Movie Review #56: A QUIET PLACE PART II
Sequel to 2018's A Quiet Place (surprised?) and picks up where the first one left off, but not before a flashback on how our lovely planet became infested with these vicious and lightening-fast killing machines with no eyes.
Again, lotsa silence sequences to heighten the intensity, and the family Abbott, now reduced to four, have found refuge with one Cillian Murphy, whom I almost didn’t recognise. Eldest daughter has come up with a cunning plan to defeat the nasties, but can she deploy it? Mr Murphy helps and all the while momma, son and bub hold down the fort with a few battles of their own.
The original movie was an adequate sci-fi affair combining many elements of previous monsters from outer-space outings, and if remember right, I gave it a 7/10. This one fares marginally better but only for the Cillian factor, with a standard storyline, great CGI, OK script (when words are permitted), and adequate performances from the rest of the crew. Overall:
I'm a movie nut from way back with my first ever being The Hallelujah Trail from 1964. Ever since, I've been mesmerized by the giant screen, and the darkness that went on forever. Despite the infernally uncomfortable seats, (plus having to stand for God Save the Queen), I've been enticed ever since to duck into a theatre whenever I can for a few hours of escapism.