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April 6, 2018 at 10:45 am #1202525268
Just watched ” A Quiet Place ” last night preview screening….
The whole theater is full and sold out…
It’s got Rotten Tomatoes Score 97% Fresh & Meta Critic Score 82.
The movie still stuck in my head for the whole morning…
Emily Blunt is simply amazing as usuals….she deserved the Oscar seriously though…i hope she will getting one very soon in the future….
The whole casts are brilliant….John Krasinski’s directing is top notch.
And…what a ending….( freaking loved it )
It’s one of my all time top 10 favorite horror/thriller movie for sure now.
Anybody watch this movie yet ?April 6, 2018 at 3:16 pm #1202525400
I saw the movie and loved it. Possibly an Oscar contender, and certainly a deserving one, for either or both Sound categories due to the limited yet extremely effective use of sounds in the film.April 6, 2018 at 8:31 pm #1202525442
Blunt and the sound design are Oscar nomination worthy.April 6, 2018 at 9:55 pm #1202525456
Blunt might end up an Oscar nominee for this. Not those baity roles.April 7, 2018 at 8:11 am #1202525581
Saw this last night and I honestly wasn’t wowed. Outside of Blunt, who was amazing, I didn’t think it was great. My grade: B.April 7, 2018 at 8:22 pm #1202525768
Emily Blunt was marvelous, a powerful subtle performance. I really hope she gets a nomination this year, even if it’s for Mary Poppins
Millicent Simmonds was excellent as well, i hope she wins young performer at Critic’s ChoiceApril 7, 2018 at 8:30 pm #1202525781
Saw it tonight, thought it was excellent. Would have been even better if my theater had been able to just… shut the fuck up as it took 20 minutes for it to go silent but it was worth the wait. Great acting all around, even though I’m not as confident in Blunt’s chances. Hopefully this continues to pick up some coin before Avengers comes in to monopolize everything.April 7, 2018 at 9:22 pm #1202525801
John Krasinski should have won an Emmy for The Office, but was never nominated in nine seasons. He should have been nominated for an Oscar for 13 Hours, but he was never in the conversation. A $46 million opening for a $17 million horror film with 82 on Metacritic directed and co-written by and starring him? I am very happy that he is getting his due.April 8, 2018 at 6:46 am #1202525882
My two cents…
Thanks, John Krasinski. Now, I’m going to have incessant nightmares about drowning in grain silos.
Krasinski, the affable star of The Office, it turns out, has quite an eye for horror, not that his directorial effort A Quiet Place is ever truly terrifying (while, besides that silo scene). It is, however, immensely entertaining and exciting and exceedingly well-acted by all involved.
The picture opens on the Abbott family who, not far off in the future, appear to be among the few remaining survivors in a world on lockdown. You see, the planet as we know it has been invaded by blind extraterrestrial monsters that, more or less, resemble grasshopper-spiders on steroids and are supremely sensitive to even the slightest of sounds. Should anyone or anything make a peep, they’re sure to draw the ire of these vicious visitors.
The Abbotts, led by dad Lee (Krasinski) and mom Evelyn (Emily Blunt), are master survivalists but one tragic hiccup results in their youngest child falling victim to the creatures, an event that draws unwanted attention to the surviving family – Lee, Evelyn, daughter Regan (Millicent Simmonds) and son Marcus (Noah Jupe). The relationship between Lee and Regan is especially affecting and absorbing – she blames herself for her brother’s death and cannot recognize the love her father so clearly still feels for her.
As you can imagine, events transpire that draw the beasts closer to the family, resulting in one riveting set piece after another. Krasinski particularly gives Blunt and Simmonds (who was so wonderful in Wonderstruck last year) prime material to chew on, characters and situations far more compelling than what’s seen in today’s average horror flick. The humans, I must say, are leaps and bounds more interesting than the monsters, which aren’t the least bit scary and are probably seen a tad too often.
A Quiet Place ends on a note that some may deem anti-climatic but I happen to think it’s quite badass. The proceedings have a look and feel similar to last year’s stirring It Comes at Night, though this picture is more fun and agreeable and, for better or worse, a whole lot less paralyzing.
Kudos to Krasinski for a jolly spring chiller.
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This might be Emily Blunt’s BYE (biggest year ever)! Let’s hope she’ll earn an Oscar nomination next year.April 8, 2018 at 7:04 am #1202525884
Overrated fucking film. Blunt literally does nothing. NOTHING to warrant an Oscar nom. Good technical design, but everything else is fucking standard as fuck.April 8, 2018 at 10:44 am #1202525947
I, for one, thought Krasinski was the acting standout. That “I love you, I’ve always loved you” scene got me bawling my eyes out.April 8, 2018 at 11:48 am #1202525971
John Krasinski should have won an Emmy for The Office, but was never nominated in nine seasons. He should have been nominated for an Oscar for 13 Hours, but he was never in the conversation. A $46 million opening for a $17 million horror film with 82 on Metacritic directed and co-written by and starring him? I am very happy that he is getting his due.
You betta stan Jim.April 8, 2018 at 4:56 pm #1202526060
A thrilling, lean horror film that tells the story with only as much detail as needed, allowing the viewer to fill in the rest with their imagination and theories. The world-building was done with excellent, lived-in detail. The story was great and told a complete tale that kept me and the rest of the audience I saw this with on the edge of our seats. The unbearable silence during some stretches made this a tense experience. The horror and monster aspects of the story are exciting, but the family drama really brings up some questions that are barely ever explored in mainstream horror fare. As a result, we get a great dual story that leads to genuine thrills and outstanding performances. Emily Blunt proves her range with an outstanding performance to add to her impressive resumé. Millicent Simmonds was great in a very complicated and beautiful role. John Krasinski should officially leapfrog into leading man material with this role, and Noah Jupe is a young actor on the rise after an inspired role in last fall’s “Wonder” and this performance. Krasinski’s direction is great in exploring the parent-child relationships and the more traditional horror elements. I’m excited to see what he tackles next, as this genre was an unexpected turn for him. The possibility has been raised of this film’s awards success, and I’m not entirely confident that’ll happen – not because it isn’t worthy, but because I don’t think people will see this as an “important” film versus the other horror film on most people’s minds right now, “Get Out.” However, the box office success is enough reward for an original concept and extremely well-done horror film, and it’s especially exciting to see Krasinski and Blunt get a huge vehicle like this that is sure to continue opening doors in their already impressive careers.April 8, 2018 at 5:39 pm #1202526098
” A Quiet Place ” Box Office
$19M ( Friday ) , $19.2M ( Saturday ) and $11.85M ( Sunday ) * Industry projected
$50M ( for 3 days ) and it’s second biggest debut film of the year.