A Quiet Place Part II

A Quiet Place Part II ★★★

I actually despised the fact that a second one was in the works. A Quiet Place was the perfect small-scale thriller, centering entirely on one family’s fight for survival with minimal information. The premise worked so well and I was fully expecting a second one to ruin what was achieved. Luckily it doesn’t, but it’s definitely a flawed follow-up.

Part 2 expands on the universe by depicting the day that the monsters came as well as giving an insight into how life continued for other people, but still manages to keep it at micro level. By doing this, it achieves much of what the first one did while increasing the tension. Unfortunately it’s too jagged and unfocused to work as well. In a lot of ways, it feels like Krasinski had two different ideas that were crammed into one story.

All in all, it’s a flawed but decent sequel with all-around phenomenal performances (although Emily Blunt was criminally underused) that’s well worth the movie theatre experience.

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