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Title: A Quiet Place
Post by: Sin Agog 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/
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Bad Ambassador on April 02, 2018, 11:44:57 PM
Jim from The Office in "not a natural action director" shock.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Sin Agog on April 02, 2018, 11:52:03 PM
I thought he was Gerard Butler for most of the film.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Schnapple on April 03, 2018, 12:21:54 AM
Looks like the threat level here is maybe even beyond midnight.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Bronzy 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.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: kidsick5000 on April 04, 2018, 03:43:40 AM
Is this Jim fto’s payback deal for the Benbhazi film?
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Wet Blanket 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.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: non capisco 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.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: itsfredtitmus on April 09, 2018, 04:26:29 AM
Title kinda sounds like a Terence Davies
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Mini 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/

Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Wet Blanket 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.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: St_Eddie 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.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: colacentral 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.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Sin Agog 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.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: St_Eddie 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".
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Mini 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?
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Bronzy 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.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: St_Eddie 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.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Wet Blanket 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.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: thecuriousorange 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.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Schnapple 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.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: thugler 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.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Mini 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...
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Shameless Custard 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.

4 balloons
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Mini 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.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Wet Blanket 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.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Mini 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.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on April 17, 2018, 11:34:26 PM
No films scare me. I'm just too tough.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: iamcoop 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.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Brundle-Fly 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?









POSSIBLE SPOILERS


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.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Wet Blanket on April 19, 2018, 04:07:39 PM
MORE SPOILER PROBLEMS



If it's okay to talk normally near the river and that waterfall, why not just move your lodgings near that river and the waterfall?

Aliens which are blind and vulnerable to ordinary shotgun blasts, but also drawn to loud noises (but easily fooled by louder ambient noises) wouldn't be too much of a match for the military surely? Or even just ordinary gun-nut yanks. 

Any family dealing with a hostile alien invasion that sees no flaw in walking single file, with the youngest and most vulnerable member at the back of that file, deserves to have that bairn get eaten.

Not once does Emily Blunt say to the kids, "mind that nail."
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Brundle-Fly on April 19, 2018, 04:39:14 PM
MORE SPOILER PROBLEMS
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Not once does Emily Blunt say to the kids, "mind that nail."


I know, it was driving me mad. I was starting to worry about her not getting a tetanus jab too.  It would have been a nice touch if the monster trod on the nail as well and let out a huge Oliver Hardy scream and then looked exasperated into camera.


Also was the mum pregnant before the invasion took place? I can't remember the time line? If not, it would be pretty irresponsible to have a shag, 1) because of the noise. 2) Getting pregnant. There's only so many times you can shut a mewling baby in a large vanity case.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Mini on April 19, 2018, 05:25:26 PM
And why weren't more monsters attracted by the noise of that one banging loudly on top of the car?
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: worldsgreatestsinner on April 19, 2018, 07:24:43 PM
It's well directed but the script lets it down, nothing in the film makes sense because if these creatures feed when hearing any noise louder than a whisper then how was anyone alive long enough enough to be able to make the announcement to the papers that it's sound? How did the papers get printed? How were the family able to set up surveillance equipment? How were they able to mark which parts of the floorboards and stairs didn't make noise? Why weren't the creatures constantly drawn to the noise of the waterfall?
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Namtab on April 19, 2018, 11:16:40 PM
It's well directed but the script lets it down, nothing in the film makes sense because if these creatures feed when hearing any noise louder than a whisper then how was anyone alive long enough enough to be able to make the announcement to the papers that it's sound? How did the papers get printed? How were the family able to set up surveillance equipment? How were they able to mark which parts of the floorboards and stairs didn't make noise? Why weren't the creatures constantly drawn to the noise of the waterfall?

I think there's some dumb stuff in this film, and it's by no means perfect (and frustratingly doesn't live up to its potential), but I think some of these are pretty easily answerable.

1. Could have been a gradual thing; the creatures appearing and multiplying over time, so at first papers and things like that were still printable until the complete onslaught of them that we get in the film
2 + 3. I'll give you that this one's a bit tricker, but it's not unthinkable or impossible to construct those things with minimal sound if you're good at handiwork I guess? Far-fetched, but not impossible.
4. It's explained in the film that natural sounds like that don't phase them, as they've grown used to them.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: worldsgreatestsinner on April 19, 2018, 11:42:26 PM
I think there's some dumb stuff in this film, and it's by no means perfect (and frustratingly doesn't live up to its potential), but I think some of these are pretty easily answerable.

