Hello and welcome to Trailer Talk, where I look at a trailer for an upcoming movie, television show or video game, give some information about the show, then share my thoughts. When it comes to movies with a plot that involves a mystery I’ll even give my best educated guess on who the villain is. This is very similar to what Dre and I do with 2 Guys 1 Trailer but in text form. Hopefully we’ll be back recording soon, but for now please use the theatre of the mind to imagine me saying this in front of a green screen. Today I’m taking a look at Nope.


The residents of a lonely gulch in inland California bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery. (Source)

Breakdown and Theory

What would seem like just another alien movie can’t be, especially when Jordan Peele is not only directing but writing the movie. In the years post Key and Peele, Jordan Peele has shown everyone that comedy isn’t his only avenue. So when you see the trailer to the move Nope you can’t look at the poster and alien hand and think that it’s that straight forward. Let’s start with the beginning and the footage of “The Galloping Horse”, which was filmed in 1878. Then we get some history about an black ranch that has been helping with horses in Hollywood, in fact they’re the only all black horse training family in Hollywood. You see a green screen being used for either a commercial or movie close up, so this has to be modern. As a ranch needs to be, theirs is very secluded with room for the horses to run and get the exercise they need while also being trained. One night there are 4 mysterious lights and are shown and the horse that’s out being tended to runs away. You then hear “what is a bad miracle”, which is probably referring to a miracle that they found something, but it’s bad because they don’t know what it is and probably don’t trust it. From the shots of the ranch we see, there is no one around and only tall mountains. Next we a quick shot of a horse in a plastic or glass box, which may be used for training or the key to what ever is there. What if horses are integral to these aliens, like they eat them in return for knowledge or insurance that they stay the only Black horse trainers. These aliens may turn into their very own brute squad doing their bidding. We see more quick cuts and the first shot of a cloud with what looks to be the string from party decorations. It’s almost like the multicolored triangles they hang at used car lots. We also see more horses racing away from a looming shadow, a boy get sucked up into the air and then the date of the movie’s release. It would be easy to come out and say that there aren’t any aliens and those were just movie scenes, but then what is with those clouds.

My theory is that this is situation like that movie The Village. The only reason why these people are the only black horse trainers is because there is a whole city being housed a huge facility where night and day are artificial. Those mountains they are surrounded by are the edge of the set and those lights that were shown are big spotlights that are used for the artificial daylight. Disappearing people are just people being re-casted. There’s even a used car lot in the scenes so whatever is in that cloud got it caught on those decorations I mentioned above. I think the ending will be them finding out that inside that cloud is the control center and this is being live streamed like in The Truman Show.

By Taylor

Taylor is one half of Media Discord and resides in Orange County, CA. He grew up loving video games, comics and movies. His favorite game is Chrono Trigger and his favorite comic book character is Deadpool.