A QUIET PLACE PART 2 (2020): The Things I Liked…

A Quiet Place Part 2 (2020), Emily Blunt, Paramount Pictures
A Quiet Place Part 2 (2020), Emily Blunt, Paramount Pictures

A Quiet Place Part 2 is one of those rare sequels that didn’t leave me disappointed at the end. I found so much to love about Emily Blunt, John Krasinski and Cillian Murphy’s movie that I’m contemplating watching it again in a few days. 

There’s lot’s of heart in this one. So much so that the word that lit up in my mind throughout most of the movie, and especially towards the end, is love; though perhaps not in the most obvious way. The acting is brilliant and you’re going to jump out of your skin a few times. You may even cry, once or twice.

Don’t be surprised if as soon as the movie starts, you find yourself confused and wondering whether the cinema has messed up and is playing A Quiet Place (2018) instead of A Quiet Place Part 2. They haven’t made a mistake, because soon enough, just about everything starts making sense, and after a slightly slower pace, it all picks up and becomes so engrossing and entertaining that you probably won’t see the end coming. 

As for what I wish was different about this movie, there are a few small things, two of which happen in act one. The first involves the placing of the baby in the box, then wading away in the water. This scene proved confusing, and distressing, in part because of the shot that follows it.

My other issue is with the arguably unnecessary pounding musical score that accompanies what happens after Blunt’s character says ‘Run.’ I feel that the same scene works better in the trailer, where it’s captured without music. Or, maybe the music that ends up in the film simply stood out a lot, and not in the best way. 

Overall, I’d say that the annoyances that come with A Quiet Place Part 2, in no way outweigh the fun and moving ride that this movie is. Watch it if you haven’t already. You may find that the word love lights up brightly for you, as it did for me.

Happy Film Loving


22 thoughts on “A QUIET PLACE PART 2 (2020): The Things I Liked…”

  1. Of course I had to come over IMMEDIATELY to see what you said about it! yay! I agree.. nothing’s perfect but to make a sequel better than the original is quite a feat to me! 🙂

    1. I was happy to see you’d watched it, and liked it. I too read your words right away! 😁
      Now I’m just excited to see what Krasinski does next in the writer/director role. May he continue to get better and better. 🙏

    1. There’s probably more to love in this sequel, for sure. Also, it’s not often that sequels improve on the original. Krasinski and team did good!! 🤓 🥳 Still, the first one has some impressive moments I won’t soon forget.

      1. Agree. And surprised to see that Michael Bay was (in some way) part of that team. Maybe just on the production side.

      2. hahah! True that. I think he was one of the producers? He had a quite prominent credit at the end.
        I do love a Bay spin-shot. And how dedicated he is to real-life action and explosions, not just the cgi versions.

      3. I must have missed teh Bay credit because by the end of the movie I closed my eyes to enjoy the music. Then I started typing rapidly to makes notes about th efilm for this post while they were still fresh.

        Fun camera work is indeed part of Bay’s signature. I remember watching 6 Underground (2019) and thinking that the action sequences in Hong Kong were my favourite part of the movie.

      1. I LOVE Graham Norton. He is so prepared, so kind, no, generous, repeatedly setting up a joke for the shyest of guests so that they get the punch line and all the glory. Not many hosts do that. He is awesome.

      2. I couldn’t agree more! He’s one of my favourite things about The UK/ Ireland and the very best talk show host. So quick with his wit and he makes his job look easy when it’s far from it. Long May he continue to delight us. 😊🙏

  2. This was easily one of the best movies I’ve seen this year. I saw it with my mom and brother and we had a blast. The sound usage was different than the first movie, but it didn’t bother me too much.

  3. This was the first movie I’ve been to in theaters in over a year and a half, and I’m happy it was the one we chose. You are so right about it having heart. I kept comparing it to the video game “The last of Us” in my head (because of the pairing between Regan and Emmett), but that game has such a bleak outlook, this one is full of hope and determination.

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