Film Review: A Quiet Place

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    1. Casimir Harlow

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      Thanks for the review Cas,sound good :)
       
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      Great review, and a film I’m genuinely excited about (doesn’t happen a lot these days unfortunately).
       
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      The first time this year I've left the cinema genuinely buzzing.
       
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      There's a very interesting article in the latest Empire written by John Krasinski about the history and approach for the film. Well worth a read, and well done "Jim from the Office" :)
       
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      From the moment I saw the first trailer I have followed this movie...so so hyped!
       
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      I long for the feeling again of watching the likes of Se7en, Pulp Fiction, Heat and Leon in the cinema for the first time, where I’ve gone through the whole gamut of emotions. :)
       
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      Sounds intriguing
      Makes a change from another superhero overdose
      Look forward to it
       
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      Had my eye on this one for a while now.....booked in to see it Saturday evening.
       
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      Many thanks Cas,

      I shall wait for a watch at home, Something to look forward to :)
       
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      Watched this last night - brilliant. Short, punchy, intriguing and tense - spot on.
       
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      Just watched it this afternoon and while I thought it was excellent my wife and 15yr old daughter were less impressed. I was that engrossed in the film it felt like i was in there 15 mins and when it finished I was puzzled by the short running time little did I realise that I'd been sat there for 90 mins.
       
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      Looks fascinating. I can't wait to see it.
       
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      Very tempted by this - like many I've gorged on superhero stuff lately, tempered only by Paddington 2.

      One for me and the missus instead. Thanks for the review.
       
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      Excellent review Cas , Emily Blunt was on the Steve Wright Show yesterday giving a self effacing description of the movie and even that got me wanting to see it, John Krasinski himself is immerging as a major talent, his portrayal as a mercenary in 13hours was fantastic , with comedy and now a Director his star is rising high
       
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      dull and stupid, 15-minute walkout.
       
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      My daughter asked to see this on Bank Holiday Monday, I was pleasantly surprised by this; it didn't outstay its welcome. The cast were all excellent.
       
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      Nice review, though i assume autocorrect strikes again when you refer to the film as 'The Quiet Life'.
       
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      Great film, very tense. Fantastic sound and score...

      8.5/10 for me.

      Hoping the UHD release has a decent Atmos track.....
       
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      What a brilliant film, with a superb plot. I found it tense all the way through, though I don’t know if I was more tense about the monsters or whether they ever bent that nail back over?
       
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      Yeah that part bugged me as well, you would have thought that
      knowing the situation she wouldn't risk pulling the bag and having it rip and her fall over she would just go back down that step and carry on or at least sort it out after, I know its for the sake of the audience but its just not believable it would have been left up considering the slightest creak can have them running to you.

      Glad you enjoyed it though.
       
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      Super hyped to see this film but also super puzzled by it.

      Last year a fairly well known horror/sci-fi writer called Tim Lebbon announced his book The Silence was going into production as a film staring Stanley Tucci. He included a pic of the two men 'on set'. His book is about a family struggling to survive in a world ravaged by mysterious creatures which hunt by sound. The family has one advantage in having a deaf member so they are used to communicating silently – sound familiar? Since then there's been no updates except an IMDB page stating 'pre-production' and a cryptic message on Lebbon's page stating "It is a little troubling, but I guess that’s all I can say about it". If you care to venture further down the rabbit hole? – Stanley Tucci is married to...drum roll...Emily Blunt's sister leading me to assume that Tim Lebbon has been screwed over in that special way only hollywood can. Still want to see the film for myself though, or rather, both films.
       
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      Spectacularly dumb people doing spectacularly dumb things in a high-concept film that fails to deliver on said concept. It's a good thing the apocalypse happened, or those two would have been done for wilful child-endangerment...
       
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      ^ I'm sure if you were in the same situation you'd do everything perfectly Mr Grylls.
       
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      Just seen this, and really enjoyed it but ...

      It's a movie where popcorn should be banned, and people not really interested in the film but more interested in chatting or giggling should be banned too. The film has some lengthy silences, notably at the start, and there was a number of times I wanted to shout some obscenities at members of the audience.
       
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      Well I wouldn't get my Mrs pregnant in a world where monsters which hunt by sound could kill me and my entire family at a moment's notice.

      If you're gonna employ sarcasm, at least think it through.
       
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      Yep,
      babies and giving birth
      make lots of noise. Well spotted! If only the family (and the scriptwriters) had thought of that. Doh! ;)

      Sarcasm aside, in your enthusiasm to call people 'dumb' you haven't necessarily thought things through either:
      • Do we know the family had access to contraception? The drugstore may all have been looted clean by other couples thinking along those exact lines.
      • Planned or unplanned, the couple were clearly smart (despite your assertion to the contrary) and would have discussed the risks of having another child at length. They clearly had all manner of precautions and measures in place including soundproofing the basement and the oxygen cradle.
      • The baby was intended to fill the void left by the dead child, and was a necessary part of the family's healing process.
      • There needn't be an immediate threat to the other kids. They could be safely sent away to another part of the farm or the waterfall for the duration of the birth; and if need be relocated for the entire duration of the baby's first noisy year. We see that the two kids are being trained for survival in the event that the adults are killed.
      • If people don't have babies then the human race goes, um, extinct. Kind of a big one that. The family were planning for the future and exploring strategies to not only survive, but to live and prosper. If the human race was doomed to live out its last generation like frightened mice, then what's the point in carrying on at all? Everyone may as well commit suicide.
       
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      Blunt was solid in this, elevates everything she's in, but i have to comment on the mother character and the couple's decision to...
      .. have another child... i.e. why did she get pregnant?

      Survival of the species and tribe, as our ancestors have done for centuries after disasters, wars and plagues in order to get us to dominance of the planet... It's quiet literally in our DNA to behave this way... ;)

      It's kind of the point of the movie... The primacy familial and intergenerational bonds as survival instinct...

      This is the anti-superhero movie... instead of loner-billionaire psychos as our protagonist heros aligned with a militeristic government to save the day (iron man, batman, Joker, Killmonger and other losers, etc...) we have a normal family in an existential scenario, similar to one faced by our anscestors for countless generations and they prevail due to their familial bonds... As our anscestors have in the past... :smashin:

      This is what a strong woman has actually looked like throughout human history, not a roided up skinny girl with 'abs' and invariably some type of daddy issues (Tomb Raider, etc...) ... :D

      The pregnancy is key to the movie in suspense as well as to the higher level themes and subtext of the movie... :cool:

      It's great to see a life affirming sentiment in a movie when characters are faced with an existential crisis.... It's a change from the usual defeatest nihilism and fatalism in so many movies these days from the blockbusters to the prestige movies...

      Also good to see homages to 80s horrors and thrillers without turning into an unintentional parody like last year's Stanger Things or It...

      Also refreshing to see this type of movie without any nerds... Even the technically aware father is non-geek... A contemporary man who is not a manchild, nor psycho loser... Very rare in cinema :D
       
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      We know you are but what did you think of the film ?
       
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      Seriously?
       

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