1. Could have been a gradual thing; the creatures appearing and multiplying over time, so at first papers and things like that were still printable until the complete onslaught of them that we get in the film
2 + 3. I'll give you that this one's a bit tricker, but it's not unthinkable or impossible to construct those things with minimal sound if you're good at handiwork I guess? Far-fetched, but not impossible.
4. It's explained in the film that natural sounds like that don't phase them, as they've grown used to them.

According to Wiki they completely wiped out most of the Earth's population in just under 3 months. I can't remember that being stated in the film, but if I missed it then it's not a gradual thing. Certainly if the papers are able to realise it's sound there's going to be people experimenting with frequencies to use as weapons. Especially as you have one little girl stumbling into the solution.

I really don't see a way that marking out the stairs/floorboards is possible without making a noise. Even if they just tested a step on each one and marked it as soon as he knew it was safe rather than testing every surface it still tests the willing suspension of disbelief that he just hit places that didn't make a noise on his first attempt. As does hooking up the surveillance stuff considering the cameras would need to be outside.

As for four, how can Jim from The Office possibly know that? At what point does he decide to test his luck by screaming at the waterfall? Would you? Because if there's big fuck-off creatures that kill you based on sound you make I would not risk screaming, even when covered by a waterfall. It's a huge risk for anyone, especially a man who we're shown to be obsessive about this stuff.

The thing is you could fix these problems by just having this be the first time the creatures have been spotted. What screws it is the backstory and the desire to give it a sense of massive scale.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Sin Agog on April 19, 2018, 11:47:21 PM
Humanity would have survived if it weren't for mardy teenagers playing tinny Bubblegum Bass on the speakers of their phones wherever they went.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Brundle-Fly on April 20, 2018, 12:00:44 AM
And, as if the U.S military wouldn't have sussed out to eventually use sonic weaponry on these creatures?  I'm beginning to get annoyed with this film's plot holes now.

Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: mrpupkin on April 20, 2018, 04:31:13 PM
Fucking shit this, did not care about beardy twat and his family of cunts. "Must continue the family" and all that...nah no point is there mate, end of the world probably. Do us all a favour, fling your children into a silo and fuck off
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Sin Agog on April 20, 2018, 07:29:45 PM
I think my early screening benefited from having fuck all clue what this was.  All the subsequent hype for what is a low-key maiden script directed by the Office dude (Cineworld were even using clips from it to encourage cinema patrons with the munchies to hush up) inflated expectations far too much.  Anyone else notice a vast increase in people having to nip to the toilet?  Almost seemed like a Busby Berkeley choreographed routine of people dancing back and forth in the aisles at one point.  I guess silence makes you think about your bladder more?
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: St_Eddie on April 21, 2018, 04:02:49 AM
It was wanky, I'm sorry.

I didn't find your comment to be wanky at all.  Personally, I found it to be an astute observation.  Possibly that's a wanky thing to say, in of itself, in which case; fair play because I am a dedicated wanker.

...Alien xenomorph: big teeth, no eyes, pig squealing...

Elephantine squealing, mate.  Elephant, not pig.  Pig squealing is Deliverance.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: worldsgreatestsinner on April 21, 2018, 01:15:35 PM
Doesn't pregnancy cause really bad wind? How has she managed nine months without farting or burping?
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on April 21, 2018, 08:16:50 PM
Add me to the "Ugh, that was a disappointment" club. Started off fine, I enjoyed the kid being killed early (but not seeing him being graphically torn apart whilst everyone looked on aghast disappointed) but then it was a fairly predictable affair.

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.

I was thinking / hoping that. And maybe they did, I mean the frequency thing makes the monsters go a bit crazy but how many bullets did she have on her?

Also was the mum pregnant before the invasion took place? I can't remember the time line? If not, it would be pretty irresponsible to have a shag, 1) because of the noise. 2) Getting pregnant. There's only so many times you can shut a mewling baby in a large vanity case.

Nah, there's a time jump of about a year after the little kid was mauled, and she's suddenly pregnant. That whole plotline was ridiculous, and when Jim from The Office found her in the shower complete with a happy baby in a makeshift nappy everyone burst out laughing.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Goldentony on April 23, 2018, 12:46:24 AM
Had no idea what to expect going in to this last night, just knew that it'd been hyped so I was biased thinking it'd either be poncy or total shit. Didn't think it was either, but was hugely disappointed when the kid gets his shit wrecked by a CGI alien at the beginning, because CGI aliens are an instant get fucked for me but readjusted quickly and settled with the fact that it's basically just a daft B movie. Really stupid, not really scary at all but a decent use of a fiver for 90 minutes. I will never think about this film at length again.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Mini on April 23, 2018, 10:24:46 AM
Doesn't pregnancy cause really bad wind? How has she managed nine months without farting or burping?

