No: 10 Easter Eggs And References You Might Have Missed In Jordan Peele’s New Movie
Jordan Peele is one of a select group of filmmakers who can sell tickets in his name alone – not by directing or writing comedies, which originally brought him mainstream attention, but by directing horror movies. His first film, Get Out, won him the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Its follow-up, Us (2019), was also widely praised by critics. But his third film No, now in theaters, is more controversial than either.
Nope still had a grand opening ($44 million in its opening weekend). But unlike previous Peele films, there isn’t really a massive twist. It’s slower and the narrative deliberately meanders a bit. Simply put, Nope is an alien invasion movie. But it’s also a monster movie, historical fiction, a revisionist Western, and a commentary on Hollywood exploitation – and arguably the exploitation of working people as a whole. There’s a lot going on, and it’s the kind of movie that deserves to be seen again.
It’s also a movie full of references, easter eggs, and nods to not only the message that Peele is slowly trying to unravel throughout the film, but also to his other work. Here are 10 Easter eggs and references you may have missed in Jordan Peele’s Nope.
Warning: The following is full of spoilers for Nope, so make sure you’ve seen the movie before continuing.