A Quiet Place 2
A Quiet Place Part II is a 2021 American horror film and the sequel to 2018’s A Quiet Place, following the family from the first film
A Quiet Place 2 Summary
Evelyn is trying her best to survive the wrath of the deadly creatures. Regan, her deaf daughter, tries to constantly connect with other survivors through a radio device. They see a fire burning at a distant place and take the chance of going there in the hope of finding some other survivors.
They find Emmett, who is living in an old manufacturing unit and has lost his family too. Just when all hope seemed lost, Regan’s radio catches a signal from someplace. She hears the song “beyond the sea” being played on the radio. She is adamant that it is some sort of signal that somebody is trying to give. But nobody believes her.
She sets out on her own without telling anyone and tries to figure out what the song means. Emmett goes after her after Evelyn pleads with him as she knows that alone her daughter would be killed definitely. What follows is a deadly pursuit of survival in the hope of being free from fear.
How does A Quiet Place 2 end?
After a series of near-escapes, deaf heroine Regan (Millicent Simmonds) and reluctant protector Emmett (Cillian Murphy) find their way to an island colony free of the blind monsters that have torn apart human society. Unfortunately, one manages to drift over on an abandoned boat, leading to a brutal attack on the colony that accelerates their plans.
To wit, their plan was to use Regan’s malfunctioning cochlear implant (which gives powerful feedback that weakens the monsters, leaving them vulnerable to attack) in the functioning local radio station, broadcasting the signal around the country (or the world, presumably).
But this task becomes a bit more challenging when they also have to evade the monster that followed them to the island. Through a combination of sneakiness, distraction and blind luck the pair do manage to survive its attack, broadcasting the signal – and simultaneously sending it to Regan’s mother and siblings, who are under attack back at Emmett’s hideout – destroying any and all monsters still attacking them.
The film ends with Regan’s implant still broadcasting, hinting that humanity may be able to turn the tide against their attackers after all. Assuming they don’t just retune their radios to avoid the horrible feedback, dooming themselves forever.
Man on Island
Woman at Game (as Stefanie Warnick)
Teen in Bar
Teen in Bar
Boy on Island
Alice Sophie Malyukova
Girl at Marina (as Alice Malyukova)
Woman on Island
Woman in Store
Oliver’s Mom (as Michaela Juliann Pace)
Island Person (uncredited)
Kadrolsha Ona Carole
Robert A. Coldicott
Michael Alan Collette
3rd Base Referee (uncredited)
Jim Chimney (uncredited)
Emmett’s Wife (uncredited)
Woman at Hair Salon (uncredited)
Paulette D. Harris
Townsperson with Car (uncredited)
Island Person (uncredited)
Island Person (uncredited)
Marcus Thompson Jr.
Island Person (uncredited)
Corey Ronald Walter
A Quiet Place 2 Questions
What Are The Exact Origins Of These Creatures?
Perhaps one of the most asked questions about this post-apocalyptic world concerns the origins of the creatures. Viewers know that they are blind, have sensitive and enhanced hearing, and have a few weaknesses like high-frequency sound waves. However, before the sequel’s release, John Krasinski shared that these creatures were extraterrestrial beings whose home planet was destroyed.
The sequel provided more insight into the creatures. The opening sequence began with the creatures’ invasion. They are aliens traveling on a meteor that broke into pieces and scattered throughout Earth. Furthermore, another weakness was that the creatures do not know how to swim. Unfortunately, the creatures’ origins remain a mystery beyond that.
Will Regan Reunite With Her Family Soon?
Regan deciphered the message behind Bobby Darin’s “Beyond the Sea,” and with Emmett’s help, she embarked on a journey to find this inhabited island. However, Marcus and Evelyn did not travel with Regan, and the Abbott family were separated throughout the second half of the film.
Now that Regan has proved that the island does exist with a flourished community, it leaves the anticipation of whether the Abbott family will reunite soon. Will Regan or Emmett come back and find them in the future sequel?
