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A Quiet Place
« on: April 02, 2018, 11:37:38 PM »
Was good. Tense.  Almost felt a bit like The Last Of Us in parts.  Maybe some Signs 'n' Alien 'n' Pitch Black in there as well.  Always liked films where everyone shuts their wee geggies and lets the action do the talking.  I get the vibe the director isn't a natural action director (just something about the muddy way some of the set-pieces were...set up), but it's really good for a script by some nobodies that was picked up on a whim by Michael Bay's production company.

Yay for low-effort thread openers.

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/a_quiet_place_2018/

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2018, 11:44:57 PM »
Jim from The Office in "not a natural action director" shock.

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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2018, 11:52:03 PM »
I thought he was Gerard Butler for most of the film.

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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2018, 12:21:54 AM »
Looks like the threat level here is maybe even beyond midnight.

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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2018, 02:12:33 AM »
The male lead in it looks like he's 6'11'' and weighs 90 pounds. Gumby has a better body than him.

Boom, roasted.

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2018, 03:43:40 AM »
Is this Jim fto’s payback deal for the Benbhazi film?

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2018, 12:43:46 PM »
I thought it was a pretty ordinary monster flick. Very hokey and absolutely packed with plot holes and inconsistencies. Got very silly towards the end - a major twist comes straight out of Mars Attacks. Some moments were very effective, but it don't understand why it's being so lauded. It Comes At Night covered similar ground much more satisfyingly.

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2018, 10:08:43 PM »
Missed the opportunity for a scene where one of the characters has to hold in an absolute rascal of a fart.

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2018, 04:26:29 AM »
Title kinda sounds like a Terence Davies

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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2018, 10:04:07 AM »
I thought it was a pretty ordinary monster flick. Very hokey and absolutely packed with plot holes and inconsistencies. Got very silly towards the end - a major twist comes straight out of Mars Attacks. Some moments were very effective, but it don't understand why it's being so lauded. It Comes At Night covered similar ground much more satisfyingly.

I'm with you there. I thought maybe I was just being a Cynical Horror Bastard because everyone is calling it edge-of-your-seat terrifying and I didn't find it even remotely scary. And as you say, the core idea was pretty inconsistent. I said as much in my review: https://screengoblin.com/2018/04/07/a-quiet-place/


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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2018, 11:43:52 AM »
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You know the scene in every Spielberg movie where someone (usually a child or Tom Cruise) has to hide from some kind of probing alien technology before it gets distracted and leaves? Well A Quiet Place is comprised entirely of that scene, one after the next

That's bang on. I reckon there probably is a great film in John Krasinski, although this had the whiff of one of those sort-of indie films that earns directors a bit of kudos before being given a superhero franchise to work with.

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2018, 03:53:17 PM »
I'm with you there. I thought maybe I was just being a Cynical Horror Bastard because everyone is calling it edge-of-your-seat terrifying and I didn't find it even remotely scary. And as you say, the core idea was pretty inconsistent. I said as much in my review: https://screengoblin.com/2018/04/07/a-quiet-place/

An excellent review as always; informative and entertaining.  I was thinking of going to the cinema to watch this but I reckon I'll wait for it on TV now.

I've neglected your blog for a while and will catch-up on the reviews tonight.  Lovely stuff.

Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2018, 06:08:29 PM »
I thought it was a pretty ordinary monster flick. Very hokey and absolutely packed with plot holes and inconsistencies. Got very silly towards the end - a major twist comes straight out of Mars Attacks

Gee, I wonder what this could be in a film about monsters with sensitive ears. Thanks for the spoiler.

Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2018, 06:15:12 PM »
Gee, I wonder what this could be in a film about monsters with sensitive ears. Thanks for the spoiler.

Sarah Jessica Parker has a walk-on part as a half-woman, half-poodle.

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2018, 07:50:27 PM »
Gee, I wonder what this could be in a film about monsters with sensitive ears. Thanks for the spoiler.

Haha.  It really is incredibly obvious what the spoiler is, from that "hint".

Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2018, 01:04:05 AM »
An excellent review as always; informative and entertaining.  I was thinking of going to the cinema to watch this but I reckon I'll wait for it on TV now.

I've neglected your blog for a while and will catch-up on the reviews tonight.  Lovely stuff.

Thanks St_Eddie, you've always been my favourite Cabber.

I'm still baffled by the number of people calling this movie terrifying. Did we watch the same film?

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« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2018, 01:22:57 AM »
I admittedly found it quite frightening, though that was probably due to the fact I was literally the only person in the screen I was in, which probably heightened the experience.

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2018, 01:33:07 AM »
Thanks St_Eddie, you've always been my favourite Cabber.

D'aww.  Thanks, mate.  That helps to counter my parents telling me that I was their least favourite child.  I wouldn't have minded so much but I was an only child.

I'm still baffled by the number of people calling this movie terrifying. Did we watch the same film?

It doesn't surprise me.  Horror is a niche genre and as such, the majority of audiences are easily coaxed into shitting their pantaloons by anything involving a cheap jump scare or two.

I admittedly found it quite frightening, though that was probably due to the fact I was literally the only person in the screen I was in...

Personally, I'd find that to be joyful and relaxing experience.  It's the strangers sat around me at the cinema, who set me on edge.

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2018, 08:31:59 AM »
Gee, I wonder what this could be in a film about monsters with sensitive ears. Thanks for the spoiler.

Nah that's hyperbole on my part. It's not a real spoiler.

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2018, 05:37:53 PM »
Missed the opportunity for a scene where one of the characters has to hold in an absolute rascal of a fart.

Or eat their bag of crisps in an office.

Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2018, 10:49:08 AM »
I liked this quite alot. I wouldn't say it was particularly scary beyond the first half an hour, although the creatures were pretty unpleasant as far as CG creations go, especially their inner workings. It was very tense, though, although the set pieces really did stack up from the first home invasion onwards, to the point that it became fairly farcical.

Emily Blunt is lovely.

Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2018, 06:33:52 PM »
Didn't enjoy this at all beyond the opening 45 minutes. Very derivative and completely inconsistent with the world it had set up. Like someone else said 'it comes at night' was far better and that was by no means a classic.

Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2018, 02:19:06 PM »
I feel like this is one of those horror films for people who don't really like horror films...

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2018, 04:35:44 PM »
What a wanky thing to say. Maaaate.

I love horror films, and I really enjoyed this. Tense, well acted, exciting.

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2018, 05:25:05 PM »
It was wanky, I'm sorry. It just felt like a watered down version of ideas executed much more menacingly elsewhere, and I think that's why it's been so broadly successful. I'm just bitter cos I didn't get that thrill so many people have described.

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2018, 07:17:54 PM »
Yeah me too. My dislike for this is coloured by my disappointment after I plumped for itover Ghost Stories based on the rave reviews. Still haven't got round to GS.

Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #26 on: April 17, 2018, 10:37:46 PM »
Ghost Stories restored my faith in horror cinema's ability to scare me after the disappointment of A Quiet Place. That was lovely.

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2018, 11:34:26 PM »
No films scare me. I'm just too tough.

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2018, 11:45:49 AM »
I thought this was pretty rubbish.

The only way it would’ve been remotely salvageable for me was if everyone had died at the end.

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2018, 03:27:17 PM »
I saw this yesterday and thought it was a very serviceable horror movie but felt like I'd seen it all before. And that's the problem, I've come to the conclusion that horror films (like new rock bands) are for the young or the uninitiated now.  I still enjoy both those things greatly but it is very hard to surprise us old bastards anymore and why should they?









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I thought the monsters were 'a bit stock' :Alien xenomorph: big teeth, no eyes, pig squealing Check,
Predator - face that opens up, clicking noises Check  See also Life, War Of The Worlds , The Mist, Signs, Super 8, The Thing remake




Where do these post-apocalyptic people get their electricity from? The power stations would be unmanned and you couldn't run noisy generators because they would attract walkers, blind monsters, mutants etc.