A Quiet Place Part II

 (4,837)7.31 h 37 min2021X-RayPG-13
Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) continue their fight for survival in silence, now facing the terrors of the outside world in this suspenseful thriller directed by John Krasinski.
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John Krasinski
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Emily BluntMillicent SimmondsNoah Jupe
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SuspenseHorrorAdventureAction
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English [CC]
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English
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Supporting actors
Cillian MurphyDjimon Hounsou
Producers
John KrasinskiMichael BayAllyson SeegerJoann PerritanoBrad FullerAndrew FormAaron Janus
Studio
Paramount Pictures
Rating
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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Jamie C.Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
YES! A good sequel!
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If you enjoyed the first movie and became invested in the characters, this one will not disappoint. I was attempting to predict what would happen every step of the way... maybe got it right a few times but for the most part I had no idea what was coming.

The acting in both of these movies is superb, there is something quite amazing about entertainers that can make you hang on every moment of silence (rather than every word). The level of acting through body language and communication by facial expression will be examples for others for many years to come.
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Carl SchultzReviewed in the United States on May 29, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
A Continuation Worthy Of Its Predecessor (Review Contains Plot Elements)
“A Quiet Place Part II” Distributed by Paramount Pictures, 97 Minutes, Rated PG-13, Released May 28, 2021:

Within its first five minutes, “A Quiet Place Part II” manages to kick the pegs out from under the audience. And each time the viewer begins to scramble to his feet and regain his balance, the movie pushes him back down and keeps him disoriented and alarmed for most of its 97-minute running time.

Only toward the end of the picture does the audience fully realize that by combining suspense, terrific storytelling, deafening silence, and a kind of visceral horror, the film has effectively created one continuous and sustained jump-scare, a likely prototype for the next decade’s worth of movie thrillers and horror extravaganzas.

By sacrificing traditional horror convention, “A Quiet Place” in 2018 scored a direct hit with discerning audiences. With the audacity to establish its horror credibility by killing off not one but two of its central characters (one of them a small child), the original film also employed silence as a tool to craft overwhelming levels of suspense...both on the screen and off. After the first 20 minutes or so, viewers who rustled popcorn, crinkled a candy wrapper, or slurped a slushie risked retribution from a nervous audience swept up in the film and anxious to maintain silence in the name of self-preservation.

Less a sequel than a continuation of the 2018 original, in “A Quiet Place Part II” the hapless Abbott family resumes its baleful, barefoot odyssey through the ruins of middle-class American society in search of safety or civilization. The family moves quietly, eluding the sightless alien conquerors who hunt with an augmented and lethally-acute sense of hearing. In this brave new world, silence equals survival.

Eventually the Abbotts--widowed mom Evelyn (Emily Blunt) and her newborn baby, hearing-impaired teenage daughter Regan (Millicent Simmonds), and adolescent son Marcus (Noah Jupe)--wander into the vicinity of an abandoned factory now populated by hardened survivor Emmett (Cillian Murphy). Once a close friend of Evelyn’s late husband Lee, Emmett since the death of his wife and family has abandoned hope and embraced feral despair.

But daughter Regan has found a reason for hope: Regan’s other senses--and her survivor instincts--have been sharpened by her hearing impairment. By using a radio to create deafening audio feedback as a weapon against the sensitive ears of the alien marauders, Regan has also discovered a signal from a distant radio transmitter--a signal that cryptically transmits a continuous broadcast of the popular 1950s song “Beyond the Sea.” Regan has pinpointed the source of the transmission, and resolves to learn who’s sending it.

Written and directed by John Krasinski, by now well beyond his original fame as an actor on TV’s long-running comedy “The Office,” “A Quiet Place Part II” demonstrates how Krasinski has matured as a filmmaker since the first picture. He not only orchestrates the contributions of his cast, but cuts between multiple storylines and transitions seamlessly from the hushed existence of the Abbotts and the stone-silent world of the teenage daughter (in scenes depicted from Regan’s perspective, all sound is jarringly removed from the picture’s audio track).

The highest praise for “A Quiet Place Part II” is that the film is worthy of its predecessor. Reuniting the film’s original cast and most of its creative staff, “Part II” uses the first picture’s foundation to not only continue its effect but build upon it, and in the process adds more thrills and chills to the modern horror lexicon. The movie does presume the viewer has seen “A Quiet Place,” but box viewer attendance figures seem to make that presumption a safe bet.

By creating a persuasive continuum to the terrific 2018 film, “A Quiet Place Part II” also becomes possibly the very first horror classic of the post-pandemic era. Produced prior to the Covid-19 breakout and lockdown, “A Quiet Place Part II” premiered at New York’s Lincoln Center on March 8, 2020. But the film’s distribution was rescheduled at least four times by continuing Covid concerns before the general release was finally set for May 28, over fourteen months after the picture’s original opening. In between--a global pandemic.

