Hello everybody and welcome back to the Mid-American page. I do apologize this article is coming late due to plans I had earlier in the day. However, my lovely girlfriend and her dad took me to see A Quiet Place. I have never done a movie review before; therefore, I am going to give it a stab.
This movie is very different in many aspects. First aspect of this movie that is different is the lack of dialogue. The movie takes place in 2020, when a certain species takes over the world and kills off many of the human population. This creature is blind but has this superhuman hearing that can hear the smallest noise. The family that is followed in the movie has to be quiet in order to survive. While this seems impossible, this is probably the best suited family for this situation due to the fact the little girl is deaf and can only communicate via sign language.
This movie is really cool because it truly shows how well this family prepared. They used sand on their walkways to cover up the sound of footsteps, they did not wear shoes to avoid the extra noise, they padded their house and barn with blankets so it was more soundproof, had set up procedures for certain situations, and had different kind of lights to let the others know if there was danger at their compound.
However, this movie had some weird aspects to it as well. The main being, I have no clue what the characters names are. Therefore, I assume John Kasinski is still Jim Haplert who is just having the most shitty Monday in human history. Nonetheless, it kept this movie simple and made it very intriguing.
Another weird aspect is there is absolutely no background and I hated it but loved it. They drop you into the movie and makes you feel like you are apart of the family. They do this by putting you into a confused mindset from the beginning. You have no idea what is going on or even how to stop it. This aspect will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire duration of the movie.
This is not really something I found weird, but you know these people must have known about the video game, Left 4 Dead. The zombies on the video game were also attracted to sound, but were killable. The best part about the game was the pipebomb making noises and attracting all the zombies and blowing them all to Hell. In the movie, the creatures were seemingly invincible, but sound else where made them go away. Therefore, I think it would have been smart to gather a bunch of timers and chucked them as far as possible to avoid some of these situations. For a family as well prepared as this one, even an idiot such as myself could have thought of that.
All and all this movie was a fantastic film and cannot wait to see if they will further this into a series or not. If you have not seen this movie, I am going to highly recommend you watch this. However, that is all I have for today and thank you for joining me on this Friday (well Saturday). As always stay tuned for more fresh daily content from myself and the rest of the Mid-American crew.