"A Quiet Place Part II" Film Review
By: Nathaniel Simpson
John Krasinski did the nearly impossible by making film-goers go silent throughout his film, "A Quiet Place". The movie did so well both critically and financially that it garnered the opportunity for a sequel to be made. Krasinski wrote and directed "A Quiet Place Part II", and had it ready for a 2020 release. However, due to the horrible Coronavirus, the film was pushed back a whole year later, where eager moviegoers flocked to the cinema to watch the next chapter in this great horror saga.
The Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) are still reeling from the events of the first film. Taken place moments after the first film, we watch as our heroes travel from their farm to find more survivors out there, while trying to figure out a way to wipe out the entire alien race for good. At the same time, the movie explores more of the past of our characters, starting at the day when this whole thing started.
This film, shockingly, has a lot more dialogue compared to the first film. This film is silent in parts, but spend a lot of its runtime with our characters talking to one another and making more sounds as they are secluded in a soundproof bunker of sorts. This honestly made this film less suspenseful in the terms of staying alive without making a sound.
However, with that being said, Krasinski adds different elements and dangerous situations these characters are trapped in that makes the viewer sit on the edge of their seat, not only in suspense but in fear. Take for example where Jupe's character and his baby brother are locked in an enclosed tube that is quickly running out of oxygen. It's very hard to watch, as well as adding major amounts of suspense in the viewer.
Cillian Murphy, who plays a friend of the family, was a great addition to this film. Murphy has been in the spotlight recently with his role in "Peaky Blinders", and this film just furthers his acting talent on display. He is incredible in this film, and has great chemistry with Simmonds. He acts as a replacement for Krasinski's character, and I think he is excellent in this film.
The movie ends on a cliffhanger, which leaves the viewer wanting the third film in this franchise. Hopefully, we get this third part sooner than we did the second one, as well as hoping that this film is as great as the first two.