By Whit Dabney (United States)


Wow, I am at a loss for words right now. Today I went and saw A Quiet Place that was directed and starred in by John Krasinski, I am not the biggest horror movie fan I hardly even watch them, but if I see a trailer that really gets me interested about the movie then I am all for it. Take the new 2017 version of Stephen King’s IT that came out last summer. I hate clowns, but when I saw the trailer I actually thought it would be great and fun to go watch, I ended up watching the movie 4 times in theaters and buying it on Blu-Ray. And let me tell you this, I am going to definitely get A Quiet Place on Blu-Ray!

This movie went beyond my expectations and it definitely lived up to the hype around it in my opinion, right when I saw the trailer in what other movie than Father Figures, ha-ha, I wanted to watch this. First off, because I love the TV Show The Office and Krasinski stars in it as Jim Halpert, and then seeing that he was going to be in a horror movie that he is directing and alongside his real life wife Emily Blunt starring alongside him I was all for it immediately and this was definitely my most anticipated movie of this spring and I had been waiting for this movie for so long. Now enough about me talking about my hype around it let’s get into the movie.

A Quiet Place is about this family that lives in a post-apocalyptic world in isolation hiding from these creatures that now walk the earth. These creatures can only hunt you if they hear by sound if you make a noise you are basically dead immediately they will find you and attack you. This movie contains very little dialogue and mostly they speak in sign language which I thought was really cool and my girlfriend is also deaf and has a cochlear implant so that was really cool. The child actors in this are very good, the daughter, who is played by Millicent Simmonds, is deaf in the movie and actually deaf in real life, so I thought that was a very good move by the casting people.

This movie is extremely intense and very suspenseful which had me on the edge of my seat the entire movie. The CGI on the creatures was extremely good and believable and they were quite horrifying but I’m not going to get into any spoilers because I want everyone to check out this movie for themselves, but just everything from the beautiful direction by Krasinski, to the sound design, to the acting, just an all-around great film and I am definitely going to be watching this again in theaters and buying it on Blu-Ray when it comes out.

I am going to do a different grading system on my own along with the one they have here but I am going to give A Quiet Place and A. Thank you so much for reading my review I will be on here a lot just writing about movies so keep an eye out for more reviews.

Rating: 4/5



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