“A Quiet Place: Day One” First Reactions: A Thrilling Prequel Led By Lupita Nyong’o, Joseph Quinn, and Frodo the Cat

The first reactions are pouring in (or are they purring in?) for Paramount’s prequel A Quiet Place: Day One, indicating that writer/director Michael Sarnoski has pulled off a properly satisfying lens-widener on the sci-fi horror franchise created by John Krasinski. Krasinski established the after-effects of a world dominated by blind but exquisitely lethal aliens who hunt by sound in A Quiet Place (2018) and A Quiet Place: Part II (2020). Those films captured the reign of the blind, sound-hunting aliens 472 days and more after their arrival on Earth—now, we finally get to see what the world was right as the alien invasion was underway. It’s not pretty.

Led by Lupita Nyong’o and starring Joseph Quinn, Djimon Hounsou, Alex Wolff, and a cat named Frodo—played by two kitties, Nico and Schnitzel—Day One expands the scope of the franchise even further than Krasinski’s killer follow-up, Part II, did. In Part II, Evelyn Abbott (Emily Blunt) and her children meet other survivors of the alien scourge. In Day One, we’ll see how New York City reacted to their arrival, with Nyong’o’s Sam and Quinn’s Eric coming together under the most insane of circumstances in attempt to survive in the explicable and very sudden alien attack

A Quiet Place: Day One is extraordinarily raw exploring the resilience and underestimation of simple human interaction,” writes Critic Carla Renata. “Once again I could hear a pin drop in the theater because everyone was so invested in what would happen to Lupita Nyong’o, Joseph Quinn, and the cat,” writes Collider‘s Steven Weintraub.

Let’s have a peek at what the critics are saying. A Quiet Place: Day One is in theaters on June 28.

For more on A Quiet Place: Day One, check out these stories:

Devastation & Determination in a New “A Quiet Place: Day One” Featurette

“A Quiet Place: Day One” Trailer Unleashes the Alien Scourge on an Unsuspecting NYC

First Trailer for “A Quiet Place: Day One” Reveals the Lupita Nyong’o-led Prequel

Featured image: Djimon Hounsou as “Henri” and Lupita Nyong’o as “Samira” in A Quiet Place: Day One from Paramount Pictures.


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