This post was originally published on Facebook on June 8, 2018.
A Quiet Place is definitely the best movie I’ve seen this year. It meets all the expectations of one who knows it’s the story of a family that lives in a future, not too far from this one,where alien creatures have invaded the world and have turned it into a silent place – a quiet place – because they are blind and attack anything that produces sound.
Although it is in the “horror” genre, A Quiet Place deserves all the praises it has been getting and even an Oscar nom for Best Original Screenplay for extraordinarily depicting a quiet world with just one family.
The family uses sign languages to communicate – subtitles provided – but the opening tragedy steals all hearts away as much as the closing one.
A Quiet Place didn’t attempt to be the usual horror flick that ends with the ‘heroes standing tall’ or the ‘Wrong Turn’ type of ‘everyone dies at the end’ movie. It had the Oscar ending that leaves one major plot question unanswered and doesn’t even try to hint at what happens after the credit rolls.
However, A Quiet Place gave our heroes an out but it’s them against the world. How does it end?
I’m not a fan of horror but this is beautiful. John Krasinski is my new favorite director + actor. Emily Blunt is my new Best Supporting Actress and the horror genre will no longer be shoved away on my watchlist.
Rawson Marshall Thurber’s heist comedy is devoid of any form of imagination and the presence of three of the biggest stars in the world doesn’t help because the bland jokes and sloppy reenactments of heist tropes overshadows their star power.