Director: Jordan Peele
Year Released: 2022
Rancher OJ (Daniel Kaluuya), who runs the Haywood Hollywood Horses (they train them to be in movies) along with his sister Emerald (Keke Palmer), notices some strange things in the sky (for example, a cloud that doesn't move) so they install new video cameras on their property in the hopes of recording extraterrestrial life (and making money off of it) - oh, and there's also a former child actor Jupe (Steven Yeun) - who witnessed his costars get mauled on set by a chimpanzee - and he owns a Wild West Theme Park called Jupiter's Claim. You can toss around "lofty language" (the "spectacle" gets mentioned ... but I doubt anyone involved actually researched the work of Guy Debord) when trying to explain this away, but the truth is it's a colossal failure in which none of the components come together into anything resembling a coherent whole; it ends with the giant space vacuum transforming into one of the "angels" from the popular anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion ... and yet the movie itself has no "spiritual component" that I can locate. It takes winning a lot of awards and heaps of praise from the critics and press to get something this asinine and poorly conceived proper funding (the budget was roughly $68 million); to paraphrase Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface, "The man got high on his own supply."