A Quiet Place
Reviewed by: Cockatoo 34
There is much to like in this movie. It was a brave and original choice to explore horror in mainly silence with actors using their eyes and body language to convey the myriad of emotions that forces them to live in this manner in order to exist. The musical score helped bring the tension felt by the audience. The visual introduction of the monster towards the middle of the story was a good touch which kept viewers hanging in anticipation. Emily Blunt (the mother) was stellar and stole the show with her top notch performance that was so compelling. Her eyes were not only expressive but pulls you right into her character. Now the bad part. As much as I wanted to push this movie upward towards the stratosphere due to its “outside of the box” angle in the horror genre, when secrets are revealed with regards to the monsters’ fallibility and utter demise when equating how it wiped out most of the human population is completely ludicrous. I don’t want to list the obvious plot holes and weak writing that sets up the story as a whole but to accept that we, as a human race, was decimated mostly when the solution is rather elementary and easily carried out is down right stupid. I understand that it’s a movie and some liberties should be allowed but to have such a catastrophic dystopian start and then reveal later on that the monsters can be killed this way, or they can be distracted this way and so on and so forth is an insult to anyone above the age of 7. It’s infuriating that this is so and even more so how the adverts were saying this is the best horror film ever and garnered a 95% Rotten Tomato rating from critics. Really? It makes me question the validity of these systems and wonder where is the integrity? I love Emily Blunt and John Krasinski as actors and wish them well in all their current and future projects but this film, when rated as a whole is a big let down. If I was writing this screenplay I would advise that maybe they should have revealed that 2 types of monsters invaded and the first type (a more formidable one) that killed most of the human race were also killed completely and the second type of monster, that is featured in the movie, is the one left existing that the Abbott family is currently battling would have been more believable!