Excerpt: Krasinski really surprised with his directing prowess his third time behind the camera and he continues to do the same with his technically assured sequel, even if, this time, the narrative is a little spottier.
Excerpt: Producer Michael Bay should be forced to watch on repeat the scene in which the marauding extraterrestrial meanies destroy small town main street. Mayhem is always better when it’s coherent, Mike…
Excerpt: I still wish that these films had a bit more meat on their bones, but as a simple and straightforward genre exercise, it bring a lot of thought and care into the craftsmanship that you don’t often find in a lot of studio horror films.
Excerpt: A marvel of a sequel that smartly avoids any attempt to recapture the original, instead expanding its world in every way possible. Brisk, crisp, efficient, and full of masterful sequences of suspense.
Excerpt: There’s more monsters and even more quiet – if less scares and emotional crescendos – in John Kransinski’s still-effective horror sequel ‘A Quiet Place Part II’, which moves the story of The Abbott family surviving sound-hunting monsters by passing the baton on to the next generation. Expanding the world to new threatening places in unexpected ways, this follow-up doesn’t always give us more of what we want but still tells the story Kransinski wants to tell very effectively.
Excerpt: Despite its plot shortcomings – of which there were also a few in the original A Quiet Place – Krasinski’s follow-up to his smash-hit mostly works. The satisfying action and horror here is an almost non-stop thrill ride. A Quiet Place Part II is as memorable and fun as its predecessor.