Wednesday, June 30, 2021

A Quiet Place: Part II in 150 Words or Less


Lowest common denominator crap half as effective as the already ineffective first film, A Quieter Place makes me long to be sent to The Quietest Place called the grave just to escape its banal CG-barf bullshit. These monsters, with their jittery daisy-petal heads and beanstalk arms just do not frighten me, moving as weightlessly through their world as skiffs of wind -- they have no presence or personality, they're screeching ciphers with sharp elbows, strangers on a crowded summer subway train where something stinks to high heaven and you can't wait to just get home. There are good actors on-screen and they are asked to quiver and tremble their lips ten thousand times, ad infinitum, until the ceiling caves in. I longed to smother myself with all the little bits of pillow within reach by its witless conclusion. God I hate these movies.

5 comments:

Iñaki said...

Love this!

Astroboymn said...

Thank you for saying this for me and all the others thoroughly unimpressed with these weak sauce movies.

Shawny said...

Yeah, it was weak overall, though not horrible. And Jaws is 50 years old. The director should have studied that film. You don't need to show the monster to create intense fear in an audience.

bdog said...

Eh, I liked it. The opening is fantastic. Jupe and Simmonds are astonishingly good actors, there's none of that 'child actor' thing about them. And I did not recognize Scoot McNairy, and I love him.
Speaking of Scoot, Monsters is on Prime right now, it's excellent.

Drew said...

I hope you get peace from whoever hurt you as a child.