is that he didn't learn his lesson the first time that you can't tame or befriend a wild/predatory creature. Reaching out to knuckle bump your costars' apparent killer and feeding an alien horses, so much wtf Jupe! I haven't read every hidden text in this thread so sorry if I'm repeating the obvious.

WmC, Monday, 25 July 2022 15:45 (three weeks ago) link

Another random thought/connection:

When Parasite came out, I remember reading an interview, either with Bong or with his cinematographer, talking about how the whole set design process worked backwards from the director's hyper-specific vision for the film's final sequence (the father ascending the stairs out of the basement, into the sunny living room, with his son waiting there).

In my headcanon, I like to imagine a similar process played out as Peele set up that last shot of OJ framed by the gate, coming up out of the valley on horseback as the dust settles all around him. Like, How can you get a Black character into this iconic 1950s Western shot, and have the shot "make sense" in the context of the surrounding movie and carry the same affective weight that it would have in a classic Western, while telling an entirely original story in a contemporary setting?

Attached by piercing jewelry (bernard snowy), Monday, 25 July 2022 15:58 (three weeks ago) link

Someone on the internet said the shot looks like the Muybridge film, which I don't agree with, but since the movie is sort of about spectacle, I do wonder if the entrance to Jupiter's Claim has the aspect ratio of a film frame

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 26 July 2022 15:45 (two weeks ago) link

Also my idiotic fan theory is that all of Angel's band T-shirts have some narrative logic to them. Earth is mother nature, the Wipers is an apocalyptic event, Jesus Lizard is obviously the mix of the spiritual with the animal, being a Mr. Bungle got us into this mess and RATM will get us out

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 26 July 2022 15:50 (two weeks ago) link

huge return to form after us which sucked ass. last 30 mins were peak spielberg level, nearly brought a tear to my eye in awe of the spellbinding magic of cinema. not as great of a script as get out, but i'm v relieved peel's still "got it"

flopson, Tuesday, 26 July 2022 16:15 (two weeks ago) link

Us is great, foh

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 26 July 2022 16:17 (two weeks ago) link

other than tethered lupita (one of the craziest performances ever) i thoughtus was boring as hell and a clear sophomore slump

on the "good movie to write a thinkpiece about" v.s. "good movie to watch" spectrum, get out perfectly balances the two, us goes full thinkpiece, and nope leans more on the watchable end. the thinkpiece stuff in nope wasn't as flawlessly weaved into the narrative as in get out. i personally would've cut the whole steven yeun subplot (i couldn't follow the logic of keke palmer stealing his sign)

flopson, Tuesday, 26 July 2022 16:29 (two weeks ago) link

that is not a real spectrum!!!

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 26 July 2022 16:31 (two weeks ago) link

and they do in fact hide out from the monster at angel's house after it rains blood and viscera all over the house. it's a whole sequence

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Thursday, 4 August 2022 14:18 (one week ago) link

Yes, Brad. But they go right back to the ranch.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 4 August 2022 14:24 (one week ago) link

I liked a lot of the smaller details too, like how in the trailer, it looks like Em is the one who's all enthusiastic about the horse trainer gig, and OJ seems so blase about it, when in the movie, it shows she's just a trained performer doing a memorized bit, to the point where she even left off a 'great' for 'great grandfather' because she memorized her dad's speech word for word without adjusting it. and OJ is the one who is overwhelmed by his father's legacy but wants to keep the business alive.

I've been whining for two years about the average movie time, but Nope is the first blockbuster that didn't get me to look at my watch once.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 4 August 2022 14:29 (one week ago) link

misrepresenting the events of this film to make a point about how they react to the monster "almost with mundane recognition" (not sure i agree with that from what's evident on the screen) is almost as bad as saying it's boring but in a good way (it's not boring)

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Thursday, 4 August 2022 14:31 (one week ago) link

they go back to the ranch for a whole host of reasons but the one that seemed to burn strongest through the dialogue was the sense of responsibility oj felt for the horses (and by proxy his dad) idk

there's almost certainly a "capturing police brutality on camera" reading that can be affixed on this film but not at the expense of what the characters are thinking and feeling in their own contexts

