A Quiet Place Part II (2020)

A Quiet Place Part II
Director: John Krasinski
Writer: Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, John Krasinski
Sequel to: A Quiet Place
Cast: Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cillian Murphy,Djimon Hounsou, Scoot McNairy, John Krasinski
Seen on: 19.6.2021
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Plot:
Evelyn (Emily Blunt), Regan (Millicent Simmonds), Marcus (Noah Jupe) and the baby are all that is left of the Abbott family. With their home destroyed and a newly-discovered weapon against the creatures, they dare venture out to where they saw a signal fire. But the world is a dangerous place, and the creatures aren’t their only problem.

A Quiet Place Part II manages to keep the quality of the first film, although the first film did have a couple of advantages that made it stand out more than this one. But overall, it’s a really satisfying sequel.

The film poster showing Evelyn (Emily Blunt), Regan (Millicent Simmonds) and Marcus (Noah Jupe) carrying a box and some bags, entering an abandoned factory area from the forest.
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A Quiet Place (2018)

A Quiet Place
Director: John Krasinski
Writer: Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, John Krasinski
Cast: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cade Woodward
Seen on: 14.4.2018

Plot:
Earth has been overrun by monsters who can hear the slightest sound and use it to hunt humans down. The Abbotts are desperately trying to survive in the apocalypse, with father Lee (John Krasinski) and mother Evelyn (Emily Blunt) trying to keep their children Regan (Millicent Simmonds) and Marcus (Noah Jupe) safe. The family has an advantage because Regan is deaf and they therefore know sign language. But it’s unlikely that they can go on much longer as they have been.

A Quiet Place pulled me in and didn’t let me go. And it isn’t just a strong, emotional film, it’s also a great example of how to represent disability in films, which makes it even better. I’m happy to say that it is a film that deserves its hype.

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Suburbicon (2017)

Suburbicon
Director: George Clooney
Writer: Joel CoenEthan Coen, George Clooney, Grant Heslov
Cast: Matt Damon, Julianne MooreOscar IsaacNoah JupeTony EspinosaKarimah Westbrook, Leith M. Burke, Richard Kind, Steve Monroe
Seen on: 20.11.2017
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Plot:
Suburbicon is a picture-perfect 1950s community, filled with happy, white, affluent, nuclear families. But then the Mayers (Kamirah Westbrook, Tony Espinosa, Leith M. Burke) move to Suburbicon. They are black and their arrival brings Suburbicon’s facade to crumble, exposing the community’s racism. Their next-door neighbor Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) has other issues, though: he, his wife Rose (Julianne Moore), her twin sister Margaret (Julianne Moore), and their son Nicky (Noah Jupe) are being robbed in their own home, with dire consequences. But that’s only the beginning of the troubles in Suburbicon.

I found Suburbicon pretty disappointing. I thought that it would be about racism, but it revolves much more around the Lodges and their story. And that story does have a Coen-esque feel, but one that doesn’t quite come together.

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