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Quiet Place

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Numbkinnuts · 09/04/2018 21:12

Tickets booked for later in week.
Reviews are good apparently. Anyone been ?

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Anythingforacatslife · 09/04/2018 21:15

I went today. It was ok, not outstanding, but fine for passing the afternoon away. Jumpy rather than a real scary movie.

Deucebumps · 09/04/2018 21:23

Just got back from watching it, I really enjoyed it! I'm not usually one for horror type films but it was done really well and they kept the suspense going throughout, I felt really tense right until the end.

bluebellsparkles · 09/04/2018 22:21

Very tense, I really enjoyed it. Don't take any noisy snacks!

Numbkinnuts · 09/04/2018 22:54

lol ! I read about the noisy snack issue on bbc website.

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EmilyDickinson · 10/04/2018 16:49

I've just seen A Quiet Place and can't stop thinking about it. How on earth do you manage, as a parent, the prospect of keeping young children, and, even worse babies completely silent? Would the human race even survive in such circumstances? I don't think as a species we could evolve to have silent or near silent offspring quickly enough.

Chocolaterainbows · 11/04/2018 08:51

I watched it last night. It's definitely a very quiet movie, didn't eat any of my snacks I took with me. There are a few Very jumpy moments, I must admit I covered my eyes a couple of times and nearly ended up in my friends lap at one point Shock
The whole quiet thing around the movie was very clever.

LetsGoFlyAKiteee · 11/04/2018 21:47

Didn't expect it so start quite the way it did. Loved the concept though! It did create a really tense atmosphere and worked so well you sorta got drawn into it quickly.
The nail urgh!

Guy behind with rattling sweets bag was slightly annoying. Usually covered up by film noise this time not so much

EmilyDickinson · 11/04/2018 22:14

I really liked the way it started in media res, with subtle clues, like the wall with 9/11 type missing posters. It's a film that credits its audience with the ability to work things out and takes its time telling the story.

Numbkinnuts · 11/04/2018 23:26

Really enjoyed it. Just about the right level of suspense and scariness. Not too long either.

Very clever to do a film without too much dialogue but still draws you in.

Makes you think about how you would manage 😂. Got home looked at the dog and thought she'd have to go 😢

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EmilyDickinson · 11/04/2018 23:45

So would my snoring DH!

Numbkinnuts · 12/04/2018 06:30

Yes that too. Smile

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DialMforMordor · 13/04/2018 09:32

I was jumping all the way through, but on the bus on the way home, thought how schtooooopid the plotline about her getting pregnant over a year into this whole nightmare was. Yes, they maybe yearned for another child, but knowing what a living hell it was keeping the kids safe, and how easy it would be to lose one too small to realise it was in danger - wouldn't that be more of an emotional flashpoint between them? Eg, you wanted another baby/you couldn't keep it in your pants/you thought this would be a good idea?! The pair of them were just like, oh well, get the bath tub and the ventilated baby chest ready.

And who was printing the newspapers? Where were they getting them from? The Royal Mail won't deliver to some addresses if you've got a dog on the property, let alone a vicious alien maneater near by. Was the internet still working? How? Arrrrgggh.

I know, Michael Bay...

DillyDillyDally · 14/04/2018 04:02

I presumed the newspapers were from before everything got too bad. The shop they were in at the start had them so they weren't totally isolated and would have had access.

I thought her getting pregnant was a bit unbelievable. Why would you do that? And putting a baby in a soundproof box Shock Plus when the baby was crying/whimpering she should have just put him on her boob, that would have quietened him down 😁

Overall though I enjoyed it

Ellasshitholekitchenpjpiigp · 14/04/2018 04:32

Surely you would just have bum sex to avoid getting pregnant! Was my first remark. I also thought she should have put the baby on the boob the whole time rather than the coffin box! Didn’t see her feed that baby once!

Actually really enjoyed the film though - made me think a lot about it afterwards and what we would do.

EmilyDickinson · 14/04/2018 14:21

Can anyone who's seen the film explain a couple of things I didn't understand, I probably wasn't paying close enough attention.

Why was there water pouring into the basement?

When the mother woke up to find the basement flooded and the creature in the basement with her and the baby, how had it got in?

When she woke up why was the lid off the baby box?

I agree with previous posters about constant breastfeeding on demand being the best way to keep a baby silent. I'd have the baby in a sling. Teething would be a problem though.

DillyDillyDally · 14/04/2018 18:17

When the mother woke up to find the basement flooded and the creature in the basement with her and the baby, how had it got in?

I noticed that the doors were always wide open. Thinking about it maybe that's due to the risk of noise when opening, creaking etc? Also there was no door to the basement just the matress over the top. I guess that somehow got removed?

EmilyDickinson · 14/04/2018 19:08

Yes you're right about the doors always being open. I wondered about that at first during the film but but guessed that the family couldn't risk the noise of them opening and closing, plus if someone left a door open and it slammed shut in the wind then it would be disasterous. Tricky taking them off silently though. Maybe you'd do it when it was raining as that would make the noise hard for the creatures to pick up?

I still don't understand about the creature being in the basement though as the parents had discussed having the mattress over the hatch to keep it soundproof. Surely the husband would have replaced it?

DillyDillyDally · 14/04/2018 19:19

He definitely would have replaced it. (Also why did he have to die Angry) If the upstairs was flooded maybe the mattress was pushed from over the stairs by the force of the water or floated away?!

bridgetoc · 15/04/2018 08:10

The whole film was nonsensical garbage..........

JustDanceAddict · 15/04/2018 13:54

It was good & quite tense. Not ‘horror’ though. Agree that some of the other posters - why get pregnant? Didn’t make sense and you can have other types of sex or maybe take condoms left in shops?!?!?
I think the flood was when she was doing laundry before she went into Labour?
Must’ve left tap on.
Def do not take snacks if you’re going to see it - thankfully I had the sense to realise that, but others obv hadn’t seen the trailer!!

sakura06 · 15/04/2018 18:20

I thought it was great. Very tense and suspenseful. I thought the boy was especially brilliant. I really felt his terror!

I was also perplexed by the decision to have a baby. I think I would've done anything possible to avoid getting pregnant under those circumstances! I found the scenes where she went into labour really scary! Agree with PP that you'd keep baby on boob!

covetingthepreciousthings · 15/04/2018 18:32

Glad other people have said about the just putting baby on the boob thing as that's one of the first things I thought.

We've just got back from seeing it & really enjoyed it - that might be the wrong word as I found it quite horrible at times (labour / newborn baby scenes).

I think the quietness was very effective, though I was a bit miffed that I couldn't manage to eat any of the Percy pigs we took in Blush

My only gripe with the film was I feel we saw too much of the creatures, I think less is more sometimes. Especially towards the last half, i think glimpses would have been more effective.

EmilyDickinson · 15/04/2018 19:47

I agree with you that glimpses are more scary. The first killing where one minute the person is there and the next they're not and you don't really see what took them was the most frightening one I think.

Peregrina · 15/04/2018 20:01

I couldn't work out why one minute the basement was flooding but the next time we saw it, it was bone dry.

DillyDillyDally · 15/04/2018 22:23

I couldn't work out why one minute the basement was flooding but the next time we saw it, it was bone dry.

There were 2 basements. The one in the house with the radio equipment and the other soundproof one that was in a barn type thing

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