How Will The Community Living On The Island Recover From The Creature Attack?
Regan and Emmett succeeded in arriving at the island and found a community that can make noise freely. However, a creature was onboard one of the boats at the dock, and the tides pushed it in the direction of the inhabited island, leading to a massive creature attack.
While Regan killed the lone creature, the creature left a lasting and disastrous impact on the community by killing several members, including the community’s leaders.
It leaves the question of whether the community can recover from the creature attack or if there will be thoughts of abandoning the island. If they remain on the island, will they enhance more security protocols to avoid another attack? Furthermore, who will become the new leader of the group?
Has Any Other Country Managed To Stop The Creatures & Recovered?
In the first film, Lee Abbott kept newspapers that showed the global impact of the alien invasion. Furthermore, the sequel showed news coverage of the first deadly attacks that occurred in Shanghai.
However, since the story takes place almost a year and a half since the invasion started, it seems that there has been no updated news of what is happening in other countries since news coverage now ceases to exist.
The Abbott family and many other survivors now know that the two biggest weakness for these creatures are that they cannot swim and high-frequency sound wave causes them pain.
However, it leaves some questions on a global scale. Did any other countries already figure this out? Have they already exterminated some of these creatures and since recovered? If islands are the safest places, what does this mean for island countries like Japan and Australia?
What Does The Ending Imply About The Future?
The sequel abruptly ends with Regan and Marcus Abbott, portrayed by Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe, killing a creature. Despite its ending, it also concludes the film on a hopeful note and hints that a third film is on the way with many potential plot points. Furthermore, Emily Blunt confirmed that her husband is already working on Part 3, which would turn the series into a trilogy.
The sequel ends with a lot of open doors on what Part 3 may uncover. Since Regan left her implant on the radio station’s speakers, it could finally be the beginning of the end of the creatures‘ invasion on Earth, and the humans could take back their planet. Part 3 could also go in the direction of the Abbott family’s reunion, the community rebuilding on the island, or encounters with more feral people. Either way, there is a lot of promise for what could happen, and moviegoers cannot wait to see what happens next.
A Quiet Place 2 Box office collection
John Krasinski’s nearly silent thriller “A Quiet Place Part II” has crossed a notable box office milestone.
The Paramount Pictures film is the first of the pandemic era to surpass $100 million in U.S. ticket sales. Through the weekend, “A Quiet Place 2” has generated $108 million at the domestic box office and another $80 million internationally.
Directed by Krasinski and starring Emily Blunt, the film eclipsed the box office benchmark in 15 days. The $100 million mark wouldn’t be a particularly notable feat prior to COVID-19, but the pandemic has been crushing to the movie theater business and ticket sales have still been slow to recover.
The Warner Bros. and Legendary tentpole “Godzilla vs. Kong,” which opened simultaneously on HBO Max in April, is also primed to hit that benchmark, with domestic ticket sales currently at $99.6 million, but its been hovering below that number for a while now.
“A Quiet Place Part II” was the first blockbuster in months to play exclusively in theaters. After 45 days on the big screen, it will land on the fledgling streaming service Paramount Plus. The film debuted over Memorial Day with a pandemic-record $48 million and took in an impressive $58 million in its first five days of release. Even with commercial riches, the profit margins for “A Quiet Place Part II” will be different than the original. The first film, which ended its box office run with $340 million globally, cost $17 million to produce. The follow-up carries a $61 million budget.
The well-reviewed sequel centers on the Abbott family as they continue living in silence to hide from creatures that hunt sound. This time, they’re also facing the terrors of the outside world. Millicent Simmonds, Cillian Murphy and Noah Jupe co-star.
SnoopyStyle1 August 2021
The movie starts with the arrival of the monsters.
Then it proceeds to immediately after the first movie and the death of Lee Abbott (John Krasinski). Evelyn Abbott (Emily Blunt) and her three children seek a new refuge.