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Thursday, 4 August 2022 14:34 (one week ago) link

Yes, he says aloud he's thinking about the horses.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 4 August 2022 14:35 (one week ago) link

it's not boring

Boring/not boring would seem to be a wholly subjective response, not something you assert as fact. I can guarantee I was 100% bored the last half-hour. If it's any consolation, I was bored in the bad way.

clemenza, Thursday, 4 August 2022 14:37 (one week ago) link

clem we're aware that you disengaged from this film entirely as you were watching it, thanks

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Thursday, 4 August 2022 14:39 (one week ago) link

Hey, if you guys can hammer home what you think is great about the film, a dissenting voice isn't the end of the world.

clemenza, Thursday, 4 August 2022 14:41 (one week ago) link

the last half hour was great, shout out to all the inflatable arm-waving tube men

in places all over the world, real stuff be happening (voodoo chili), Thursday, 4 August 2022 14:42 (one week ago) link

I did think of Nope yesterday as I passed an inflatable arm-waving tube man, and probably will continue to do so for some time, so that's something.

clemenza, Thursday, 4 August 2022 14:43 (one week ago) link

The fact that we’re going back and forth so much about this movie (from various angles) is a point in its favor, in my opinion.

Nothing sucks more than a media thread that drops dead a week or a few days after its release.

The Triumphant Return of Bernard & Stubbs (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 4 August 2022 14:46 (one week ago) link

And I'll again say that, flawed though I thought they were, I was so impressed by many things about Peele's first two films that my disappointment in the third exists within that context. If the first two had made no impression on me, I doubt I'd be so adamant about the third. Ditto Phantom Thread, ditto The Wolf of Wall Street, ditto Everybody Wants Some!, ditto lots of films I recoiled from by people who've made films I love.

clemenza, Thursday, 4 August 2022 14:50 (one week ago) link

xposty Silly argument, I know he purportedly went back for the horses; perhaps felt particularly guilty for selling other horses to a guy feeding them to a sky monster. He's a horse guy, and owes them/his dad loyalty. At the same time, it's a territorial sky monster that sucks up people (and horses) and spits out their visceral remains. "Going back for the horses" to me *is* a strangely mundane, practical reaction to that, because he's got to know there's a very good chance both he *and* the horses will be chewed up and spit out. (Maybe, like the cinematographer, he wants that.) But I don't think it's misrepresenting the characters to call their response to a terrifying and *avoidable* monster mundane. I mean, Em and Angel don't go back for the horses, they go back to continue their mission to get it on film, when the most reasonable reaction to events would be to, um, *get out.* Heck, even OJ, sure, he goes back to feed the horses (or whatever), but what he conspicuously *doesn't* do is pack them up in a trailer and take them somewhere where they are less likely to be eaten.

This is actually one of my favorite oblique "Jaws" references. What's the reaction to a giant shark eating a kid? MORE people go in the water. Some to catch it, some to kill it, most with no idea how to do either, some slightly more competent than others, and so on. OJ def. has some stony unflappable Quint vibes to him, but for sure the cinematographer is Quint all the way.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 4 August 2022 14:56 (one week ago) link

My daughter observed that after months of normal horse-sized meals, the monster gorged on a few dozen people so it barfed up blood and not just undigestible metal because it overate. Not just Jean Jacket but also Monsieur Creosote.

blood barf part was amazing.

not to mention the shot of the people post-being sucked up

where did the creature's waste go?

the other bit that made it puke organic matter this time was the ribbon on the fake horse decoy getting stuck in its craw

mh, Thursday, 4 August 2022 15:16 (one week ago) link

yes, this is how they learn that certain types of non-organic matter agitate the creature, and that it is also drawn to flag banner thingys, and use that knowledge in the future

(Unrelated quick nitpick: the coin that kills Otis Sr., was that refuse from the monster or is it meant to be ambiguous, too? Either way, a coin from the sky wouldn't fall fast enough to do that kind of damage, it would have to be fired like a bullet, but that's the kind of ambiguity that truly doesn't matter.)

