Watched ‘A Quiet Place’ Today. The theme makes it easy for the film makers to give you scary jolts every now and then because silence is the main character in the film. But even the effort of making a movie of fear in silence is hitchcockianly insane.
The world is in a lockdown and a family is trying to survive in a town where most of the inhabitants have been killed by a creature that is blind and hunts what they can hear. It is a brilliant plot that is unlike many horror movies.
Silence is survival and even a pin drop can mean imminent death.
It is tough to make a movie like this one, where from start to end the entire characters have to be in silence and the constant fear has to be conveyed through music, camera, acting and expressions. On the top of that the characters have to also move slow to not make a noise. But it will keep you on the edge.
Though the characters are suppose to be silent, the movies does speak to you and as it progresses, it talks showcases life and family in a very large canvas. The canvas of love and survival and draws a silent but powerful and imaginative line between death and birth. Not something you would expect of a Monster Movie
The film is directed by John Krasinski. He also stars as the dad and his real life spouse Emily Blunt is his reel life spouse. Just that they cannot share a lot of words in the film. Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe play the kids and have done an amazing job. The screenplay was written by Krasinski, Bryan Woods and Scott Beck, based on a story by Woods and Beck
It is a very smart and creative work worth the time in the theatre.