A Quiet Place Part II is a film which comes written and directed by John Krasinski who also wrote and directed A Quiet Place (2018). The film stars Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou. The film follows on from the events of the first film. In Part II, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking beyond the sand path.
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A Quiet Place Part II Review
This was one of my most anticipated movies to see this year. The first film was one that I really loved and I still do to this day. The thing about both of these films though, is that they’re both way better to see at the cinema than at home. This is because most of the experience you get out of these two films is not exactly the plot or the visuals, it’s all about the sound. Things are quiet in A Quiet Place part 1 and 2. They’re sci-fi/horror films about a family living in a apocalyptic society, where monsters will come out of nowhere and kill anyone that makes too much noise. Due to this, the audience is drawn into watching the characters try to move around in a world where they have to stay quiet and a lot of emphasis is placed on sounds within the film. This is best experienced at the cinema because when you are drawn into the film like this, with a dozens of other people in the room, you hear everything. When a jump scare does come, people actually do jump back in their seats, I saw it happen and that’s due to immersion in the scene. I love seeing that and you can only really experience that in a big full cinema.
In this film you will follow the same three key family members that we got to know in the first film. Evelyn (Emily Blunt), Regan (Millicent Simmonds) and Markus (Noah Jupe). Basically these characters have ventured out of their old home and they’re looking for a way to survive in the world. They know that they can take down the monsters by using high frequency sounds which does help them, but they’re mainly looking for a new safe place to reside as they’ve got a baby to look after. The film will introduce the audience to a new character Emmett (Cillian Murphy) who does help out the family with both monster and human threats. I won’t go too much more into the plot of the film, but it will keep you as an audience member interested throughout 1h 37 minute run time. The only thing I felt once it did finish, was that maybe it was maybe too short of a time with these characters and another half an hour or 20 minutes would have been great.
The actors all do a great job, Emily Blunt always is great and did some good work with this film. So too was Cillian Murphy. But it was Millicent Simmonds who is the star of this film. She plays the young girl in the family, who has hearing issues. She brought great emotion to the role and towards the end her screen presence was strongly felt. It seemed to me coming out of this film, that it’s likely the kids, both Regan and Markus who are likely to take the lead if there ever were to be a third film in this series.
I highly recommend watching A Quiet Place Part II, especially if you are a fan of the first one. The actors are all great and the story is told to us through actions the characters make in the film on screen, rather than through dialogue or a random character being there just for exposition. As a viewer, all you need to do is simply immerse yourself in this film, watch what the characters are doing, listen to the sounds they make closely and you’ll likely get something positive from the experience. John Krasinski did a great job with this film, as a director, he was able to facilitate the immersion that the audience was seeking after seeing Part 1 and yet again impresses with his ability to draw us all in and maybe scare a few of us too. Happy to recommend this as a film to see this weekend.
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A Quiet Place Part II Review
An awesome second part that to the franchise which picks up just after where the first one left us off. John Krasinski does a great job at immersing the audience into the world of A Quiet Place and will certainly make a few in the audience jump at least once.
- Great immersion
- Millicent Simmonds did exceptionally well with her role here
- Use of sound is unlike anything else this year
- Could of been 20 minutes longer
- Storyline 0
- Sound 0
- Acting 0