March 30, 2023
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“A Quiet Place”. Following the events at home, the Abbott family now faces the terrors of the outside world. They are forced to venture into the unknown; they realize the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking beyond the sand path.

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quick states

  • Rating: 8.0
  • Director: John Krasinski
  • Genres: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Stars: Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Cillian Murphy
  • Writers: John Krasinski, Scott Beck
  • Certificate: PG-13 (terror, violence, bloody images)
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Release Date: 2021
  • AKA: A Quiet Place
  • Filming Location: New York, USA
  • Runtime: 97 min

” A Quiet Place Part II ” movie review

Although A Quiet Place Part II does not quite succeed in capturing what made the first part eerily successful; it does manage to present a lot of exciting and frightening scenes. Leaving the audience immersed thanks to its focus on the characters; the influential performance of the returning cast and the wonderful new addition Cillian Murphy.

Director John Krasinski is playing with a bigger world this time, expanding this devastated world; even as he masterfully deals with the expectations and formulas created by the many films and other series centered around the end of the world.

Through the Abbots’ survival attempt, they meet another survivor named Emmett; and the question of whether or not this man can be trusted is the source of much of the movie’s suspense. Cillian Murphy performs so convincingly as Emmett; with his scenes with Millicent Symonds’ Reagan being among the sexiest scenes in A quiet Place. The character of Emmett could have been delved deeper and further developed; but Murphy succeeds in imparting a sense of pity, mystery, and tension to this deeply broken man.

Symonds once again puts on a fantastic performance as we see Reagan struggle to fill the void left by her father’s death. She’s the main movie star here instead of Emily Blunt’s Evelyn, who gets two particularly notable scenes, one with Murphy; and the other with Marcus represented by Noah Job, which reveal just how powerful and under-appreciated Blunt can be. But this is definitely a Symonds movie that manages to cleverly pull its weight.

The basis of A Quiet Place Part II is similar to the first part: run; hide and be silent if you know your best interests. But the second part uses a multi-story approach that sometimes drains the viewer’s patience.

A Quiet Place Part II Trailer

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While the touching journeys of Reagan and Marcus allow the film to end perfectly for these two characters, the ending itself appears surprising and unexpected and does not allow for the complete sense of relief that some might hope, given all the chops in the story (we can’t explain more without spoiling).

The second part also reveals the world before the frightening creatures wipe out most of humanity, with flashback shots showing some of A Quiet Place’s biggest action moments and visual effects reminiscent of the 2005 movie War of the Worlds. Thanks to Krasinski’s high skill in creating these action-packed scenes And his terrifying Spielbergic moments, his understanding of the characters and performance is what makes the original film and this second part so realistic and poignant. These characters seem real, so the same is true for the terrifying creatures they encounter.


By opening the story to a larger world, A Quiet Place Part II delves into the myriad of dangerous post-apocalyptic scenarios that anyone who has ever watched any movie or series set in such an environment will recognize. The film navigates brilliantly in this familiar atmosphere without letting the characteristic elements of this genre weaken it. Not much unexpected can be done in films set at the end of the world, but A Quiet Place Part II largely keeps its strides steady even though it walks through a familiar land we’ve seen so often with previous works.

On a technical level; A Quiet Place Part II is a testament to the impressive sound design similar to the original film. The strategic use of noise and silence is significantly exploited here as we follow a hearing-impaired Reagan through moments that are completely silent or where Evelyn uses noise strategically to mislead a hidden monster.

In Conclusion

And while the movie introduces horrendously terrifying moments that make you jump out of your seat, it is more concerned with escalating tension and discomfort in serving the action scenes rather than outright horror. Thus, A Quiet Place Part II is closer to the action-packed Aliens movie than the first movie; which is closer to the horrifying movie that gives the feeling of claustrophobic Alien. Consequently, some may not find Part II as terrifying as its first part, but it is still very enjoyable.

While A Quiet Place Part II does not completely outgrow A Quiet Place Part I, nor does it succeed exactly with its multi-story mechanism and scene-cutter that it employs, it remains a very exciting integral part with great performances from the actors. Director John Krasinski is expanding the world of A Quiet Place with a larger cast, a greater variety of action scenes, and more monster scenes, but fortunately, despite the great prospects for the film, he never neglects the emotional and emotional relationship between the characters that made The first movie is very successful.

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