On the plane ride coming home from London, I had an opportunity for quality downtime and I watched three recent films – A Quiet Place, I, Tonya, and Pacific Rim: Uprising. Two of these films were good. The Pacific Rim sequel was horribly not.
A Quiet Place is a 2018 film starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, a husband and wife team-up. Krasinski also directed the film. In the near future, somehow blind alien creatures invade the Earth. Although they’re blind, they have excellent hearing and extremely vicious. Much of the human population appears to be gone, with the surviving population hiding in total silence. Evelyn and Lee Abbott have three kids and they live out on a farm, and occasionally venture into town for medicine and other supplies. Everyone uses ASL sign language to communicate, no doors are opened or closed, everyone is barefoot, and they follow sand-covered walking paths to get around.
Made for only $17 million USD, with a small cast and limited locations, the film deals with the horror of life in this scenario where death is dangerously close, as well as loss. It’s a well-done film and I won’t ruin it with details. It’s not a long film either, so definitely watch it when you can. I’m not generally into suspenseful or scary films, so take that into consideration.