Jordan Peele has developed a number of skills during his filmmaking career, including trickly simple plots that conceal layers of meaning. There are also outrageous science fiction elements, such as evil duplicates and brain transplants, as well as distinct visuals, from a pair of golden scissors to a man who appears in the "Sunken Place."
Get Out is the first film to feature Andre Hayworth (Lakeith Stanfield) abducted by a mysterious figure while strolling through the suburbs. "Be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is good and acceptable." As Chris and his girlfriend Rose Armitage (Allison Williams) visit their parents for the weekend, Chris begins to notice a growing list of disturbing events.
The whole thing leads to the revelation that the Armitages are kidnapping Black men and women and performing brain surgery on them in order to enlist the support of their peers in order to obtain the "natural advantages" they believe Black people have. Rose, who has lured dozens of victims to the Armitage house, is the latest in a long line of victims.
Peele's films emphasize the importance of "man playing God." Dean more or less promises Chris that he will die someday as he escapes, killing Dean, Missy, and Jeremy in the process. Rose also suffers a horrific fate as Chris rescues Walter (Marcus Henderson) from the vengeance of her grandfather.
Peele's sophomore film, Us, combines biblical truth and horror with an inhumane group of beings known as the "Tethered," who attack Adelaide Wilson (Lupita N'yongo) and their children. As the film unravels the mystery of the Tethered, it's revealed that Adelaide's clone Red was created underground and took her place.
As Red became vengeful and plotted to take back her life, other Tethered are shown to look at her as a messiah, especially when they realize she's not like them; others are shown killing their counterparts, including the Wilsons' neighbors, the Tylers; and as the film's end implies, the Tethered will continue to devastate the entire country.
Nope opens with a Bible verse from the prophet Nahum: "I will pelt you with filth, I will treat you with contempt, and make you a spectacle." Once again, this refers to the movie's "UFO" Jean Jacket, which pays little attention for its victims, but leaves destruction in its wake, devouring whatever looks at it. And once again, man's arrogance leads to his failure, particularly when Ricky "Jupe" Park (Steven Yeun) is involved
Jupe tries to make a living off of a tragic event by offering a horse as an offering to Jean Jacket before a live audience. However, the extraterrestrial ends up devouring him and his companions, resulting in a horrifying spectacle. And later in the film, Jean Jacket changes from its standard "UFO" shape to a winged, more ethereal one.