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A Quiet Place Part II Review: Slick Monster Sequel Delivers High-Tension Thrills

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A Quiet Place Part II Review: Slick Monster Sequel Delivers High-Tension Thrills


A Quiet Place Part II (PG13)

Starring Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy

Directed by John Krasinski

​​​​​​​Following a calm-before-the-storm prologue, John Krasinski’s sequel to his terrific 2018 creature-feature picks up mere moments after the first movie. This time, Emily Blunt and her brood venture beyond their farmhouse into a world overrun by gnarly alien predators that hunt by sound. Cillian Murphy, who’s no stranger to post-apocalyptic survival rigours (28 Days Later), plays an old friend of the protagonists’, joins the slick follow-up which once again relies on the power of silence and stillness to generate high-tension thrills (best appreciated on the big screen), even if it has lost of some of the freshness (nothing here can hold a candle to the bathtub birthing or that squirmy rusty-nail-in-the-foot sequence in the original.) But it does allow Millicent Simmonds, as the hearing-impaired daughter whose auditory device is key to defeating the monsters, to shine in a few badass moments. (3.5/5 stars)

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