A Quiet Place
A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.
Director: John Krasinski
Ever since I saw the teaser for this movie I had been really excited to see it. I even avoided seeing the full trailer when it came out because I didn't want to be spoiled in any way. I haven't seen John Krasinski's previous movies that he directed, but I do recall the critical reception being not so good. Despite that, I still thought the teaser showed a lot of promise for his direction.
I was not wrong! Krasinski has done a really good job with A Quiet Place. The movie is loaded with solid suspense, powerful acting (especially that of Krasinski's onscreen and offscreen wife Emily Blunt), and genuine heart. The fact that the majority of story takes place without dialogue and still manages to keep you engaged tells you a lot.
The film does suffer occasionally from thriller cliches of jump scares and emotion-building beats. In addition, certain aspects of the plot have you second-guessing whether that would be possible or likely. However, these faults aren't significant.
A Quiet Place is a solid thriller that draws its strength mostly by focusing and building well on its characters. It feels as if it could've easily fit into the Cloverfield franchise. In fact, I really wish we had gotten this instead of Cloverfield Parasux.
A Fresnerd B+ from me!