The hype surrounding “A Quiet Place” has been tremendous, the marketing machine behind this movie certainly accomplished it’s task of generating buzz. The trailers were mysterious and compelling, and I immediately marked this down as I movie I needed to see.
I have never been much of a scary movie in theater’s kind of guy but based on the reviews, I bit my lip, and decided to buy my ticket.
The movie establishes the importance of silence very early on and it assures you that, even without the spoken word, you will bond with the character’s emotionally.
As the story move’s forward it begins to delve into the day to day life in this new world. It seems the whole point of this portion of the movie is to reaffirm the importance of silence, ultimately preparing the viewers for what’s coming next. The only way to properly communicate this portion of the movie is – the deafening silence will leave you clenching your armrest in anticipation for what’s next.
There is one climactic moment that puts into motion the events that will forever change the Abbot’s family lives. Once this happens the whole movie takes a turn and it becomes a incredibly stressful, suspenseful, and thrilling roller coaster of emotions.
I wouldn’t go as far as saying this movie is the scariest movie I’ve ever seen but it is by far the most stressful, John Krasinski did a excellent job of leaving you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. I felt physically drained after this movie.
This movie tops my list as one of the best thrillers I’ve ever seen, the cinematography, the dialogue (Or lack their of), and just about every aspect of the film meshed together beautifully to make a masterpiece of modern thriller cinema.
The acting was incredible, John and Emily were perfect together and the Kids, Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds showed the emotionally range of seasoned Hollywood Veterans.
Well done John and cast, Well done.
Jump Factor: 8/10