Yet another actor known for doing comedy directs a very unique horror film???
Directed by John Krasinski, A Quiet Place is a unique horror film that shares similar concept from another horror film, 2016’s Don’t Breathe. Starring Krasinski and Emily Blunt, this film will make you grip the edge of your seat.
In the year 2020, blind ferocious creatures of unknown origin wiped out most of the human population. Survivors Evelyn (Blunt) and Lee (Krasinski) are the parents of their son Marcus (Noah Jupe) and their deaf daughter Regan (Millicent Simmonds, a real-life deaf). Together, they try to survive a world where a single sound might get them all killed.
Holy snap! I loooove this film!
Let’s start with the obvious. The film has amazingly used sound (or the lack of it) in ALL of the scenes. The sound alone has set up much of the world of the characters, and it made the audience feel like we are a part of that world – we are survivors like them. Watching this in the theater, I can’t help but feel anxious when a fellow moviegoer’s phone rang…because it made a loud sound, and that means we will all die, gehdemet!!!
And the tension! The tension building up! There was this scene with Emily Blunt, and all I can think about is “another great scene showing tension that features Emily Blunt” (I’m talking about the border scene in Sicario).
All of the actors did a wonderful job. Having them use sign language is a nice touch. They all look very cautious at everything they do. You get to think whether they are living or just surviving. Because of its use of sound, actors shine all throughout. Dialogues are not needed. In fact, the best scenes are the ones with no dialogue at all.
However, my only gripe with the film is how it ended. It feels like a totally different film with its sudden change of tone.
A Quiet Place is a perfect example of film’s two founding principles: (1) as a visual medium and (2) the importance of sound. This is. . .