A Quiet Place (2018)

Plot: If you make a sound, they’ll hunt you and they’ll kill you.

Director: John Krasinski

Starring: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe.

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I’m so excited to write this blog because I want every single person to see this film. I admire it so much for its difference and intensity. It’s a special film. It made me feel things I’ve never felt in a cinema before. The lack of dialogue made the film so much more intense and the sound design often made me feel like I was there with the characters. The story dragged me in and captivated me for every single second.

Without dialogue, the filmmakers were given a unique experience to mess around with different sounds and it’s the sound that makes this film so unique. There were even moments of complete silence. No atmosphere, no ambience, no nothing and I’ve never experienced that before. It was incredible.

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I couldn’t even fault this film if I wanted to. There wasn’t anything I didn’t like apart from the fact that Emily Blunt’s character got pregnant. I mean, if making a sound will kill you, obviously having a baby is the worst decision you can make. Anyway, it made for one exciting and thrilling film so I’m not complaining.

You’d expect character development to be quite difficult with a film without dialogue but they handled it really well. In fact, there was way more character development than I ever imagined. It’s easy to fall in love with the characters. I thought I might feel disconnected because they didn’t speak but it was the complete opposite. I rooted for them and I willed them on and I just longed for them to get a happy ending.

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I was on the edge of my seat for the entirety of the film. The intensity never lets up. What they achieved is extraordinary, I’ve never seen anything like it. I’m in awe. There was a hell of a lot of jump scares as well. They come out of nowhere too. Taking away one of the senses really heightens a film and that is shown in this.

I also love the brutality of the film. They’re not afraid to shake things up and even kill off beloved characters. The ending is a great one too, very cliché but I liked that. It was a satisfying ending. You might cry, you might wince but you’ll also come out of the screening mesmerised. Please, if you haven’t seen this film go and watch it, you will not be disappointed. It was a wonderful experience, one I’ll never forget.

If you want to catch some behind the scenes footage check out the video below:

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5 thoughts on “A Quiet Place (2018)

  1. Richard says:

    Looks like we’ve posted a review of the same film on the same day!

    I agree, it was terrifyingly gripping- the use of (or lack of sound) was certainly memorable, and it made for a fascinating premise of the film. My hands gripped the chair, my shirt, my legs, it was brilliantly tense!

    I agree about the pregnancy thing, it was a bit meh, and some of the children’s decisions were questionable. But overall is was a great horror!

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    • KatieMai says:

      Haha that’s great I’ll check yours out 🙂

      I think that’s the most tense I’ve been in a long time haha.

      Sometimes it was hard to like the daughter because of her decisions but towards the end she grew on me.

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