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“A Quiet Place: Day One” – JAKE REVIEWS…

Shhh! Do you hear that? Keep your volume contained, cause it’s time for Jake’s review of “A Quiet Place: Day One.”

The third installment in the franchise, “A Quiet Place: Day One” expands on all of the unique familiarities we’ve grown to love from this universe, and uses them to tell a different, more impactful story than we had in the first two films.

Set in New York City, we follow Samira (Lupita Nyong’o) and her cat Frodo as they try to navigate and survive day one of the alien invasion. Along the way, they meet Eric (Joseph Quinn) an English law student. Dazed and confused, he confides and follows Samira through New York, the squad making as little noise as possible to avoid detection from the alien invaders.

The thing that stuck out to me the most about “A Quiet Place: Day One” was in fact these characters. The actors do a wonderful job at making you care about what is at stake, and watching them navigate this dangerous new world is tense and riveting.

However, more importantly, the invasion serves as a backdrop for the development of these character’s relationship. While not being explicitly romantic, the depth and care that these two strangers develop for each other is quite moving. The transformation from distrust to desperation to compassion is portrayed excellently by Samira and Eric, and further highlights the good nature of humanity that can emerge from disaster.

Of course, “A Quiet Place: Day One” follows in the footsteps of the previous films, using prolonged dead silence and contrasting with sudden loudness for maximum scare potential.

This is all well and good of course, so long as you aren’t sitting next to someone loudly chewing popcorn, clearing their throat, or tending to their crying baby like I did.

Also, the pacing was great. A tight 1 hour 40 minutes? No complaints here.

What’s the verdict?
I give this movie 4 out of 5 slices of Patsy’s Pizza.

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