A QUIET PLACE (2018) Review
Directed by John Krasinski
There’s a lot you can do even with the simplest story. But what John Krasinski did with A Quiet Place, a lot is quite an understatement. The film opens quiet, almost no sight of humans on Earth except for the Abbot family. In just a minute, curiosity hits you at what could possibly happened.
How the film builds up its story feels like a start of something big. You’re on the edge of your seat, preparing for a heart-stopping horror experience, and it all pays off. We follow the story of the Abbot family, cautious in everything they do. But where the film does wonder is that it still is as humane as possible, even with the dangers being loud or making sounds pose, each character has this urge to be free from the situation they’re in.
A Quiet Place takes you in the action, in the suspense, in the thrills. Like how the characters are in the film, it makes you scared of mentioning even one word. Your screams are contained as if the creature in the film is nearby, waiting for its next victim. It uses the magic of cinema in making you feel like you’re actually in it, that what you’re doing while watching can also cause what will happen next.
It’s amazing how John Krasinski turn a simple plot into one hell of a roller coaster ride. The drama, family love and the will to survive will keep you glued to your seats and your eyes to the screens for a glorious 90 minutes.
4.5 OUT OF 5 STARS
“A Quiet Place” opens in Philippine cinemas April 11 from United International Pictures Philippines, distributed by Columbia Pictures. Rated R-13 by the MTRCB.