A Quiet Place: Day One

A Quiet Place: Day One

As New York City is invaded by alien creatures who hunt by sound, a woman named Sammy fights to survive.

  • Released: 2024-03-06
  • Runtime: 99 minutes
  • Genre: Horror, Thrillers
  • Stars: Lupita Nyong'o, Alex Wolff, Joseph Quinn, Djimon Hounsou, Cain Aiden, Jennifer Woodward, Elijah Ungvary
  • Director: Michael Sarnoski, Michael Sarnoski
  • Maayadah - 4 July 2024
    We were promised a campaign and recieved a side quest.

    How many times are they going to get away with it? A $67m budget for a side mission that left us none the wiser. Why do movies like this drop off so much I wonder? Do filmmakers not care anymore? It starts off very promising even though you know what to expect, but the depth of the movie is lacking to say the least. Imagine having the entirety of new york city to work with but you don't leave a five block radius, that's an example of how much of the surface was scratched here. I can't help but think about what could have been.

    Time and time again moviemakers create a protagonist without asking the question of 'why should anyone care?'. Why is this main character any more important than anyone else in that city?

    They just fabricate scenario after scenario in an attempt to make the main character out to be selfless, almost as though that was the entire purpose of the movie. It was like the writers telling us to look at how resilient and selfless she is and all the while the world as we know it is coming to an end! How about you show me what's happening across the world!?

    Why are these aliens here? Where did they come from? What does the military and government know? Is it worldwide? How does the world plan to fight back?

    Okay, it's day one...I get it. However I do imagine that things would move pretty fast in this type of situation.

    It's irrelevant now but what this movie should have been was 5-6 different stories in one. All of those perspectives providing a better picture for us of not only what happened but what's coming next. There are some brilliant actors in this movie alongside Lupita. Alex Wolff, Djimon Hounsou & what should have been a breakout role for Joseph Quinn. All of which were very sadly underutilised.

    We had a good idea in this 'A Quiet Place' franchise meet an established actor with friends in high places. I really wish a nobody with a great idea would get a chance one day. I think as a collective, fans of this franchise would have done a much better job with this installment overall.
  • cylawsam - 3 July 2024
    This completely ruins the franchise
    With high hope entertaining the cinema, i came out with huge disappointment. And truth be told, the most exciting scenes are already provided free of charge in the trailer.

    While I appreciate the quietness the setting of the film, but characters whisppering the entire film does not help audiences to understand what they are talking frankly. (NB: the previous two cleverly dealt with that by sign language plus captions). And, of course I know by jotting notes to communicate is a way out, but do you expect the audiences can see what the characters wrote in that dark and dim background?

    And, the story itself is loose, scattered and not complete.

    In any event, my best advice is not to waste your time and money for this.