May 28, 2021
When we were first introduced to "A Quiet Place," the main rules were to be quiet and to never leave the path. After hearing from John Krasinski and Emily Blunt about this new sequel, it looks like they're no longer playing by the rules. Not by choice, but because the circumstances following the last film have made it so nowhere is safe. The remaining mother and her children will have to travel into uncharted territory and do whatever they can to quietly survive. In this latest edition of Noovie Backlot, we walk through just what to expect in "A Quiet Place Part II" and how this new franchise film will up the ante since we last saw these characters. Let's get started!
Noovie Backlot: "A Quiet Place Part II"
Though director John Krasinski says he had no intentions of doing a sequel, his wife and lead actress Emily Blunt believed that there was so much room for expansion. She thought it seemed like a natural progression to see the next chapter. And we definitely agree with her. You can't just leave a grieving mother with two children and a newborn fighting off a guild of dark monsters and just not show us what happens next! Also, we're glad to hear that Krasinski's approach to this sequel has been a thoughtful one. He makes a point to say that he didn't want to make another movie that was just bigger and flashier. He explains, "I wanted to do a movie that the story and the characters dictated everything."
Where Are They Now?
Well, since they had to basically burn down their farm to escape these creatures, this family is on a journey to the great unknown. What does that mean? It means they don't know where they're going but they have to leave their safe haven and find a new home. Easier said than done. But certainly, this makes for an entertaining sequel. In the first film they had a specific set of guidelines to keep them safe. Now they have nothing to guarantee their well-being. They'll have to rely on the kindness of absolute strangers to make it through this one. And we're not even quite sure if they can trust these strangers either. When people get desperate, sometimes their morals fall by the wayside. Then, natural selection starts to kick in. Let's hope that's not the case for this resilient family.
Jesse is a writer and content manager for Noovie. When he's not working, he's on the beach playing volleyball.