Okay, let’s just start with the fact that I didn’t see the first film because as I stated numerous times over the years…I don’t do horror. Needless to say, I was told by numerous sources that this was more of a thriller than a horror film. They lied!!!! I literally pulled back muscles from jumping . I’m not sure if I jumped because I was actually scared or if it was the sound effects that were wearing me out. What I will say is that regardless of it all, is that A Quiet Place Part II is anything but quiet in tone, plot or message.
Directed and written by John Krasinski, this much anticipated sequel, picks up after following the deadly events, the Abbott family now faces terrors of the outside world as they continue fighting for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize these creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path. Opening with a LItttle League game that quickly truns into a run for your life scenerio, its the sound design by Malte Bieler that will un-nerve audiences from first frame to the last.
Signing minimizes the dialogue, but does not by any stretch of the imagination, reduce the terror thrill ride for the entire 97 minute running time. The production design by Jess Gonchor attributes to the imagination of this post-apocalypitc world with single pumps, purses, empty trainer cars with cropses run amok. LEt me just say that there is action scene on a pier that wore me all the way out!!!
As brilliant as Emily Blunt is, it’s her young co-stars Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe that literally steal the show! They are simply brilliant and prove that children, when raised and taught well are very capable of taking care of themselves and their parents if need be. It’s the children that are running it, keeping the creatures at bay with sound and firearm power when necessary.
Produed by Paramount Pictures, A Quiet Place Part II is an emotionally stressful, high-octane, jump out of your skin suspense thriller. Get ready to plac yoru body in traction fro the fear when it rolls into thieatres on May 28th