Saturday, April 7, 2018
MOVIE REVIEW: A QUIET PLACE
A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.
Director: John Krasinski
Cast: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cade Woodward
Release Date: April 6, 2018
Genres: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Rated PG-13 for terror and some bloody images
Runtime: 1h 30min
A Quiet Place is a well crafted horror film that uses tension and sound as a tool with incredible precision. John Krasinski shows off some serious directorial chops setting up his premise and scenes during this horror thriller. Nothing is terribly ground breaking, especially for seasoned horror fans, but every sequence is executed so well that you can’t help but admire the craftsmanship. Fede Álvarez 2016 film Don’t Breathe recently mined a similar trope but Krasinski adds a splash of Aliens into the mix, adding a layer of visceral terror to his film. The plot itself is paper thin, were given little to no backstory, and if you think about the overall idea too much it’ll fall apart. Strong performances from Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds and Emily Blunt make it easier to overlook some of the more glaring plot holes. While there is a plenty to love about this film it does start to feel like it doesn’t know where to go especially in the final act. The ultimate solution ends up echoing Mars Attack which is strange but somehow appropriate.