Movie watchers turned out to watch the premiere of Joe No, Jordan Peele’s new science-fiction alien horror thriller starring Keke Palmer, Daniel Kaluuya and Steven Yoon, left theaters with a lot of questions this weekend. The most common and pointed one was, “What was up with that weird-ass UFO?”
While Peele’s latest, dubbed by the “Jean Jacket”, is at the center of a supernatural threat No While the protagonists OJ (“Otis Jr.”) and Emerald Heywood, are commonly referred to as UFOs (Unknown Flying Object) at the beginning of the film, the alternative term – UAP, or “unknown aerial phenomenon” – is perhaps more accurate. But that word doesn’t come close to describing the true nature of the creature, which was taken from various sources.
[Ed. note: Major spoilers ahead for Nope.]
Over the course of the film, the Uap assumes a number of terrifying forms, rendering it almost something like a cross between a shark, a flying saucer, a manta ray, a flat docile man-eating eyeball, and a “biblically accurate” angel. makes.
We’ve pulled together a short list of the known influences behind the creature’s design so that we can handle the cat we were looking at.
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Steven Spielberg’s work is a major influence on the bizarre appearance and unmistakable motivations of supernatural horror. Jean Jacket’s behavior and mannerisms are similar to the great white sharks of Spielberg’s 1975 summer blockbuster jaw,
Aside from the appetites of unsuspecting humans, the biggest similarity between Jean Jacket and Jaws (or “Bruce,” the crew’s nickname for the animatronic shark used in the film) is that each creature was featured in most of their respective films. How little is seen. Peele adopts Spielberg’s approach to suggesting the presence of the antagonist rather than showing it explicitly, and wraps that approach into the film’s larger themes, even at the cost of one’s own conscience or life. Also, about the dangers of looking for spectacle.
Sequel from Neon Genesis Evangelion
One of the most common comparisons made to moviegoers NoThis weekend was the creature for the other antagonist of Hideki Anno’s 1995 apocalyptic mecha anime. Neon Genesis Evangelion – To the creatures. is referred to as “Angels.”
in the universe of Neon Genesis Evangelion, “Angel” is the term used to describe a mysterious species of giant creatures, an ancestral form of mankind that have been dormant in and around Earth for countless millennia. Throughout the series, the secretive secret society SEELE, and NERV, the secret government agency led by Commander Gendo Ikari, collectively invoke the wrath of the so-called Angels, awakening them from their centuries-old slumber and attempting to destroy humanity. does. ,
The Jean Jacket’s appearance and design most closely resembles that of Sequel, the Tenth Angel, who appears in the 12th episode of the original 1995 anime, “A Miracle Worth”, and the second film in the reconstruction of the Evangelion tetralogy. Evangelion 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance, In the episode and film, Angel inexplicably appears on a crash course in Earth orbit with the city of Tokyo-3, prompting the NeRV and Evangelion pilots to coordinate a race to stop the creature before it collides with Earth and destroys the surrounding city. is forced to. ,
Although Jordan Peele has not come out and is explicitly quoted Neon Genesis Evangelion as an effect on NoHe publicly clarified his fanfare of the series on Twitter in the days before the film’s release:
coincidence? I do not think so!
purple people eater
late in a scene No, Michael Wincott’s gravel-voiced cinematographer Antler Holst ironically recounts the lyrics of Sheb Woolley’s 1958 comedy rock song “The Purple People Eater”, while Antler and the protagonist jean jacket to receive an iconic “Oprah shot”. hatch their plot to entice him into hiding. of extraterrestrial life. While the jean jacket isn’t purple, doesn’t reveal anything like a horn, and certainly doesn’t seem inspired by anything close to a love of rock ‘n’ roll, it certainly demonstrates a preference for food. Which is “not too hard,” like the statue of a horse that he eats and passes out partially through the film.
Jellyfish, Squid and Other Real Life Aquatic Creatures
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In an interview with Thrillist, Caltech professor John O. Dabiri discussed his experience working as a consultant on UFO (or UAP) design. No, describes the organism as a mixture of various terrestrial aquatic organisms such as jellyfish, squid and octopus. “I took them to our lab here at Caltech,” Dabiri says. “When we feed our jellyfish, they have what are called oral arms, which are almost silk-like ribbons that are released at the end and are displayed when they feed. In my lab, the analogy between feeding times has been shown. It’s really nice to see, when we put little baby shrimp in there and they’re all pulled up and caught with tentacles, the same kind of hoist you see at the end of the movie, of the jean jacket.”
Among the various species of jellyfish, Dabiri specifically cited the ghost knifefish as a direct influence on the design of the gene jacket, comparing its ability to generate electric fields to an EMP field, which in its Capable of dissipating all electrical power to the surroundings.