Universal Pictures has released the latest trailer for Jordan Peel’s latest film, no. We finally learn something about the plot and yes, it looks like aliens. Perhaps. Probably.
As we reported earlier, trailers for Peel’s films never reveal too much, as much of the enjoyment of his films comes from their often strange twists. We wouldn’t have it any other way. Everything we knew so far no is this Daniel Kaluya (who was nominated for an Oscar for Get out), Keke Palmer (fraudsters, black Panther) and Stephen Ian (Minars, All right) is played by “residents of a lonely ravine in the interior of California who testify to an incredible and chilling discovery.”
The first trailer came out in February – very gloomy and atmospheric, but offers little detail. In April, Universal Pictures marked the beginning of the NBA playoffs by releasing a short teaser featuring the eight-time NBA All-Star Game Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors. There were no new details and the extremely photogenic Curry will not win an Oscar any time soon, but it was a sweet meme marketing move from the studio.
But now, the final audit of the trailer provides a very desirable idea of what the film is really about. The characters of Kaluya and Palmer (JJ and Emerald Haywood) are apparently a brother and sister who own a small ranch that they run as a tourist attraction. Ricky “Jupe” Park (Yuen) is their cowboy master of ceremonies.
OJ and Emerald’s lives are thrown into turmoil when their father dies unexpectedly. And it doesn’t look like a natural death; one of his eyes is badly damaged. OJ then sees “something above the clouds that is big” and the duo wonders if this unidentified flying object could be responsible for their father’s sudden death.
They also see a great opportunity to make a lot of money by being the first to film the existence of these alleged aliens on camera. Of course, the Internet is full of footage that people claim to be UFOs, but “no one will get what we get – the money shot,” Emerald told OJ. “Indisputable proof of aliens. Oprah’s photo.” They hire a man named Antlers Holst (Michael Winkot) to help them get the money, with the additional help of a Fry technician named Angel Torres (Brandon Perea).
But the aliens seem shy and the scheme angers them. The result: Many people disappear mysteriously, probably captured by aliens. Obviously the best way to ensure that you are not caught is to no see what’s there. And whatever OJ and Emerald saw in that cloud, “It’s not what you think.” So … maybe not aliens? We’ll find out soon enough.
no opens in theaters on July 22, 2022.
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