Movie Review: A Quiet Place Part II

May 31, 2021

Details from IMDB:

A Quiet Place Part II (2020)

PG-13 | | DramaHorrorSci-Fi | 28 May 2021 (USA)
 
8.0/10
4,429
 
Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking beyond the sand path.

Director:

 John Krasinski

Writers:

 John KrasinskiScott Beck (characters) | 1 more credit »

Initial Thoughts:

There are not a lot of movies to see in theaters these days (hell for over a year now!) so when one shows up that I want to see, we go right away. Such was the case with this one, after enjoying the first movie, we went to the sequel the weekend it opened. With one of the movie theaters here closed for good, I will do everything I can to support our local Cineplex.

Main Points:

Emily Blunt does a great job here, I am continually impressed by her acting chops. I also really appreciated how the director (her husband  John Krasinski did a short video before the movie started thanking everyone for coming to the theater to watch it. It was a pleasant surprise and not only contributed to the success of the film (I think) but also shows he's a good guy. 

As usual no plot details, there are a couple of surprises and some great parts to make you jump (as a horror/thriller movie should) and I think the characters (mostly) act in reasonable ways despite the extreme world they live in.

The movie never goes too far with gore (and I would say it is light/almost not there at all) and doesn't stray into campy territory either. I enjoyed it from start to finish and was glad to hear there will be a part 3.

Final Thoughts:

I give this a solid 8 out of 10. It's a good movie that keeps it simple, focusing mainly on the characters we know from the first film and movies the story along well. Some excellent action scenes/high drama points and I have always enjoyed end of the world scenarios. For those who love  John Krasinski he is in the first 5-10 minutes. I would recommend this to anyone old enough (I'd say ages 13+) who enjoys a thriller/mild horror movie that won't gross you out but will give you some good scares. The ending is really good and leaves you wanting more. So if you have a theater near you showing this (that is open) I think you should go.