A Quiet Place Part II

A Quiet Place Part II ★★★★

Each minute presents a new opportunity to be drenched in sweat and unwavering suspense wondering if the monster has detected a sound vibration from the faintest object in the environment; the thin line between life and death in a industrial world that has now become silent. Exhilaration would be the main statement describing the sequel to John Krasinski's 2018 breakout hit that first introduced moviegoers to this post apocalyptic world. Luckily the skills that the actor/director brought to the arena have only gotten more refined at stretching out tension and operating in a blockbuster oriented space. Action gets a major boost as there are more interaction between characters and the bone chilling monsters that are eager and ready to pounce at any moment. Get ready for a handful of effective jump scares and surprises that keep the horror appeal conductive to cause the heart to jump like kids on a trampoline. The grounded feel of the first film does get lost at time the central core of the family dynamic is tampered down for more thrilling moments. Expected for Emily Blunt to have more singular moments to showcase her newfound role as the leader of the family unit; surprisingly, it is the kids that find themselves carrying the torch for most of the runtime and that's the strongest element of the film. Millcent Simmonds and Noah Jupe are both amazing and each get their own individual moments to shine and carve out a bigger importance to the way the film unfolds which will most likely lead to a Part 3. Get ready to hand out more awards for the work given to the immaculate sound editing, mixing, and design. The use of silence, the little moments of characters stepping on leaves, speaking softly so as not to give alert to predators, the clicking and cackling of the monsters themselves, buildings and environments being shredded, and Marco Beltrami's supersonic score is incredible. This must be seen on the big screen; anything else would be a disservice to its quality.

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