A Quiet Place Part II Review
What’s It About?
Set in a not too distant future, the Earth has been taken over by aliens who will kill anything that makes a noise. A Quiet Place follows one particular family, The Abbotts, and their desperate struggle for survival.
Who’s In It?
Emily Blunt (Young Victoria, Edge Of Tomorrow, & The Girl On The Train)
Cillian Murphy (28 Days Later, Inception & Peaky Blinders)
Other notables include:
Noah Jupe (The Man With The Iron Heart, Suburbicon & Wonder)
Millicent Simmonds (Wonderstruck)
Director: John Krasinski (Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, The Hollars & A Quiet Place)
After the huge success of the first film, director John Krasinski had the challenging task of opening up this claustrophobic monster horror - and by and large he has succeeded.
The film opens with a flashback just before life goes to hell, and Krasinksi himself cameos in the opening scenes. It is a great way to take the audience back into that world and adds some immediate danger and excitement, before moving to the present day as Evelyn and her two kids Regan and Marcus plus baby navigate the apocalyptic world, finally armed with a way of defeating the monsters.
Emily Blunt once again excels as the driven mother, and Cillian Murphy adds a new dynamic as their neighbour, but once more it is the children, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe who more impress in this sequel.
Director John Krasinski impresses once again, with a wonderfully shot film, maintaining the balance of action and tension. The story is a little more straightforward, though that certainly doesn’t detract.
If there had to be one criticism it would be the air of certainty that another film will inevitably follow, rather than Part II being self contained, but if Krasinski manages a third film as well as the first two, then audiences will be in for a treat.
In A Nutshell:
A wonderful sequel which lives up to the original, with a fantastic cast. Roll on Part III.
Millicent Simmonds who essentially carries this film.
The fact that it pretty much lives up to the first film – which was cracking.
A fantastic opening scene.