“A Quiet Place” meets expectation

Hector Martinez, Reporter

The film “A Quiet Place” directed by John Krasinski, was released on April 6, and I just recently went to see it for the first time on April 21.

I really like horror and suspenseful movies, so that is one of the reasons why I went to see this film. I had seen trailers of it and it seemed a decent movie, but it was better than what I had thought it would be.

The film is about some creatures on Earth, and if someone makes a noise either by talking or with an object these creatures will kill the person.

The main cast for the film starts with John Krasinski as Lee Abbott, an engineer who tries to protect and survive with his family from some creatures killing human beings. Emily Blunt is Evelyn Abbott, his wife, and mother of Lee’s kids.

Evelyn and Lee have three kids Marcus Abbott (Noah Jupe) is the oldest, Regan Abbott (Millicent Simmonds) is their only daughter and is also deaf, Beau Abbott (Cade Woodward) is the youngest son.

Krasinski directed the film and also to starred in it, which is something that I really enjoyed.

Simmonds who plays as Abbott’s family deaf daughter is also deaf in real life, and I thought that was a really interesting fact.

The Abbott’s family only method of communication is through sign language because it is difficult to talk without the creatures hearing them, and also because without sign language their daughter won’t be able to understand them. The only way that they can talk is when there is a louder noise around them, or another method is when they are underground.

For a filmmaker to really come up with a film like this where he needs to communicate to the audience without speaking is very difficult but he and the actors did an incredible job doing so.

The film starts with day 89 after the chaos began to happen. That is really well thought of because the director did not begin with day one. Instead, he shortens all that work of trying to explain to the audience how it all began. The director begins with day 89 by making the audience see how this family has managed to survive all those days.

This film really steps aside from many other thriller films I have seen so far. The director did not have the typical people making the wrong decision and getting killed by them. Every scene really looks well thought out.

It is really recommended for anyone who has not yet gone to see it. Trust me, it really is worth watching.