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“What we’re doing…it’s important, right? It’s gonna change the world?”
So asks Angel (Brandon Perea) at a quiet moment during NOPE, after all hell has broken loose. Angel’s sitting around a dinner table in a ranch house with OJ (Daniel Kaluuya) and Emerald (aka “Em,” played by Keke Palmer), the ranch owners, and Antlers Holst (Michael Wincott), a cinematographer. The four have been plotting how to prove that the phenomenon they’ve been seeing around the ranch is something real. They want to get “the impossible shot,” definitive proof, something beautiful and undeniable that can’t be ignored or forgotten by history.