Starring: Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Millicent Simmonds, John Krasinski, Noah Jupe
Director: John Krasinski
Release date: 7th June 2021
An ordinary day, in an ordinary American town.. Kids playing baseball and families spending time together. All of a sudden, there’s a disturbance up above. What looks like a meteor, is tearing across the clear blue sky and people begin to panic and run for safety. Suddenly ‘creatures’, unlike anything anyone has ever seen appear in the streets. They kill indiscriminately and some of the locals end up huddled in a shop. This is Day 1.
Fast forward to Day 474 and we are immediately in very familiar territory. Evelyn (Emily Blunt) and her three children are in transit and looking for shelter and fellow survivors. The mother carries a small baby and she and her two teenage children are walking as silently as possible across rough ground trying not to attract the attention of any ‘creatures’ nearby.. they must do whatever they need to to survive.
And so we are once again reintroduced to the world of ‘A Quiet Place’, where making any sort of sound or noise can literally get you killed. Back in 2018 we first met the Abbott family and were brought into their post-apocolyptical existence. Back then there was also the dad of the family, Lee (John Krasinsky) and he did whatever needed to be done to keep his family safe. Watchers of the first film will know how his role played out.
The beauty of this second installment includes a ‘back in time’ glimpse to a time which we were not privy to the first time around. In the first movie we were literally thrown head first into this new silent world filled with ‘creatures from another world’. It’s also a bit of a rollercoaster, in that you can be happily pootling along and all of a sudden an attack will happen and it all kicks off.
I’ll be honest with you and say that I’m not really a fan of horror films, which is what this is being billed as, but don’t let fear get the better of you and give this one a watch. The first movie struck a huge chord with movie-goers when it came out and you definitely won’t be disappointed with Part II. It has everything we need in a movie at the moment; that bit of escapism and a movie experience that we can share with our friends and family.
We’ve been away from cinemas for far too long now and ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ is a great way to get reacquainted with the Big Screen and a bucket of popcorn.