A Quiet Place: Day One made a $52.2 million debut at the box office to secure the no. 2 spot at the box office behind Inside Out 2.

Read our review of the film below.


‘A Quiet Place: Day One’ Review

Unforeseen circumstances occur almost daily, causing our lives to shift in unexpected ways.

Car troubles make us late for work, standing in the checkout line when you realize you left your credit card at home, losing your cellphone – minor inconveniences that feel devastating.

Yes, we’ve all experienced those moments, but what about real life-altering events?

Natural disasters leveling entire neighborhoods, becoming a victim of violent crime, incurable illness – how do you begin to cope?

Existence as you once knew it has pivoted, forcing a new lifestyle.

To say “life be life’ing” is an understatement, and in the new movie “A Quiet Place: Day One,” mankind’s future will never be the same.

Is this film’s silence truly golden, or is it talking loud but saying nothing? Let’s go!

Supersonic is a word when people start to listen, especially big-eared people, they pay close attention. “A Quiet Place: Day One” stars Lupita Nyong’o, Joseph Quinn, Alex Wolff, and Djimon Hounsou.

It is the prequel to the “A Quiet Place” franchise and chronicles the initial invasion of the super audible aliens in New York City.

If you’re a fan of the previous two films, you know about the extraordinary feats of those hideous creatures and how they may be able to become neutralized.

As with any prequel, fans expect the main character’s origin, the road that led them to the choices we see them currently making, and the reasoning for doing what they do – that sort of thing.

In this prequel, the focus is not on the monsters, but rather on two individuals fighting to stay alive in the midst of the cataclysmic event.


Nyong’o plays Samira, a woman whose life has already been altered by an unfortunate condition.

She yearns for peace, but when the aliens descend upon the city, her personal world is upended yet again.

Quinn plays Eric, a lone young foreign student clearly traumatized by the events. The two actors have excellent chemistry.

Their facial expressions and movements transform this nearly silent film into a joyful noise during their time onscreen together.

The personal growth of these characters throughout the movie awakens our emotions and survival instincts. Yeah, that’s cool, but…

The aliens are supporting actors.

They terrorize when they are onscreen, but they are definitely NOT the focal point of this film.

We don’t learn anything new about them.

Why are they here? What more can they do? Do they like Pepsi or Coke?

That information is totally ignored in a movie that’s supposed to be a prequel about them.

They serve only to push the main characters along, with a few tense moments here and there.

In a densely populated city, I was hoping to see blockbuster-worthy action, but what I got was a drama that just so happened to include aliens.

The sound effects and CGI work effectively when highlighted, but the moments are minuscule.

The cat serves as a prop.

I don’t have a cat, but I’m quite sure it wouldn’t be as calm as this one if monsters were feet away from it or while the world was burning around it.

That dayum cat had zero feelings!

Oh, and notice I haven’t said anything about Djimon Hounsou.

His time is as scarce as limited edition Jordan 1’s.

The first act is thrilling, the second act long and drawn out, and the third act wraps up as aiight.

I’m giving “A Quiet Place: Day One” a Morning/Midday Co-sign.

Uh, you ain’t gots to see this one in IMAX.

Hopefully, the next film will answer questions which this prequel clearly forgot.

You have the right to remain silent, but when these creatures come through, act like Martin Lawrence as Dragonfly Jones; Silence, punk!


Watch The Official Trailer

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