A tense thriller directed by that guy from The Office US you say? Starring him as well? I mean, I enjoyed The Office a LOT and he was great in Something Borrowed, but this seems like a bit of a stretch right?
John Krasinski is an absolute force in this movie. He has crafted something so tense, so well plotted, so well shot, that the almost dialogue-less movie has the power to silence viewers (how much popcorn was left uneaten in the cinema when you saw it? A lot I bet) and keep them in a seemingly never ending bubble of fear and horror.
There is a great cast here: Krasinski and his real-life wife Emily Blunt play the parents struggling to keep their children alive in the newly silent world. Their acting is superb.
It’s a silent world because in the back story we learn that alien (we assume alien) invaders are killing off the human race, literally ripping them apart, but the kicker is that these aliens are blind. They can only kill you if they hear you.
Krasinski and Blunt are trying to bring up their children in this new world, adapting as best they can, and trying to live as normal a life as they can. They are supported by their children, most notably by Millicent Simmonds, a deaf actor who brings real life experiences to her role.
I can’t say too much in this review without spoiling the movie for you.
Know this: this is the best movie I have seen this year so far. Go see it now. You will not regret it.
See it at the cinema, not on TV at home, it won’t be the same.
And if you go to the cinema, don’t take any loud snacks. Definitely no popcorn.
I give this film a very well deserved 9.5/10.