A point so ambiguous that Peele deliberately had OJ say that the "falling from a plane" explanation didn't work for him, even before OJ had any other reason to be suspicious, and took multiple opportunities to show that the creature ejects non-organic matter after normal digesting, including deliberately paying off the initial coin and key drop with closeups of other coin/key type things being fired so hard that they embedded into wood, not just soft tissue.

At the same time, it's a territorial sky monster that sucks up people (and horses) and spits out their visceral remains.

It has never spat out visceral remains before. He now has a data point that shows how badly its feeding cycle was disrupted on this one occasion, which he attempts to use against it.

Also, iirc there have been occasional, rare IRL examples of an animal caretaker acting to protect their animals from predators.

Vance Vance Devolution (sic), Thursday, 4 August 2022 19:41 (one week ago) link

Hey, it's sic!

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 4 August 2022 20:12 (one week ago) link

OK one thing that threw me (and it is prolly because I spaced out for a minute during this part) is that
--the monster likes the rainbow flags
--the monster got sick from eating the rainbow flags
--OJ says something like "I bet he won't be eating that for a while" iirc
--then he draws out the monster using ... rainbow flags?

Didn't they just set it up that they agree the monster would NOT want flags anymore?

marcel the shell with swag on (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 4 August 2022 21:37 (one week ago) link

I thought it was just the realization that it gave the monster indigestion, not that it had necessarily learned not to eat it. I imagine when you're a giant vacuum monster you end up eating a lot of stuff you wouldn't choose to eat.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 4 August 2022 21:40 (one week ago) link

The monster very obviously recoils in fear/disgust when O.J. deploys his colorful flag & drag chute apparatus.

Sonned by a comedy podcast after a dairy network beef (bernard snowy), Thursday, 4 August 2022 21:49 (one week ago) link

^ That's exactly where I spaced out... For some reason I thought monsty was chasing the flags

marcel the shell with swag on (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 4 August 2022 22:11 (one week ago) link

monster is going for perceived eye contact
the giant inflatable cowboy has the flags attached, but it also has huge, unblinking eyes and is just a huge target that, it turns out, is not edible

mh, Thursday, 4 August 2022 22:36 (one week ago) link

false flags

marcel the shell with swag on (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 4 August 2022 22:47 (one week ago) link

Monster never liked flags. Monster liked horses, monster ate a fake horse, monster gets sick, flags were attached to the horse, monster now hates flags and may be skeptical about horses also

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 5 August 2022 00:13 (one week ago) link

Of all the things I enjoyed about this movie, one thing I appreciated most, which other directors and studios will hopefully embrace:

THE TRAILER DIDN'T GIVE THE GAME AWAY!

The Triumphant Return of Bernard & Stubbs (Raymond Cummings), Friday, 5 August 2022 02:12 (one week ago) link

I knew this was the west, cowboys, horses, maybe some aliens or some shit. But that’s it. It was so wonderful to be made curious but just not know the story in advance. More of that, Hollywood!

The Triumphant Return of Bernard & Stubbs (Raymond Cummings), Friday, 5 August 2022 02:13 (one week ago) link

Yeah, my big beef with Get Out was that it basically told the whole movie in the trailer, and the Alamo played the trailer so much

marcel the shell with swag on (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 5 August 2022 02:20 (one week ago) link

I took it that the flapping of the flags drew critter’s attention, but only enough to then make perceived eye contact to have a chomp. But they might have been mainly for the audience’s visual tracking benefit, in which case “false flags” otm

(Almost certain that the indigestion was from eating a full-sized fiberglass horsey, not from having its throat tickled by flags)

Vance Vance Devolution (sic), Friday, 5 August 2022 03:27 (one week ago) link

THE TRAILER DIDN'T GIVE THE GAME AWAY!

Honestly kinda amazing. But the movie played it smartly too -- you get the 'flying saucer' fairly early on and if you'd seen the trailer you knew about it and could go 'oh okay.' Until...

