A QUIET PLACE II – Rated PG-13 – 1 hr. 37 mins. – MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS
DIRECTOR: John Krasinski
WRITERS: John Krasinski, Scott Beck, Bryan Woods
STARRING: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cillian Murphy, and Djimon Hounsou
As we venture back to a time when life was “normal”, it doesn’t take long before the realities of the Abbott families life sets in, as it seems venturing past the sand path around their home is their only hope for survival. As Evelyn (Emily Blunt), Regan (Millicent Simmonds) and Marcus (Noah Jupe), head out to find someone to help them, they also find that keeping their new brother safe too, is going to be quite a challenge.
When they stumble upon family friend Emmett (Cillian Murphy), trying desperately to survive himself, it seems that maybe all is not lost, as he’s apparently found a way to avoid the creatures who want nothing more than to feast upon them, if they dare make a sound…
As Evelyn struggles with what is the best course of action to keep all her children safe and sound, it seems that Regan has some ideas of her own to help her mother, and her siblings survive.
Now, as the family find themselves separated, and with their own issues to contend with, as some of them are sadly beyond the creatures who have taken over their lives, it’s going to take the will of them all to find safe passage away from this dreaded quiet place…
I GIVE A QUIET PLACE II a rating of MUST SEE ON THE BIG SCREEN / 4.5 Stars:
As sequels go, this one is right up there with the best of them, as A QUIET PLACE II gives us prequel material right off the bat, that will reach any viewer who for one reason or another, hasn’t managed to catch the 1st film yet. This sequel also manages to have the same thriller feel as the original film, although it contains quite a few more lines than the original film did. Emily Blunt is just as perfect this time around, as she was in the 1st film, being the “Mother bear” you need, when science fiction creatures are hunting down, and killing off your family. Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe are fabulous throughout this sequel too, as they have matured a little since the original hit in theaters, but it totally works with the more mature stature they both must take, to ensure the safety of their mother, and little brother. Cillian Murphy was a perfect addition to the cast in this film, as his portrayal as the family friend, struggling with his own demons, was exceptional throughout as well. Perfectly crafted in every way, A QUIET PLACE II manages to make you jump quite a few times again, and the way that this continued storyline unfolds, it’s as if no time has passed at all. And I really hope that many of you like this movie just as much as I did, as it seems that #2 is NOT Krasinski’s swan song to his original masterpiece, alluding to that this might just be a trilogy in the making, once you see where this fabulous thriller ends up taking you too!