Early Reactions to A Quiet Place: Part II Praise Taut, Terrifying Sequel

We’ve been eagerly anticipating director John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place: Part II since we heard the sequel was in the works. Now, with the first early reactions appearing online, we feel vindicated in our belief that Krasinski, along with his stellar cast and crew, were going to nail the follow-up. The first reactions hail Part II, reveling in the way the film finds fresh ways to tease out its central conceit; people trying to survive in a world in which alien monsters hunt by sound.

Speaking of people, the first film was squarely focused on the Abbott family, led by Lee (Krasinski) and Evelyn (Emily Blunt), who were trying to keep their children Marcus and Regan (Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds, respectively) alive—and quiet! Evelyn was also pregnant, complicating matters tremendously. The Abbotts, especially pregnant Evelyn, had all the odds stacked against them—yet they survived. Well, not all of them—Lee sacrificed himself to save the children. In the sequel, the remaining Abbotts venture out into the larger world, and in doing so come in contact with other survivors (played by Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou, no less), while the monsters are still out there, hunting and killing at the slightest hint of sound.

It sounds as if Part II is a must-see. Here, then, is your spoiler-free reaction round-up. A Quiet Place: Part II hits theaters on March 20.

Featured image: “A Quiet Place: Part II” teaser poster. Courtesy Paramount Pictures.


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