Somehow people were convinced to go see the overly intense thriller film, A Quiet Place and while shitting themselves, contributed to an estimated $50 million in ticket sales in the film’s opening weekend. In the United States, that places the movie second only to Black Panther… which made a reported $243 million although as we have all learnt Black Panther is on a whole other level.
So not bad, A Quiet Place.
The film tells the story of your average lovely family of four (soon to be five) living life to the fullest… in complete silence because a monster that hunts by sound is threatening to end all humanity. Lovely.
Human sunshine, John Krasinski directs, co-writes and stars in this film alongside his brilliant wife Emily Blunt, and their onscreen children including hearing-impaired actor Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe.
Back to it, A Quiet Places has been absolutely smashing it the moment slightly dazed cinema-goers exited the theatres and got tweeting about the movie.
It was funny, how people were conscious of how loud their snacks are during this movie. Take a bite when there's music or sound ????
— Alex Aviles (@AAviles55) April 8, 2018
First couple minutes in my theater, ppl were munching. Then just SILENCE all the way through.
… I think. Honestly I could be wrong, I was cowering with my hands over my ears and my face stuffed into the back of my chair for like 90% of the movie. It was AWESOME.
— Agatha (@Agatha_31_) April 9, 2018
The only film that has finally topped Silence of the Lambs. You could hear a pin drop in the theater it was so quiet. It took an actor to finally make a proper horror/psycho-thriller film. Bravo to all involved! Great cast ❤️
— Alice is Clever (@aliceisclever) April 8, 2018
Even Ryan Reynolds loved it which is a clear indicator of how elite this film is.
Proceed to the below,
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) April 8, 2018
Then John replied to his son.
Thank you Son. Your mother and I are so proud. https://t.co/Kp2rypLifd
— John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) April 8, 2018
Then the fans got involved.
— Hyperion (@gfmete) April 8, 2018
But really, the film is getting a lot of love. Wendy Ide from The Guardian Australia gave the film 4/5 stars and praised the film for its creature design department, ability to create suspense, and genuinely terrifying moments.
Wendy wrote, “Each audible breath, each creak, adds a needle stab of anxiety to the story.”
While, The New York Times had this in its review,
“Yet in its convincing portrayal of a situation where a rusty nail is as lethal as an unexploded bomb, and the few remaining inhabitants seem – much like the audience – more likely to die of stress than anything else, the movie rocks.”
Fear Factor aside, John is still quite new to the directing life so our love and respect for him just grew even more.
Jimmy has come so far.
Initially scoring an easy 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, the film has only dropped to 97% which is still an almighty achievement considering Rotten Tomatoes can be quite the harsh critic.
A Quiet Place is in cinemas now.
Oh yeah, the film’s only rated PG-13.
Here’s the trailer below.Image: A Quiet Place