Had the privilege of attending an advanced screening of A Quiet Place Part II recently in NYC. John Krasinski made a surprise appearance at this screening which was so awesome! The film has been highly anticipated ever since it was announced that a sequel was being made. Oh, by the way, I have to let you know that this was the first movie I’ve seen in the movie theater since before this pandemic and have to say – what a welcome back to the movies!
I’d like to start by giving a kudos to John Krasinski for writing amazing characters like Evelyn (Emily Blunt) and Regan (Millicent Simmonds). The definition of girl power was on fire in this film. Evelyn had to learn how to continue to survive with her now 3 kids and dealing with the loss of her husband and giving BIRTH! I mean, she was literally running, carrying I don’t know how many pounds of gear and a baby, barefoot, all within 24 hours of giving birth. If that’s not bad ass I don’t know what is.
The movie is a true sequel. We see what happens immediately after the first movie ends. There are a few minutes in the beginning when we see what happened the day the creatures attacked which was nice to see because I think fans of the first movie were curious about that. The character development from the first film is awesome. Krasinski did a great job of having each character come into their own in this sequel. Also loved the new characters that were presented. Emmett (Cillian Murphy) was excellent as the friend turned widowed hermit who reluctantly allows Evelyn and her clan to take shelter at the place he calls home.
There are a lot more creatures in this one and more action as well. There are also new threats introduced that you would expect in a world where the population has had to face a horrifying new reality . These new elements made for a more suspenseful, more exciting film. Bottom line is if you liked A Quiet Place you’ll love A Quiet Place Part II. It’s a must see in my book especially if you’re a fan of suspenseful creature features.
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