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"A Quiet Place" makes loud impressions

posted May 4, 2018, 9:37 AM by Unknown user
    Upon hearing of the concept of the newly released thriller, “A Quiet Place”, I had exceptionally high expectations. The film was released April 6 and since then has became one of the most critically acclaimed movies, soaring in the box office and claiming the number one spot. According to Box Office Mojo, “A Quiet Place” already ranks number seven in all-time grossing for horror-supernatural films.

Directed and acted by John Krasinski alongside Emily Blunt, the film takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where the family of Lee (Krasinski) and Evelyn (Blunt) Abbott live in fear -- and silence -- of the terrifying monsters that will hunt you if they hear you.

The couple has two children, a deaf daughter, Regan, portrayed by Millicent Simmonds (who is deaf in real life) and a younger son, Marcus, portrayed by Noah Jupe. The family seemingly has the silent-life down to a tee, but an unexpected turn of events puts them in great risk and increased vulnerability.

Because the family is forced into a lifestyle of reduced noise, the film itself is near silent for most of its screenplay. Although this proved itself annoying in a theatre full of popcorn-eaters, it amplified the terror and suspense of the story and had a way of absorbing the audience into the lives of its characters.

Expectedly, the performances of Krasinski and Blunt were brilliant throughout the entire movie and perhaps less expectedly, Simmonds and Jupe were equally as impressive. The concept of the movie was fresh and definitely worked. Because the film was well acted and had a strong plot that included many jump scares and thought-provoking scenarios, I give “A Quiet Place” five out of five cardinal heads.