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|Original title:||A Quiet Place: Part 2|
|Genre:||Adventure, Horror, Drama|
|Production country:||USA 2020|
|Running time:||Approx. 97 min.|
Even though they have found the aliens' weak spot, the danger from the extremely sound-sensitive creatures is far from over. After the horrific events at her farm, Evelyn Abbott (Emily Blunt) is on her own to get herself and her children Regan (Millicent Simmonds), Marcus (Noah Jupe) and newborn to safety. As they flee, the same rules apply as in their previous daily lives: they must be absolutely silent. But they soon realize that the ferocious monsters aren't the only deadly danger lurking...
"A Quiet Place 2" isn't simply a sequel to 2018's surprise hit, which grossed over $340 million worldwide on a relatively low $17 million budget. Rather, director and screenwriter John Krasinski consistently spins the story further, expanding on the story and the world in which it is set with this sequel. After a brief prologue showing the moment horror has befallen the world, Part 2 picks up directly from the events of its predecessor. Of course, the initial situation is still the same. Still, the whole thing is not a clumsy repetition of what worked so well in the first film. Alone due to the fact that Evelyn and the kids have to leave their home, the events take a new direction. And when the small group is then also divided and thus two different storylines arise, the film finally breaks away from the narrative scheme of the predecessor.
The fact that at the end of part 1 there was, after all, an effective weapon against the monsters and that now it is a matter of being able to use this knowledge effectively - and preferably worldwide - is particularly well done. Because: What good is the best weapon if you can't use it. So a new challenge has been added to the actual threat, which makes the whole thing dramaturgically very rousing. What has remained the same, however, is the enormous tension that arises from the necessity of absolute silence. There are two scenes in particular in which you hardly want to breathe in order not to make a sound. And at the latest now it becomes clear: As nice as it was to be able to enjoy a few film premieres at home last year despite closed cinemas - a film like "A Quiet Place 2" simply belongs in the cinema!
John Krasinski has delivered here a rousing and exciting follow-up to his horror surprise. A small idea has now turned into a really interesting world that will be expanded upon in 2023 with a spin-off from director Jeff Nichols. And it's safe to assume, given the success of Part 2, that we'll also see the Abbott family again in an official Part 3 sometime in the not-too-distant future. If the quality stays like this and the story is expanded with a few new ideas, it can happily continue! For me a real hit and therefore also: absolutely worth seeing!
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