Film Review: A Quiet Place

It’s taken long enough, but I finally got around to viewing A Quiet Place, a dystopic, science-fiction film starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, alongside the two children they have together in the film, Regan and Marcus.

The film depicts the everyday life of this family in their struggle to survive in a world plagued by extraterrestrial creatures who hunt by sound. Forced to live in complete silence, the family communicates with each other via sign language, which I assume they were fortunate enough to know prior to being forced to live in silence because their daughter, Regan, is deaf.

I don’t want to give away spoilers or ruin the film for anyone who has yet to see it, but the first five minutes reveal a crucial incident that leads to several events that occur throughout the duration of the film.

I’m not going to lie, as much as I was anticipating seeing this film, I was slightly skeptical of how it could live up to the rave reviews it’s received when there is literally no dialogue in it, aside from subtitles that display what the family is saying via sign language. Lone behold, I was incredibly wrong because this film is a bloody masterpiece. The acting is spot-on, the suspense is incredulous, and the choice of music is impeccable.

I find it fascinating how Krasinski and Blunt are married not only in this film, but further in reality, and the chemistry between the two is undeniable. I was engrossed in their relationship from the moment the movie began playing, right up until the very end. The acting portrayed by their two children, Millicent Simmons as Regan and Nolan Jupe as Marcus, is also incredible considering their ages, and I don’t the casting could have been better.

Give this film a watch. You won’t be disappointed.

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