Yesterday I planned to see Avengers Infinity War, but couldn’t, because it was sold out. Luckily there was a sliver lining. The Quite Place was about to start. I heard good things about it from family and friends so we bought our tickets and ventured into the dimly lit theater for this joyride.
The Quite Place is like a dystopian, apocalypse, horror, thriller following the life of a family from the Midwest. They’re survivors of an alien invasion. They must remain as quite as possible or else the aliens get triggered and hunt them down to eat them or split their insides out. The family live on the outskirts of a ghost town on a quaint little farm. The farm is set up for survival with trails of sand to walk across to make zero noise or lights to click on when danger is lurking about. The film started about 90 days after the attack, so we don’t really ever learn where the aliens originated from or how they got here. There was newspaper articles covering the basement walls of the families home reporting these events, so I guess I can pause and check out that information when the movie comes on Netflix or whatever.
The wife and mother( Emily Blount) is pregnant, so there is a problem. They had three children when the movie starts out, but from bad parenting and dumb mistakes their youngest child gets himself killed. Oops!
The family speak to each other by sign language. A cool nugget is the actress who played their oldest child Ragan( Millicent Simmonds) is actually deaf in real life. Ragan blamed herself for her brothers death and the dad( Jared Krasinski) avoids her being put into difficult circumstances. The big problems start out when the mother’s water broke. As she’s walking down the steps of the basement she accidentally steps on a nail and cried out. Here come the aliens! A majority of the film the family is figuring out how to survive this terrible night, but do figure out how to stop these creatures during the climax.
Overall The Quite Place was a solid thriller. This movie was so quite, but full of suspense. The tension, conflict and stakes were none stop and drove the story forward without having to deal with much backstory. It does a good job of escaping those unanswered questions. Based on reviews of this film it has done a good job of keeping the viewers engrossed in the story. The Quite Place was a true horror film, but had a deep message of family and how far a father and mother will go to keep their family safe from danger. The setting for this film was amazing.
I like these type of films, because they’re thrilling, yet also a bit humorous. There is scenes were you sit there and are like” Ok, that didn’t make much sense.” but it doesn’t ruin the film. It’s meant to draw the audience together and leave us with a cliff hanger. Well done. I’m unsure if this was on purpose or not, but this movie seemed to draw inspiration from Christian theme’s. As the brother and sister are struggling to survive the son fully believed their father would come to their rescue and he makes the ultimate sacrifice to keep them alive. Nicely done.