A Quiet Place is anything but quiet as it rockets its way to the top of the box office. Debuting with a $50 Million opening weekend and holding strong at $32 Million for its second weekend, A Quiet Place is poised to keep its lead next week with just as strong numbers. A Quiet Place, which is set in 2020, where most of Earth’s human population has been wiped out by a species of sightless creatures of unknown origin who have incredible hearing acuity—which they use to hunt their prey. Follows the life of the Abbott family—husband Lee, wife Evelyn, sons Marcus and Beau, and deaf daughter Regan— Who scavenge for supplies while communicating non-verbally through American Sign Language.
From minute one the movie has you on the edge of your seat, and making you want to remain quiet, all the while wanting to yell at the screen! It has been a long time since any movie has captivated this writer from the very beginning and held my attention through the very end, but John Krasinski, who directed and stars in the movie along side his real life spouse, Emily Blunt, effectively keeps theater goers anticipating each and every sound, and hoping that the Abbott family is able to remain quiet enough to escape the fate of anyone who makes a sound.
A Quiet Place is a nerve-racking thriller that has theater goers on edge. It’s a movie that is designed to make you an active participant in a game of tension, a tension between a deaf girl and creatures that can hear a pin drop from miles a way, the tension between sound and silence. In A Quiet Place you are thrust into the middle of the lives of the Abbott family, not just a passive observer in an unfolding horror. Most of the great horror movies are great because we become actively invested in the fate of the characters and involved in the action that is playing out on the big screen. A Quiet Place is a thrill ride, it is the kind of movie that has your heart racing and plays with your emotions. Basically, it’s a GREAT horror movie
If you have not seen A Quiet Place, I HIGHLY recommend you do so, but be ready to be sucked in from minute one, and make sure you silence your cell phone upon entering the theater!