A Quiet Place Part II is a horror film written and directed by John Krasinski, who also reprises his role as the patriarch of the Abbott family in a flashback sequence at the beginning. It is also a sequel to the film unsurprisingly entitled A Quiet Place. Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe return as the surviving Abbotts. Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou are added to the cast as they are able to provide some help to the Abbotts.
So Earth has been invaded by monstrous aliens who are sightless and hunt by sound. Regan Abbott is the hearing impaired daughter who has figured out how to turn her hearing aids into a weapon. She also becomes instrumental in being able to help her other family members survive the attacks. In the previous movie, Mrs. Abbott had just given birth, so the family has an extra blessing and obstacle to avoiding the attention of the aliens. Actually, each of the family members get to show their heroic sides, except for the infant, but I am sure he can be forgiven for that. Even Jupe’s jumpy little Marcus gets his moment to shine.
This is one horror sequel that holds up pretty well and still manages to leave some questions in the air. Blunt is a good actress and the children are well cast. Murphy plays this old friend of the Abbott family who has become disheartened and distrustful of others during his time hiding out from the terrifying intruders. He looked pretty different in all of his scruff and I was not sure it was him until the cast credits rolled.
I am not sure a sequel was necessary here, but it was still full of suspense, and the main characters were just as likeable as in the first one. Anyway, for those that enjoyed the first movie, I am sure that there would be little reason to consider this latest effort to be a disappointment. Well done, Mr. Krasinski!