‘A Quiet Place Part II‘ sees John Krasinski taking over writing duties as well as return to direct. It was released into theaters through Paramount Pictures.
After dealing with the death of their patriarch Lee Abbott (John Krasinski), his widow Evelyn (Emily Blunt), deaf daughter Regan (Millicent Simmonds), son Marcus (Noah Jupe), and their newborn set out towards a fire signal they see in the distance following the destruction of the farm by feral aliens who sense by sound. Knowing that Regan’s earpiece and a microphone cause the aliens distress, they rig a speaker to use as they travel. After they arrive at the abandoned factory, they are attacked by aliens but are saved by family friend Emmett (Cillian Murphy), who is grieving the death of his wife. After they hear the song “Beyond the Sea” over the radio they realize there are people out there that they want to find, but Emmett warns them that there are scarier things out there than the aliens.
While I am not prepared to say that this movie is better than its predecessor, I am prepared to say that it is an excellent film. I was hooked from the first scene, as the family continued to survive while facing new challenges and threats. The plot builds right off from the first and you are pulled into their journey.
As the newcomer, Murphy was excellent broken from the events that transpired in his life. Djimon Hounsou has a small but significant role and he does a good job. That goes for the rest of the cast. Blunt, Jupe, and Simmonds all do a good job showing how each of their characters have grown from the first film. It is crafted very well and I applaud their acting.
Krasinski definitely has made himself out to be a stand-out actor, director, and writer. I applaud how he is able to make a horror film that does not rely on gratuitous gore or four-letter words. It earns the scares and that is impressive. He has gone from entertaining us in the sitcom context to sending chills down our spine on the big screen. Supposedly, there is a spin-off and a sequel coming our way. I look forward to seeing the end of the trilogy.
Bottom line, A Quiet Place Part II is thrilling, shocking, and terrifying. The story of the Abbott family pulls you into their journey and fight for survival.
PARENTAL CONCERNS: Strong violence, Frightening sequences, Disturbing images
FAVORITE QUOTE: You don’t know do you? Well I do. The people out there aren’t worth saving.
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