Using bullet points, I’m going to give you my thoughts on what might QUIETly (hehehe) go down as the best horror movie of the year…‘A Quiet Place’!
- The opening of the movie was dark but necessary to show how costly a dumb mistake in this world can be
- Oh, that’s different, a blind alien that is attracted to sound
- The alien looks like Venom
- One of the best alien monsters I’ve seen in a movie in awhile
- Why would Lee (John Krasinski) and Evelyn (Emily Blunt) allow themselves to get pregnant in the current climate they live in
- They know babies are super loud. They had enough trouble staying quiet with the kids they currently had
- Those Abbott kids really were the reason that some of their family members died during the movie
- They were really acting like typical dumb, thoughtless kids at pivotal times
- Great acting by the cast, especially Blunt
- Evelyn was just going through so much that I felt like she captured the right emotion of terror plus extreme pain from different directions all while trying to be very quiet
- Kudos to Krasinski for doing a great all-around job on this movie
- He directed, co-wrote, produced and starred in this great feature
- The contained plot made for great intensity and a fun viewing experience
- To Sum it Up: A great horror thriller and it was so close to being a silent film. I didn’t think that would mix
RATING: Must Own
P.S. I have returned to my rating scale that I used to use but with a slight update. There are four different levels. Below is each level in order from best to worse and what each one means.
Must Own = A movie that is so good that I must add it to my Blu-ray collection when it comes out.
Would Accept as a Gift = I enjoyed the movie but don’t necessarily have to buy it (especially if I don’t have the funds to) myself but I would take it if someone bought it for me.
Might Stream = A movie that if I have the urge to watch again then I’ll just stream it from somewhere
Never See Again = Very simple. I don’t want to ever see this movie again.
(Photo Credit: Matthew Byrd – http://www.denofgeek.com/us/movies/a-quiet-place/272012/a-quiet-place-review; Jonny Cournoyer / Paramount Pictures)