But the film’s numerous delays possibly contained an unexpected benefit: In the picture’s notions of people defying their individual weaknesses to achieve collective strength, embracing uncertainty to find courage, and looking beyond their worst fears to forge ultimate strength and hope, it's natural to wonder whether the events of the past year haven’t tempered us to be especially receptive to the picture’s theme, and its moral.

Maybe the traumatic worldwide events which occurred in the interim between “A Quiet Place” and “A Quiet Place Part II” somehow matured the audience in such a way that it’s grown into the sequel...even more than the original 2018 hit inadvertently helped to condition its audience for the troubled times and unspeakable tragedies which still lay ahead at the time of its original release. We’ll never know.

“A Quiet Place Part II” is rated PG-13 for terror, violence, and disturbing images.
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RossReviewed in the United States on July 15, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
I laughed at the ending
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I looked forward to this movie but was disappointed. I would recommend waiting for the price to come down to anyone who has more patience. I heard it was good and maybe I am too picky. There are elements that are done well. I wouldn't say the cinematography is garbage - that is well executed but not exactly original either. There is a nice tracking shot at the beginning but it obviously was not a hard one to accomplish. My greatest complaint is that the characters do not seem to get any smarter and the children's character arc is very basic and nearly identical. The revisiting of major plot devices from the previous movie was a bit corny. Whether it was briefly seeing an important object in a flashback from before the events of the first movie or simply revisiting a location: it felt forced. A lot of the new characters performances seemed unnatural. The "people not worth saving" look like they were toned-down copies of Rob Zombie's Firefly family. The people in the metaphorical "Garden of Eden" were simply too clean cut in contrast. Perhaps three stars would be appropriate, but I looked forward to this movie and ended up tired with it after the first 15 minutes. I understand that they don't specifically name what town it is set in to make it connect to a broader audience, but the implied ambiguity feels forced in the dialogue. It's as if no one is interested in how the nearby town managed and no one names places because it's forbidden. The fact that they killed off the only two black guys in the movie was predictable and distasteful. I took one look at them and thought "oh yeah this dude is gonna die". Too basic.
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DodgerGirl67Reviewed in the United States on July 13, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Beyond the Sea!
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John Krasinski did us Proud in his sequel part 2 A Quite Place!
I loved they gave some info on how it started in the first few minutes.
It was just a taste but a Good Taste!
It's hard giving AQP2 a review without giving too much away,
But I'll say this,,
I had a feeling in the First one that "Water" was also another weakness of the Monsters!
Just a feeling, I didn't think they'd Know how to swim, Lol.
There's a hint.
But there's obviously going to be a part 3 and that was obvious, because in the beginning of this one after the first 10 min it shows "Part II"
That's a tell tell sign when written that way there's a part III coming.
It's like chapters.
Plus the government hasn't figured out yet (Surprisingly) HOW to kill these suckers and it'll take this Family a Few movies (on foot) to get the "High frequency killing theory/proof" to the military I'm sure.
But kudos on this Part II
We absolutely loved it!
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Frugal Dad of DaughterReviewed in the United States on July 14, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Better than the first!
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We are not often as fond of sequels but have to admit, this one was absolutely riveting! I loved the growth of the characters, the new settings, the incorporation of the cochlear device and the heart-stopping suspense and tension when it came to the kids pitted against the monsters! Brilliant and can't wait for the next!
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cloisrocksReviewed in the United States on July 17, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wow! This is fantastic!
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I just loved this! I thought it was a bit better than the first. It kept me on edge! I liked the additional actors, for it really added to the atmosphere of the movie. The acting was superb. The concept of the family constantly running from the alienated creatures, having the creatures on boats and in water was brilliant! I also liked the flashback in the beginning of how it all started out. I also really liked the character of Regan Abbott. She was fearless and brave confronting that creature! I really felt the film had more action than the original. Everything about this was outstanding! I’d definitely recommend!
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joel wingReviewed in the United States on July 21, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Story of survival and adventure Loss and hope
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The original A Quiet Place was a pleasant surprise. It was about aliens who invade Earth and are attracted by sound. How could a movie that is mostly silent be good was the obvious challenge. They were able to make it work which led to Part II. The story is part survival as the family tries to avoid being killed and part adventure as they go to new places.

The film begins with the alien invasion to remind the audience of what happened. It then takes up where the last movie left off. And yes, it’s still got no talking for most of the story. Not only that but many times they switch to the daughter Millicent Simmonds perspective who is deaf by eliminating all sound. It’s a very original twist to the storytelling. Added to that the tension, the aliens, the mix of hope and loss and you’ve got another enjoyable movie on your hands.
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MkReviewed in the United States on July 13, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
The kids are growing up just fine!
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Cannot wait for III!
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