The Quiet Place is a quiet movie about an apocalypse of origins unknown. What the audience does see is a quick moving monster that kills quickly and for what seems like no reason. The movie begins with a a family on a quiet shopping spree, and while on their way home tragedy ensues. One of the three children, daughter Regan, is deaf, and possibly has been since birth. The parents are seen as a loving couple who try to find romance when they can, but what can you do when you live in a world without sound.
As life continues, and the family learns to live with the silence, and in silence, a relationship is ruptured due to the previous tragedy. Things escalate as it is revealed the mother is pregnant with a child and about to give birth. When that moment comes, everything that can go wrong, does. The alien monsters are blind and work through echo location, searching for their prey through even the slight sounds they make. They run towards the home the family has made, ready to eliminate them all. One by one the family has to fight for survival, and one by one they either live or die.
The ending of this movie was for a moment surprising, as a character is killed who I did not expect to be killed. There is a lot of anxiety in this movie that creates intense feelings of apprehension. One is walking carefully through this movie with the characters wondering who will live and who will die, or if the entire family will be executed.
I did enjoy this movie quite a bit. I would have liked a little more backstory into the alien monsters and how they came to be, but there were hints, although not enough for me to feel satisfied. This movie also reminded me of the movie Mars Attacks a little due to the way the aliens were killed in both movies.
I recommend a viewing of this. And although I am not reviewing it, I highly recommend BlacKkKlansman.