BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
Look at me go with the new and up to date horror films, aren't you proud?! The hype around this one was high, so high, and I can see why... "In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing."
A Quiet Place is a great film to review, great in the way that I have a lot to talk about - I liked this film, mainly because of how original and clever it is as a whole. I have never seen a film that is almost silent, but is also so tense at the same time. Sound and music creates tension, but yet, this film still manages to make you jump and on the edge of you seat even with nothing. I also loved how the daughter is deaf, and when it goes to her point of view, you lose all sound - that is so damn clever. If you don't believe me, just turn the sound off of the next horror film you watch, it loses all tension. Or at least most of the main tension anyway.
The family are mainly clever in this... mainly. They have planned this whole thing out for months, they have plans for when things go wrong, for when they split up, everything. And those plans are very clever, things that I hadn't even thought of, they covered. But, and there is a but. That but is a bun in the oven. WHO WOULD HAVE A BABY IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS?!
Now, this is where I start poking holes in this very clever little film - plot holes, there are a few.
Going back to the baby, that was a very stupid idea being how loud babies are - saying that though, they have it all planned so bravo to them.
The house is set out as to where to step to make noise - how? There is a noise and they get attacked. I put it down to why they had a baby, send a child out to check for noise, they get got and they pop out another to replace - simple.
The characters all walk around barefoot, you're telling me no one stubbed a toe or anything and made noise in those many months while barefoot?
Well, the child that goes was an accident waiting to happen - should have been watching...
Some of this movie was slightly unclear, about the monsters, were they fully blind or could they smell or see close up things? No idea.
There are a fair few plot holes to this film regarding living in silence. What about when you sneeze, or when you use the loo, or fart? Just everyday bodily things that you can't help but make noise. It's a bit like time travel, think too much about it and you'll ruin it.
Just take A Quiet Place as a very clever, original film, that is tense and enjoyable and try not to think about how far fetched it is...
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..