A Quiet Place opened this weekend and honestly, you are in for a unique movie experience. With a title like A Quiet Place, you need to understand the importance of being quiet in the theater. This movie is definitely not for those who like to have conversations during movies. Not that you should ever have conversions during a movie, but this one for sure, you need to remain quiet. I will also recommend against getting any loud snacks or snacks with loud wrappers. If you remain quiet, you will get the full effect of the movie.
Behind the Scenes
John Krasinski directs his first horror movie and knocks it out of the park. The usually comedic actor and director (he directed 2016’s The Hollars and 2009’s Brief Interviews with Hideous Men) has spent a lot of time directing himself as well. However, this time he got the chance to direct his wife, Emily Blunt. The two of them emoted perfectly on screen and you could see the obvious chemistry. The child actors also brought so much life to the film. Millicent Simmonds plays the older daughter, who is deaf. The actress herself is deaf and was able to help mold the film with her personal experiences. Most of the film’s dialogue is actually sign language.
A Quiet Place is about a family living in silence. This isn’t some Amish life; there is a purpose. Unknown monsters are in the woods and they come for any sound they hear. The family must navigate day to day life as quietly as possible, all with a baby on the way. In 90 minutes, the film opens into this mysterious silence and takes you on a suspenseful, anxious, heart-wrenching ride.
The movie makes you focus into the world through its quiet nature. You immerse yourself into this family and watch in horror as each moment passes. The movie uses subtle scares as well as jump scares, but none of them seem out of place or forced. Krasinski manages to make you take a dive and truly feel for the characters.
I fervently think you should go see this movie. It was fantastic and original. I loved almost every moment of this movie. However, if you see it, expect to sit in awkward silence, then anxious silence, and then shock and dismay. I honestly would love a video game set in this world, one where you have to stay quiet or you’re dead. I don’t want to spoil the movie so all I can say at this point is go, watch, and get ready to have your heart race for 90 minutes.