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Movie Monday: A Quiet Place Part II (2021)

In John Krasinski's thriller, Emily Blunt reprises her role as a mother who silently protects her children from aliens. The Abbotts are a family of survivors who must remain silent at all times, unable to speak, sneeze, or step on a creaking floorboard for fear of dying.

The film was written, produced, and directed by John Krasinski under the studio Paramount Pictures. Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe reprise their roles from the first film while Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou join the cast; Krasinski returns from the first film in a flashback sequence set before the first film.

A Quiet Place was such a hit that its director and star, John Krasinski, wrote and filmed a sequel, which was set to premiere in March 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, theatres were forced to close, and the film's release was postponed. Theaters have reopened more than a year later, and A Quiet Place Part II is attracting enormous crowds.

The film opens with a pre-credit sequence that goes back to the day the town of Millbrook is invaded by aliens, cleverly tying it to the end of the first film. When their shelter burns down, the remaining Abbotts are forced to evacuate their farm. They walk to the nearest signal fire, which is being maintained by Emmett (Cillian Murphy), a former family friend who is now a broken-down lone survivor. Marcus hears "Beyond the Sea" on Emmett's radio and Regan deduces that the signal is coming from an island off the coast. With both Marcus and her mother (Emily Blunt) seriously injured, she sets out on her own to find the island, armed with the family's shotgun and the audio equipment she'll need to kill the aliens.

A Quiet Place Part II will undoubtedly give you the creeps, whether you see it now or when it becomes available for streaming. It lacks the claustrophobic intensity of its predecessor, but it's just as tense, thrilling, and well-made.

The film closes on an uncertain note, which is both irritating and encouraging because it leaves the door open for another sequel.


Release Date: May 28, 2021

Ratings: 7.9 rating on IMDb

91% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Global Box office: $178 million, breaking multiple movie office records, including the highest opening weekend of the COVID-19 epidemic and its budget was $61 million dollars.

Watch now at AMC Theaters

Stream July 12th on Paramount +, Amazon Prime

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