A Quiet Place Part II
A Quiet Place Part II is a 2021 American horror film and the sequel to A Quiet Place. The sequel film was written and directed by John Krasinski and stars Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe, who reprise their roles from the first film. Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou also joined the cast. Krasinski also reprises his role from the first film in newly-filmed flashback sequences.
The film premiered in New York City on March 8, 2020, before it was postponed to May 28, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic after facing few delays from its original March 20, 2020 release. Like the previous film, the film received highly positive reviews from critics, who praised Krasinski's screenplay and direction, the cinematography, sound design, emotional weight, and the performances of the cast (particularly Simmonds, Murphy, and Blunt's). The film became a box-office success, while the film is set to be available Paramount+ just 45 days after the release in response of the pandemic.
In May 2021, Emily Blunt revealed that Krasinski has an idea for a potential third film.
The Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
Why It Stills Stays Quiet
- Once again, the series still give some amazing ideas of a quiet post-apocalyptic horror film franchise throughout the movie.
- Emily Blunt still gave an amazing performance along with the rest of the cast, and she does have a lot of great character development.
- We introduced Cillian Murphy's brand new performance in this movie.
- Most of the flashbacks look very, very horrifying to look at, especially the street panic throughout the town scene, and as well car on camera during the panic.
- The sound designs are still in a top notch.
- As mentioned, some of the scenes are still extremely suspenseful, scary, or even dramatic, especially the flashback scene.
- Just like the first film, the CGI designs for the alien monsters are still realistic, and it is as terrifying and true nightmare fuel as the previous film.
- It still retains much of its charm and its horror movie genre from the first movie, and it did exactly well.
- The cinematography is still absolutely chilling, and creepy to look at, just like the previous film.
- While it gave off some amazing ideas, some of them are left unanswered or have problems of their own.
- Perhaps the biggest one is when Cillian Murphy's character, Emmet, and Regan travel onto the docks and encounter the boat people on the island. It is never established in the movie who they are and how the aliens affected them.
- It's also been established that the aliens cannot swim with the government placing survivors on islands to protect them. Since the aliens cannot swim, there's no explanation to how the world is destroyed by the aliens since Earth has a large body of water. The only plausible explanation is that all the countries got hit by similar meteorites containing these aliens at the opening scene.
- Some of the aliens are less threatening than they were in the previous film. It's been established that the aliens are weakened due to high-pitched frequency. Since we know the aliens' weakness, it takes away what made them so threatening, which was their hard, outer shell protecting them from fire and bullets. As stated before, they can't swim either, making them even more of a joke.
- Most of the film is focused on Emmet and Regan, making the subplot with Evelyn, Marcus, and the baby pointless.
A Quiet Place Part II received critical acclaim, with critics praising its "two-pronged story" and the introduction of Cillian Murphy's character. It has a 91% with a "Certified Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 265 reviews, with an average rating of 7.5/10. The website's critics consensus reads: "A nerve-wracking continuation of its predecessor, A Quiet Place Part II expands the terrifying world of the franchise without losing track of its heart." On Metacritic, it has a 71/100 based on 54 critics meaning "generally favorable reviews". The film currently holds an 7.9/10 on IMDB.
- The film was originally going to be released on March 20, 2020, however on March 12, 2020, it was delayed just 8 days before the film was supposed to be released, to September 17, 2020, due to the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, before it was pushed again to April 23, 2021, and, September 17, 2021, before it was moved earlier from September 17, 2021, to May 28, 2021, which is the start of Memorial Day holiday weekend in the United States.
- This is the first movie that the post-pandemic that a theatrically exclusive major studio tentpole has moved a planned release up by this many months rather than back, which they moved back from September 17, 2021, to May 28, 2021.