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A Quiet Place Review

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The buttery aroma of popcorn fills the air as you sit down on the red, cloth seats. Small chatter is heard throughout the theater, as well as the slurps of sodas and the crinkling of candy wrappers. Soon, the lights dim and an euphoria of excitement overwhelms you, for the movie you have been anticipating is about to begin. Grabbing your popcorn, you settle in to watch the thriller everyone has been talking about: A Quiet Place.

A Quiet Place has been trending the top charts for nearly two weeks now, and its popularity does not seem to diminish. The cast includes the director John Krasinski, or the former and adored star Jim Halpert from America’s most loved television show The Office; Emily Blunt, Krasinski’s wife and actress from The Devil Wears Prada; Millicent Simmonds, who played a role in Wonderstruck; Noah Jupe, who co-starred in Wonder; and Cade Woodward, a young actor showing much promise in his future of acting. This thriller is known to be the first movie that Krasinski has directed, and Krasinski has definitely set the bar high for himself. Not only is A Quiet Place battling for no.1 on the top charts, but huge critics have given him almost perfect ratings, such as Rotten Tomatoes- 95%, IMDb- 8.1/10, and Roger Ebert- 3.5/4. Although these scores speak a lot about the adored thriller, I personally had to see what all of the excitement was about.

The movie begins in what seems as a ghost town, and it is very prevalent that one must not make a sound. The high intensity of danger is quickly displayed when the youngest child discovers a toy that makes sound- which you can imagine what happens then. The majority of the movie takes place a year after that occurrence, with the grieving mother 38 weeks pregnant. As one can imagine, it would be very difficult to give birth in a world that must be filled with silence in order to survive; thus, the family prepares a sound proof room for the mother, yet bad timing plays a huge role in the thriller. Without spoiling anything, the family must survive without making a noise, hiding from and distracting the massive, terrifying creatures that hunt any form of clatter. While watching this movie, instead of covering my eyes out of fear, I was covering my ears. My eyes were so drawn to the screen that when something would happen, my hands would fly to my ears in order to protect them from the loud, arrupt noises. The tension in the thriller was so thick, I was grabbing onto the person sitting next to me to brace myself. A Quiet Place is not like any ordinary horror film. It was so intense, yet a loving and sweet story was portrayed by the family. Tears and yelps of fear were shared by everyone in the theater, and by the time the movie ended, everyone was hypnotized and very invested by the large screen.

As the credits rolled down the screen, my hands clapped, for the thriller was by far one of the best movies I had ever seen. Overall, I rate this spectacular movie a 5/5. The story line was beautiful yet kept you on your toes, and it was refreshing to watch a movie that revolves around silence. Now, everyone is distracted by the loud noises and technology of society, yet in contrast this thriller showed that even in silence a family could love and defend each other. Everyone must praise A Quiet Place, for it will not disappoint.

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