Krasinski addressed that - http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/news/a854570/a-quiet-place-cast-john-krasinski-solves-noise-problem/ (http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/news/a854570/a-quiet-place-cast-john-krasinski-solves-noise-problem/)

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"[Noah] was our sounding board for a lot of this," Krasinski said. "He said, 'What happens if we need to cough?' And I said, 'Well you guys would know to pick up a pillow and cough into the pillow.'

"I only imagine now little Noah putting a pillow on his behind and farting into a pillow, knowing that it would save his life."

So there's your answer. Emily Blunt has farty pillows.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Dead Soon on April 27, 2018, 11:09:40 AM
So, did those daft kids get back to their game of Monopoly, or was the atmosphere too compromised to resume with the same enthusiasm as previously?
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Mister Six on April 27, 2018, 02:00:51 PM
That whole plotline was ridiculous, and when Jim from The Office found her in the shower complete with a happy baby in a makeshift nappy everyone burst out laughing.

Of all the things that annoyed me, that one pissed me off the most. The endlessly chattering twats in the cinema (and myself) were all wondering how she's supposed to give birth with the monsters about. It's a key bit of tension. And the answer is: She just does. Off-camera. With a monster in the kitchen or something.

That and expecting everyone from the monster to the little girl to stab themselves on that nail again showed a remarkable lack of attention to detail in a film that invites the audience to overthink and analyse everything that's going on.

If it were just some B-movie that had popped up on TV one night I wouldn't mind. But I paid money (well, I used up a Moviepass entry) to go to this, so I've found it more annoying than it probably deserves.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: St_Eddie on April 29, 2018, 02:25:23 AM
Today's audiences are fools.  Last year's It was a horror classic?!  Is that how far our standards have fallen?  It was fun but also very, very silly and not in the least bit scary; not unless you find cheap jump scares and a clown doing a jaunty jig to be the height of horror.

*grumble*
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Glebe on April 29, 2018, 03:05:42 AM
Saw it early in the week, only arsed posting about it now... I thought it was okay, it certainly wears a lot of those aforementioned-influences on it's sleeve. The when-is-it-gonna-happen, nail-through-the-foot moment was a tough watch.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: St_Eddie on April 29, 2018, 03:50:02 AM
Saw it early in the week, only arsed posting about it now... I thought it was okay, it certainly wears a lot of those aforementioned-influences on it's sleeve. The when-is-it-gonna-happen, nail-through-the-foot moment was a tough watch.

"Lynn, I've pierced my foot on a spike!"
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Glebe on April 29, 2018, 06:01:15 AM
"Lynn, I've pierced my foot on a spike!"

Haha! "Ooh, you'd better leave alien before I shoot yeh - sorry, sounded a bit camp!" *vomits*

Got very silly towards the end - a major twist comes straight out of Mars Attacks.

Fuck's sake, YES. Good spot.

The male lead in it looks like he's 6'11'' and weighs 90 pounds. Gumby has a better body than him.

Boom, roasted.

Heh... Roger Ebert, where are ye now?

I thought he was Gerard Butler for most of the film.

(https://i.imgur.com/tZl96NE.gif)
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Bronzy on April 29, 2018, 07:20:53 PM
"Lynn, I've pierced my foot on a spike!"

"You're just quoting bits from Casualty now!"

"Then all the blood will run out of the hole in my foot, you old mess!"

(https://partridge.cloud/grabs/S02E02/S02E02-mCqv44BS-thumb.jpg)
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Bronzy on April 29, 2018, 07:22:33 PM
Heh... Roger Ebert, where are ye now?

You crush your wife during sex and your heart sucks.

Boom, roasted.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: saltysnacks on May 02, 2018, 12:15:13 AM
Modern horror films are so bad, that a critically lauded horror film is almost always mediocre.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: St_Eddie on May 02, 2018, 12:37:44 AM
Modern horror films are so bad, that a critically lauded horror film is almost always mediocre.

I endorse this comment.

A great critique from Adam (Your Movie Sucks), here. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSKvQBKADJU)
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: monolith on May 09, 2018, 09:41:49 AM
Missed the opportunity for a scene where one of the characters has to hold in an absolute rascal of a fart.
Giving birth essentially amounted to this in the film.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: kidsick5000 on May 11, 2018, 04:14:09 AM
It would have been a nice touch if the monster trod on the nail as well and let out a huge Oliver Hardy scream and then looked exasperated into camera.

