A Quiet Place (2018)
Director: John Krasinski
Main Stars: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Nah Jupe, Cade Woodward
Storyline: A family needs to be silent as monsters exist that feed off of sound.
Review (Spoils): Two parents are trying to protect their kids and survive as the world seems to be over run by spider like creatures that feed off sound. They try their damnest to not make any noise it is bound to happen as children grow and make mistakes. The film feeds off this simple plot, but it has very clever ideas on how the family survives in this battle against the sound monsters.
The father (John Krasinski) and mother (Emily Blunt) try their hardest to protect their family including their deaf daughter Regan (Millicent Simmonds). The storyline does not hint or go into what are the creatures or why things are happening but instead plays it smart and focuses on how the parents construct to live in such a world. Some examples of this is using sign language, light colored light bulbs, using over sounds to cover up theirs etc. For a simple story line this film did it right.
We have fun monsters, nasty bloody nail in the foot and an interesting child birth without sound. The monsters move pretty fast so there is not much on the gore, but the film plays on intensity trust me.
Rating: As being a father of 2 young kids this film really pulled on the heart strings from the get-go. If you are a parent, you have been warned this intense of the survive really drags you into the film. That alone made this movie a trap for attention. The monsters are done well even though it does scream a little bit of Stranger Things. Well done John Krasinski!