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‘A Quiet Place’ keeps viewers on edge of their seats

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"A Quiet Place" was released April 6. It made $213.3 million in box office sales. Rotten Tomatoes rated the film 4.2 out of 5.

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"A Quiet Place" was released April 6. It made $213.3 million in box office sales. Rotten Tomatoes rated the film 4.2 out of 5.

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When I had first heard about “A Quiet Place” I thought, oh great, another scary movie with a subpar plot and predictable storyline. However, much to my surprise, this movie was actually decent and I would even say pretty good. It quickly dives into the story of a family surviving in a modern world ravaged by monsters. The unique spin is that these monsters hunt by sound.

This means that as long as you can stay quiet, you’ll survive. This is a delightfully original idea that I’ve never seen done before. Along with a unique storyline, this movie also features incredible acting. One of the many creative additions in this movie is that it features a deaf actress, Millicent Simmonds.

The film follows the family over the course of a year and the climax is that the mother is pregnant. Throughout the film I was thinking how can she possibly give birth without producing sound. But the characters in the film had a well thought out plan that kept viewers anxiously on their toes.

I believe the reason this film has done so well is because of the way director John Krasinski draws the viewers in. He was very clever about the production of this movie and keeps you rooting for the family the whole time. Although it featured the typical deaths of characters as seen in nearly all horror movies, it was done in a way that wasn’t so predictable.

“A Quiet Place” is a breath of fresh air in the horror movie scene, and I encourage anyone who likes to be on the edge of their seat to see it. The movie also sheds light on the lack of diversity in acting and how we could see more deaf actors in the media.  

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‘A Quiet Place’ keeps viewers on edge of their seats