'No,' says the driver of the motorcycle. Who Was that guy on the motorcycle?

'No,' says the driver of the motorcycle. Who Was that guy on the motorcycle? ...

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Jordan Peeles Nope is brimming with spine-chilling terror and dread, many of which are red herring scares. Fake-outs. Right at the start of the climactic final quarter of the film, as OJ (Daniel Kalluya), Em (Keke Palmer), Angel (Brandon Perea), and Holst (Michael Wincott) are about to set an elaborate trap to finally catch the all-consuming monster

Who is this guy? A fed? A private investigator? A humanoid alien, somehow connected to Jean Jacket?

No. It's just a TMZ reporter who is out to capture footage of Jean Jacket and an interview with Em, hoping to sell the entire package to some network for whatever outrageous amount of money this spectacular content would be worth. In an attempt to uncover the core of the bizarre events at Jupes (Steven Yeun) Star Lasso Experience, the guy takes off on his bike with his camera propped up in preparation to capture some seriously weird footage.

Peele has a particular purpose here, as it may seem like an unnecessary detail, a minor thing that disrupts the flow of the most unrelentingly suspenseful scenes. The reporter comes for no other reason than to make some quick money off the supernatural phenomena, the sort of irrational behavior that eventually leads to his demise.

Wherever Jean Jacket goes, electricity stops. That's why Holst installs a non-electric film camera in an attempt to capture footage of the creature. Naturally, the reporter's bike suddenly malfunctions, sending the poor guy across the dusty desert. Instead, he pleads for OJ to record some footage of him lying in his mangled post-accident wreck.

He is sadly sucked up by Jean Jacket, who quickly digested him along with Jupe and his Star Lasso attendees. And as he lived, he died as he lived: following the spectacular and scoop-worthy.

For several reasons, it is a brilliant addition to one of the film's most pivotal moments. For one, it helps to tie in one of the film's core overarching themes, such as Lucky The Horses' dismay at seeing his own reflection, as well as the electrical-stopping power of Jean Jackets' aura. For another, it's just exceptional cinematography, blending the suspenseful with the comedic (you can use my camera the reporter grans as he asks for

Peele has demonstrated his innocence in a film that is laden with disturbing, terrifying images that are very real and unthreatening. Like the sudden appearance of a horrendous praying mantis face before the Haywoods' surveillance camera, the sudden appearance of an eerie-spoken man in a mirrored helmet conjures immediate shock. What may be an ominous threat is revealed as nothing but a TMZ reporter seeking a quick buck.

There's nothing mysterious or unusual here. It's just a normal guy, a paparazzo of sorts, who talks much more creepily than he needs to.