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‘A Quiet Place: Part II’ Delivers The Scares and Sets Up A Thrilling Sequel

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.

I’m Seeing ‘A Quiet Place: Part II’ Today!

Three years ago, A Quiet Place hit theaters and it reinvigorated the sci-fi/horror genre in a way most movies of the same genre can’t. Boasting an impressive 96% score on Rotten Tomatoes, A Quiet Place was practically a perfect movie from start to finish, invoking real emotion, real fear, and some real jump scares. But the best thing about A Quiet Place was that it wasn’t trying to be scary. It just was.

When I watched it those years ago the ambiguous ending left me confused. But when I heard there was going to be a sequel, helmed once again by John Krasinski who would return for directing and writing, I just knew it was going to be special again. Sure enough, I saw the trailers and it looked like Krasinski was going the classic Aliens route by turning up the action notch rather than keeping the story simple and isolated.

Now, today, I’m finally getting a chance to watch A Quiet Place: Part II and I am so excited!

I’m fully vaccinated so even though I have gone to see films in a movie theater while the pandemic was still wildly active (six times, I might add) I always felt wary. Specifically eating my popcorn in the auditorium. Now, I can eat my popcorn and candy and feel totally comfortable and I. Am. Ready!

Later on today I’ll share my spoiler-free review. Until then, I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day.

I’m Recasting the Alfred Hitchcock Movies: Part 2

In the last part of this series I recast the main characters of classic Hitchcock movies Rope, North by Northwest, and The Birds. Today, I will recast three more films; Rear Window, The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Shadow of a Doubt. Enjoy!

Shadow of a Doubt is one of Hitchcock’s best movies. In fact, it was Hitchcock’s personal favorite and for good reason. This film builds upon its suspense and is perfectly directed, leading you through the story in a really immersive way.

In it, Joseph Cotton plays the estranged uncle, Charlie Oakley and Teresa Wright plays his niece, Charlie Newton. They are the beating heart of this thriller masterpiece and it is their performances that help make this one of my favorite Hitchcock movies.

But who could play these two? I’ve got just the two actors who would be perfect in these roles.

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I Have a Feeling John Krasinski is Going To Play Mr. Fantastic

John Krasinski first became a renowned actor due to his role as Jim Halpert in the acclaimed comedy, The Office. Since then, I hadn’t seen him in many roles but apparently, there was a moment when he was almost given the role of Steve Rogers/Captain America in Captain America: The First Avenger.

Here’s how the story goes.

He was seriously considering playing Steve Rogers when, in a meeting for the role, Chris Hemsworth (Thor) walks by. He saw Hemsworth and how jacked he was and immediately deduced that he was not ready to get on the strict regiment to turn into a full-fledged superhero. Hence, the role would go to Chris Evans.

Over the years, people have approached Krasinski about the dream role and how he passed up such a great opportunity but it seems that Krasinski’s relationship with Marvel did not come to an end.

According to recent interviews, Krasinski himself has provided interest in playing another iconic Marvel superhero, Mr. Fantastic, in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot set to arrive in the next couple of years or so. Continue reading I Have a Feeling John Krasinski is Going To Play Mr. Fantastic

‘A Quiet Place II’ Gets an Official Trailer

A couple of years ago, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt made a movie together that would become one of the critically-acclaimed films of 2018, A Quiet Place. No, it wasn’t the best science-fiction movie ever made but it was easily the best sci-fi/horror film since Alien.

With an original concept and a storyline that was handled perfectly, A Quiet Place turned out to be actually quite a good film. And now, its sequel is a few months from arriving. Here’s the first official trailer.

I have a feeling this movie is going to be just as good, just in a more action-packed way. This is definitely one film to look forward to this year.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a tremendous day.

Movie Review Flashback: ‘A Quiet Place’ Is The Best Sci-Fi Movie I’ve Seen In Years

When I saw the trailer for A Quiet Place while watching Justice League I immediately knew I wanted to see this movie. I’m not a fan of scary movies in the slightest. I refuse to watch The Exorcist and I’ve just recently gotten the guts to watch The Shining all the way through. Scary movies are my allergy but this film felt like something I had to see. I’ve never seen a movie where the premise is that you have to stay completely silent to avoid being found by a mysterious something or else you will perish. I knew this film was going to be scary but the premise sounded too original and cool not to watch. I ended up missing the opportunity to see it in the movie theaters but I finally got to see it on digital at home and it was surprisingly better than I expected.

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A Quiet Place is about a family who, in a post-apocalyptic world where any sound can get them killed, is just trying to survive. The movie starts a little slow but soon establishes the seriousness of the situation the family is going through in a legitimately horrifying fashion. The story then showcases the family living a somewhat ordinary life despite their obvious noise-making hindrance but when life hits with a bang (literally) things go awry real fast.

What impressed me the most about this film is its realistic situations. This movie could’ve easily turned south real fast by having the family participate in wild escapades that would’ve turned the film into a typical PG-13 action film where the protagonists are supposedly invincible (like Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.) The writers for A Quiet Place, however, kept the suspense up and never let the movie get corny in any way. Let me give you an example. SPOILERS AHEAD!

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