They stumble upon old friend Emmett (Cillian Murphy) but he doesn’t believe that he has enough supplies for everyone. He wants them out.
This is a good sequel and builds upon the first movie. It’s filling in both sides of the story and the franchise could continue with more production.
The girl continues to be a standout among some great veteran adult actors. I would double-down more with the silence concept. I would strip the foley work to a bare minimum and some of the movie background music.
Let the silence haunt this movie. Let’s go all natural. That would be my biggest change. The other change is when they find the new sanctuary. They need to locate the target right away. They wouldn’t take too long of a break. I would have them wake up from exhaustion and rush around trying to find the target.
They could stumble upon the boat while on the search and the movie would end the same way. All in all, this is a very solid sequel to a compelling and unique franchise. I would just steer into the uniqueness of the franchise and go even more quiet.
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kosmasp25 June 2021
Suspend your (Horror)Disbelief
I remember the first one and how I was not entirely able to suspend my disbelief – and in some respect this still rings true here.
The high pitch/tone concept is still in effect – and while we go back to day 1 for this – not just to see a (beloved) character which did not survive the first movie (yes it does make sense to watch the first one before seeing this then), but so we get a glimpse of a new very important character for the sequel.
Yes this still has the issue with being convinient when it comes to the “monsters” showing up or when the characters will make noise or how many of the monsters show up and how effective they are when attacking/lunging/chasing … again: suspend of disbelief.
What this has more than the first one is action – one may even say that it is more an action movie rather than horror movie.
That is not a bad thing – also when it does get horror/scary it really pulls out all the stops … the jump scares may be few and in between, but they are quite effective – even when it is the “cat jumping out of something” – though in this case it isn’t a cat but multiple other animals that really come after one of the quietest moment … and should be able to make you jump out of your seat – well done John.
So if you did enjoy the first one, it is almost guaranteed that you’ll love this. It may come with a delay of over a year, but it is finally here for us to enjoy …
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paul_haakonsen 8 August 2021
A fully unnecessary sequel…
Wait, didn’t we just sit through this exact story once back in the 2018 release of “A Quiet Place”, the first part?
Sure, I wasn’t particularly thrilled or entertained by the 2018 “A Quiet Place” movie, but since my wife wanted to watch part two, I ended up sitting down to watch it as well.
And “A Quiet Place Part II” was essentially just a rehash of the first movie. Sure, it is set to follow the events of the first movie, but everything in the movie was essentially just following the very same formula as the first movie.
Even down to the stupid flaws, such as the loud noise caused by the alien creatures when they stalk someone doesn’t seem to attract the attention of other aliens and thus would lure more aliens about. No, for some reason they ignore the noise created by their brethren, oddly enough.
Yeah, I will say that the first I don’t know, 10-15 minutes of the movie, where we see the events of Day 1, that was the highlight of the movie.
It was so action-packed that it made it worthwhile to watch. And yeah, you could essentially just watch the events of Day 1 and skip on the rest of the movie, because once the movie jumped from Day 1 to Day 474, the storyline just fell into the slump of copying the first movie.
Visually then “A Quiet Place Part II” definitely is good, just as the 2018 predecessor was. I do really like the creature design of these alien beings. Lots of nice details here, and the distinct otherworldly creature-feel to them is just magnificent.
“A Quiet Place Part II” brings actor Cillian Murphy into the picture, and he definitely spices things up. Unfortunately then the script was just an anchor holding him back. A shame really, because he could do a lot for the movie if he had the opportunity.
If you enjoyed the first movie, then you will like this sequel as well. However, there isn’t much new material here to make it justifiable that you spend 1 hour and 37 minutes on this movie, truth be told.
I was about as entertained as I was by the 2018 movie, so only mildly so. And just akin to the predecessor movie, then “A Quiet Place Part II” lands on a less than mediocre four out of ten stars.
This sequel would have benefitted so much from having writer and director John Krasinski opt for a whole new storyline and direction in which to take the story, instead of just copy and pasting the contents from the first movie.
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