Ned Raggett, Friday, 5 August 2022 04:25 (one week ago) link

Saw this at a matinee yesterday, loved it, been thinking about it ever since. I loved the design of the creature, reinventing the classic "flying saucer" into something much more uncanny. Excellent performances, incredible building of tension/dread. I haven't felt such tension watching a movie in ages.

Quibbles: I thought they could've done more with Steven Yeun's character, the psychology of that guy is clearly so fucked up, but that might have distracted from the focus on OJ and Emerald, so I get why they didn't. As much as I enjoyed Michael Wincott's presence, (and that VOICE), his character kinda felt like deadweight. It might have been better to take another page from Jaws and really narrow the focus to the core trio.

feed me with your chips (zchyrs), Friday, 5 August 2022 13:45 (one week ago) link

He reminded me of Breaking Bad's Jonathan Banks.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 5 August 2022 13:48 (one week ago) link

Agreed that Michael Wincott was non-essential personnel, but having his gravel voice and Eastwood grimace in the trailer got me like 30% more hyped about the movie than I already was.

Sonned by a comedy podcast after a dairy network beef (bernard snowy), Friday, 5 August 2022 14:20 (one week ago) link

*long silence*

“It’s a pur-ple peo-ple eater …”

The Triumphant Return of Bernard & Stubbs (Raymond Cummings), Friday, 5 August 2022 16:35 (one week ago) link

Hahah I'd almost forgotten that moment.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 5 August 2022 16:38 (one week ago) link

I remember thinking “is this really happening right now”

The Triumphant Return of Bernard & Stubbs (Raymond Cummings), Friday, 5 August 2022 16:56 (one week ago) link

That part was so good

marcel the shell with swag on (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 5 August 2022 16:59 (one week ago) link

i loved wincott in this, didn't feel extraneous to me at all

in places all over the world, real stuff be happening (voodoo chili), Friday, 5 August 2022 17:01 (one week ago) link

Saw it again today, was even better the second time. Still don't think there's a particularly good reason given for them going back to the ranch with the cinematographer beyond getting the picture/movie* - Angel justifies it by suggesting maybe they will save lives/the planet in addition to getting rich and famous - but doesn't matter. There are lots of little details I missed the first time around, too, that were more evident the second time (like the way OJ often communicates with people like they're horses, with clicks or specific hand motions, or, heck, that Jupe has a rhinestone UFO embroidered into his Nudie Suit). Still not sure what to make of the cinematographer's role, exactly, except I think it's implied he's dying, and if he's going to go, he wants to go getting the proverbial impossible shot, to capture what no one else could capture (because it means death).

*It's almost a flip of the original Eddie Murphy "get out" routine. In fact, the first time I saw the movie the lady behind me even said "it's like 'The Amityville Horror' ... " when they showed the house dripping blood.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 6 August 2022 22:56 (one week ago) link

I just wanted to point out that Em stole a fake horse to lure the creature out so they could take a picture of it without sacrificing a horse; I’m not sure that was explicitly said on the thread and flopson seemed confused why she did it.

This was great. Also I am never going outside again.

castanuts (DJP), Saturday, 6 August 2022 23:39 (one week ago) link

Oh also, I think this was said already but maybe not explicitly: the alien started avoiding both horses and after it ate the fake one, so the actual plot hole is the idea that it would chase after OJ on the back of a horse.

This didn’t bother me but it’s the bit where the movie’s internal logic didn’t mesh; everything else did if you were engaged with what the movie was doing.

castanuts (DJP), Saturday, 6 August 2022 23:54 (one week ago) link

OJ put two giant eyes on the back of his hood, so I figured that's what the monster was fixating on.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 7 August 2022 00:00 (one week ago) link

I kept wondering if said eyes were...always there? Like is that some sort of protective thing movie workers have on hoodies to like signal others in case of night shoots or whatever, which made me wonder if he forgot they were on there? Or did I miss a scene where he attached them?

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 7 August 2022 00:55 (one week ago) link

Jeans Guy 2022

It has been a long time since I’ve been haunted by a movie like this

castanuts (DJP), Sunday, 7 August 2022 15:22 (one week ago) link

It lingers.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 7 August 2022 15:26 (one week ago) link


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