Well, I watched A Quiet Place: Part II today…fully vaccinated and maskless, which was very rewarding as a diehard movie theater fan. There’s nothing like walking into a theater to see a movie, to smell that iconic scent of popcorn in the air, and to hear the faint rumbling of the auditoriums throughout the theater as they each play a different film.
My theater, considering that it was the earliest showing, wasn’t packed but it was full of people ready to see the sequel to Krasinski’s 2018 surprise horror masterpiece. And sure enough, A Quiet Place: Part II delivers perfectly.
Like Aliens, the sequel builds upon the story with larger action pieces built around the same sort of slow-burn infuriating tenseness that the first film delivered so brilliantly. While A Quiet Place was more profoundly terrifying due to its various situations, the sequel manages to be just as nail-bitingly tense and I loved every second of anxiety.
A Quiet Place: Part II also begs for a sequel with an ending that, like the first one, leaves you wanting more. A Quiet Place: Part III has the chance of being even bigger and better than its two predecessors and if Krasinski returns to direct and write I can see it being another hit.
We have had horror movies strike luck twice but I believe A Quiet Place: Part III could be the first of a franchise to strike three times. In fact, I can see this story being split into a spinoff limited series on HBO Max, produced by Krasinski, giving us a chance to see this story from another angle with a brand new group of people because it is fascinating.
All in all, while A Quiet Place was inspiring for its originality and a true masterclass in suspense A Quiet Place: Part II is a masterclass in understanding how to keep the story going without losing the steam.
I’ll give it 93 out of 100 and 4 out of 5 stars.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.