(-comes back to movie thread and some other threads abruptly automatically closed-)
Well…that sucks. Not much else to say on that front though since right now it doesn’t seem like anything can be done.
Anyway, I watched A Quiet Place earlier today; for some reason I keep wanting to call it In A Quiet Place–don’t know why. I overall rather enjoyed it given its minimalism and it breaking away from quite a few regular (overused) tropes, including one that I especially appreciated with regards to children that normally annoys the hell out of me.*
Speaking of annoyances, however, I think the movie would have been even stronger without the amount of jump scares or, rather, the scare chords that accompanied them given that it was pretty great at maintaining tension throughout without them. The nature of the movie meant that any sound was naturally heightened, which just cheapened things whenever they blared obnoxiously. Shrug.
Beyond that, I sort of agree with a friend that the ending was a bit “campy”, but for the most part I thought it fit. At least it didn’t make the same mistakes of Signs’s all over again.
*The particular annoyance is “Infant Immorality”. Here it gets ruthlessly subverted by a four year-old getting killed essentially on-screen in the prologue, which makes sense since kids that aren’t even kindergarten age would realistically be the most vulnerable.