Jun 7, 2021
On the podcast this week, Steven and Sean are trying to stay as quiet as possible because we don’t like getting torn apart by alien monsters in the 2020 film from John Krasinski, A Quiet Place Part II.
Well, we finally did it! At long last, we finally saw A Quiet Place Part II. We’ve had this film on our episode index for well over a year now. We’ve anticipated its release, longed to see it, and agonized over its frequent delays. The COVID pandemic kept all of us out of the theater for too long (although, we’ll gladly take being safe and healthy over seeing any movie). That damn thing meant that we weren’t able to venture back into the tense world of A Quiet Place until now.
Let me assure you, it was well worth the wait.
We got to see this one as it was intended to be seen: in a darkened theater, our noses filled with the salty scent of fresh popcorn, and buffeted on all sides by an impressive Dolby Atmos sound mix. There’s no finer way to enjoy a film like this, and both of us are grateful to have enjoyed it in this way.
We found ourselves impressed with how adept the filmmakers were at continuing the storyline of the Abbott family, while also forcing them back out into the terrifying, deadly world beyond their sand paths. We’re not given a story that feels unfamiliar. Rather, it keeps the tone and tension that was so masterfully done in the first film.
Instead, we’re given new horrors in the form of mad, murderous people. We’re shown what happened to the planet on “Day 1.” We’re given glimmers of hope that there could be a future without these marauding creatures killing everyone they hear. Where the first film terrified us in a relatively enclosed space on the Abbott farm, the second keeps you breathless out in the big, bad world.
We’re thrilled to talk about this film and we’re delighted to have experienced it in a familiar way.
(Recorded on May 31, 2021)
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