A Quiet Place – Film Review

Title: A Quiet Place

Age: 15

Released: 8th April 2018

Director: John Krasinski

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery

Rating: ***** (5/5 stars)

About: In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.

Review: Rule #1: Don’t make a sound. Rule #2: Never leave the path. Rule #3: Red means run.

Wow, I loved this film.

I first saw this is the cinema ages ago. What I loved was that was everyone got really into it. The people with popcorn struggled. After their first handful, you could see the fear in their eyes at the amount of noise they made. I have never known a cinema go so quiet so quickly.

This is not a film that you will want to talk through. Silence is needed to truly enjoy and understand what this film is about. Where would we be without talking as a form of communication?

Simple things like walking becomes an impossibility here, closing a door quietly is hard, being clumsy isn’t an option. The film shows that you have to grow up quick in order to survive.

This film starts off strong, you get the shock of the lifetime. Your heart is pounding, your eyes won’t be able to leave the scream. Spoiler alert – the youngest child is gone. I think for anyone with kids, that this particular scene would be terrifying. As a parent, you do everything you can in your path to protect your children. I feel like a lot of people can relate to this film (if you got rid of the monsters and everything).

When it comes to kids, the one thing that I cannot understand when it comes to this film is why on earth did Emily Blunt’s character get pregnant? You can’t be silent when you give birth, and the child will certainly not be quiet when it’s born.

The one things that makes me even more annoyed is the fact that we see that if you go to somewhere like the waterfall – where there are loud noises, you can scream as much as you want – so why didn’t they just prepare to give birth there? She could have screamed as much as she wanted. Plus the baby could cry as loudly as it wanted. I’m probably missing something here, or I guess there would have been no story.

That’s the only issue I have with this film, to be honest.

I loved the characters, I loved the actors who played them. Millicent Simmonds who played Regan Abbott is an absolute star. I appreciated her character.

This is a film that you should definitely give a go. It will make you realize how easy you have your life. Things like me typing on my laptop would be an impossible task, due to it being too loud.

If you can make it through the film without making a noise then congratulations, you’ve just watched a thrilling and interesting film.

You might be disappointed with the ending because it does kind of leave you wanting more. But hey apparently a second film is in the making. So that’s good news.

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