Come on, Krasinski. Make it happen.
Or at least https://youtu.be/2_yNeoXsWDA?t=47s (https://youtu.be/2_yNeoXsWDA?t=47s)
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Ham Bap on May 11, 2018, 10:58:59 AM
Watched this last weekend, and avoided all forums and talk about it. Just heard that it was good.

It was ok, standard fare really. Though I wonder if it might have been better watching it in the cinema (ahem).
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Bazooka on May 20, 2018, 04:07:05 PM
This was just released in China, fuck a duck, I feel it having been made in the 1950's would have at least given it certain cinematic aesthetic values. Good concept, but horrendous execution, from the creature design( have the writers/directors not seen more than 2 films/Stranger Things did the same mimicry). The majority of the film is the basement scene from Spielberg's War of the Worlds remake, and the ending of Signs, the flaws with sound based plotholes is not even worth talking about because they are endless. 2/10 cups of popcorn, no interesting cinematography to make up for the flaws.

Also, the cretins that made this thought it was necessary to have a white board and newspaper clippings shown every 30 minutes to explain the plot and the antagonist, because that had not already been established 15 minutes in.................
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Gregory Torso on May 21, 2018, 03:56:32 PM
I just saw this in China too, with all the subtitled sign language in Chinese. The most entertaining part of the film was my wife getting pissed off at me constantly asking her "what did Jim's hands just say?".
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Bazooka on May 21, 2018, 06:36:41 PM
I just saw this in China too, with all the subtitled sign language in Chinese. The most entertaining part of the film was my wife getting pissed off at me constantly asking her "what did Jim's hands just say?".

Ha yeah forgot about that, my girlfriend was translating, but I didn't feel like I was missing much.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Z on May 21, 2018, 07:40:37 PM
Also, the cretins that made this thought it was necessary to have a white board and newspaper clippings shown every 30 minutes to explain the plot and the antagonist, because that had not already been established 15 minutes in.................
Didn't he have a whole board dedicated to "WHAT IS THEIR WEAKNESS?!!!?"
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Keebleman on June 11, 2018, 12:53:23 AM
I was expecting to be a minority voice, but it seems underwhelment is widespread.  I wasn't bored by the film, but I think it is rivaled for plot-holes, inconsistencies and ridiculous behaviour by the characters only by Hitchock's Frenzy.

Something that no-one else seems to have mentioned - that Father-Son expedition to the waterfall: how long were they meant to be going for?  Dad took a shitload of equipment, and the boy was freaked out at the prospect so I assumed it was for days, but they were able to get back to base almost immediately.  And what was the purpose of the trip?  To show him how they caught fish?  Wouldn't both the kids already know that?

And the soundproofed basement where they moved after the baby had been born - why weren't they there all the time?  And how did it flood?

Oh and that exposition white board apart from being silly was also misleading.  It was written on there that were at least three creatures nearby, but the number of attacks, and the brief shot at the end of the creatures scuttling away from the sounds, suggest that there were many more.

And that ruddy nail!  Why was it even there in the first place?
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: magval on August 11, 2018, 10:12:12 PM
And the soundproofed basement where they moved after the baby had been born - why weren't they there all the time?  And how did it flood?

And that ruddy nail!  Why was it even there in the first place?

Aye, why WEREN'T they there the whole time?!

And considering ALL that shit they went to, with the trails of sand, the lighting system, all of that, they didn't check the fucking house for hazards?

Who were the people lighting the other torches? Guess we'll find out in A Nother Quiet Place.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: Mister Six on August 12, 2018, 09:59:03 AM
It was written on there that were at least three creatures nearby, but the number of attacks, and the brief shot at the end of the creatures scuttling away from the sounds, suggest that there were many more.

They were scuttling towards the sound of the shotgun.

It is a shit film though.

Can't believe that the entire US military didn't think to experiment with sonic weapons. Or go for a headshot now and again. Or have any weapons - such as those carried by helicopters hovering out of leaping distance, say - strong enough to punch through the aliens' "armour".
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: magval on August 12, 2018, 02:01:17 PM
Thought that too. There's no way they wouldn't have tried sonics, if they'd figured out noise was the key.

Isn't it shit when a great idea like this is squandered on a shit fucking modern American film like this?
Title: Re: A Quiet Place
Post by: zomgmouse on December 25, 2018, 01:51:17 AM
I didn't like this from the get-go - predictable, not very interesting beyond a base-level "what's going to happen to them". Pretty average Hollywood horror stuff that wasn't thrilling or scary or emotionally engaging. It's a film where nobody speaks and I still wanted them all to SHUT UP.