A Quiet Place Part II

A Quiet Place Part II ★★★★½

"A Quiet Place Part II" is the really rare horror sequel that not only matches the sense of dreaded terror and intensity of the first, but also further builds upon the world building and character work that I think makes it a deeper film. The first ten minutes in particular are staggering and had me on the edge of my seat as much as any film in recent memory has. But that's not a knock on the rest of the film, as the incredible tension and scares from there are only amplified. By no surprise, the performances across the board are magnificent. Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe and especially Millicent Simmonds are once again terrific, the latter being required to carry quite a bit of the film's biggest moments on her shoulders. Their family dynamic gives it such a beating heart. Cillian Murphy just about steals the entire show, I loved his character and his little side plot with Simmonds. Overall, this sequel maybe isn't necessarily as inventive as the first, but it's every bit as bone chilling, immersive and emotionally resonating no doubt. It absolutely deserves its spot as one of the all-time great horror sequels and is certainly one of the best films I've seen this year too. If you're comfortable enough about being in a theater, please don't miss this one on the biggest screen possible, especially with that impeccable sound design work.

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