A Quiet Place Part II is a 2020 American horror film and the sequel to the 2018 film A Quiet Place, both of which follow a family that is forced to navigate and survive in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by blind monsters with an acute sense of hearing. The sequel was written and directed by John Krasinski under the studio Paramount Pictures. Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe reprise their roles from the first film, and Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou joined the cast. Krasinski also returns from the first film in a small role, seen in flashback sequences set before the first film.
The film had its world premiere in New York City on March 8, 2020, and after over a year of postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on May 28, 2021. It will then be available to stream on Paramount+ 45 days after its theatrical debut.
There are 24 critic reviews on Metacritic and 49 on Rotten Tomatoes which are mostly positive and almost the same. So, since this movie has been due for almost a year and we haven’t been able to watch it we are here to give you a review report combining the overall review to let you know if the movie is worth the shot.
The movie is about 1 hour 40 minutes long, most of the movie was spent in a state of hushed suspense, as the Abbotts made every effort to avoid the detection of creatures with incredibly sensitive hearing. What is interesting about this film is that it quite persuasively shows us a post-post-apocalyptic situation. In just a short time, cringing, cowed humanity has evolved into a beaten colonized life form and then evolved one step further down, into feral beings who soundlessly turn on each other. The thrilling sequences give the film plenty of adrenaline at its beginning and end.
Part II is very much about the Abbott children learning to stand on their own two feet — although she remains effortlessly authentic as a beleaguered, resilient mother. And because we know the Abbotts fairly well after A Quiet Place, Krasinski devotes the sequel’s brief running time primarily to putting them in increasingly horrifying situations, cross-cutting between separate suspenseful plot lines so the simultaneous terrors are even greater than the sum of their parts.
Overall, A Quiet Place Part II makes for an excellent continuation that offers the thrills and feels audiences fell for previously. It doesn’t reinvent the wheel, nor does it shake up the formula at all. Meaning if you aren’t a fan of the first film, this sequel likely won’t win you over. It will, however, offer surprises in terms of narrative; the marketing kept things pretty close to the chest and Krasinski takes the Abbott family to some unexpected places in this chapter. There are plenty of well-earned scares and some that don’t pack as strong a punch as they once did. Murphy is a fantastic addition. A Quiet Place Part II makes for a satisfying, worthwhile sequel.
Final Score: [7.5/10]
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