A Quiet Place (2018)
Dir. John Krasinski
Starring John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds
“In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.”
This is how thrillers should be done. I was on the edge of my seat about 4 separate times! I love and appreciate the notion of a simple story. Simple stories lead to exaggerated visions and the chance to really create an impact on your audience instead of ending up with scenes that aren’t necessary. (I’m a bit passionate about this concept because of film school, okay?) Despite being called A Quiet Place, it’s eery to realize just how much silence is utilized in the film. The most you’ll be able to hear is the atmosphere unless you’re in Regan’s (Simmonds) POV, then you won’t hear much at all. The slightest of noises make the audience jump for fear that the creatures will appear to catch a character. And at first we don’t get to see a clear glimpse of the creature so it builds our fear of them for the climax of the film when we get to see 3 of them at once. The story was great and well-written for not a lot of dialogue, the camera work was detailed and kept us in the POV’s of the characters or made us feel like characters ourselves, but SOUND design is really what makes the movie. And with any movie the sound can make or break it, but because the importance of this sound and with its minimalism one can really learn to appreciate the people behind the design. Thank you, sound people.
Personal Rating: Yes!
Rotten Tomatoes: 95% 🍅
IMDb: 7.8/10 ⭐️