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A Quiet Place

POSTED BY: SHINYGOODGUY
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 05:04
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Sunday, April 15, 2018 7:38 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


Take one part 10 Cloverfield Lane, and one part Signs, and one part War of the Worlds; mix generously, add a bit of silence and you get a wonderfully taut, suspenseful sci-fi/thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

A Quiet Place's premise is depicted smartly in it's trailers....a young family must remain quiet due to an alien invasion of creatures that attack whenever they hear a loud sound. It stars the husband and wife team of Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, on a screenplay co-written by Krasinski, Bryan Woods and Scott Beck. It is, as I stated above, a smart taut and scary movie that combines some of the elements of the above mentioned movies, with a twist....it is mostly a silent movie.

The family communicates through sign language, and the soundtrack provides the tension, as well as the action of the aliens, which are cleverly hidden throughout the movie. With a running time of 95 minutes, and a budget of just $21M, this film flies in the face of giant tent-pole blockbusters with their multi-multi million dollar budgets. But don't be fooled, this is a smart, well timed and well paced movie. And nary a frame goes to waste in this thriller. So much so, that Krasinski and company have been offered an unnamed sci-fi assignment. The movies that I compare this thriller to are good, but the suspenseful and tightly written "monster" movie far surpasses it's predecessors and you leave the theater wanting more.

What I found surprising was that it was as emotionally charged as it was scary. I really enjoyed myself watching this family survive the onslaught of these savage aliens. You are dropped point blank, right smack dab in the middle of the story as if you're experiencing the catastrophe along with them. We don't even get properly introduced to the members of the family, which I thought clever and added to the suspense. It gave off a feeling of "you are there" and you realize the terror of the invasion. Again much like Cloverfield Lane, little information was given as to how, why or when the aliens landed. The only bit of information is a reference to the numbers of days since their landing. Nothing else is known, other than they track their prey by sound. And you are there with nothing more than that going for you. Absolutely brilliant premise and set up.

Both Krasinski and Blunt are spot on as the mother and father who are desperately trying to protect their kids. Which brings me to them, the kids that is, they - Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe - are magnificent. Whoever these kids are, you will be hearing from them. One of them has a special gift, that I will reveal shortly, but trust me, it is truly remarkable how these unknown actors bring their skills to the forefront. I really liked this movie a lot. I am going to dub it one of the Top Ten of the Year 2018. Go see for yourself, you'll most likely agree.


SGG

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 7:52 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


I did a little digging and found out that actress Millicent Simmonds was also cast in the film Wonderstruck. The skill she has is that she's deaf, due to an accidental medication overdose.

She was nominated for several awards for best youth performance. She is very good in A Quiet Place.


SGG

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 8:05 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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This sounds like my kind of movie. I won't be watching any potential spoilers about it.


This is probably what the Tremors sequels could have been if the first one didn't already set the tongue in cheek tone and the sequels had more than a budget for a Happy Meal.

Man... I could watch Tremors once a year. That was such a great flick.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Monday, April 16, 2018 3:58 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


From the trailers, I had a vibe of Pitch Black. Do you feel I was mistaken?

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 5:04 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


Yep


SGG


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
From the trailers, I had a vibe of Pitch Black. Do you feel I was mistaken?


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