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A Quiet Place: Day One (2024) – Terrifying Prequel Film by Michael Sarnoski

REVIEW OVERVIEW

The Film

SUMMARY

In this prequel in the A Quiet Place franchise, we follow a woman with cancer who finds herself trapped in New York City during the initial alien invasion.

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Those pesky alien creatures with sensitive hearing are back to wreak havoc on Earth. In fact, A Quiet Place: Day One is a prequel to the previously released A Quiet Place and A Quiet Place II.

Sam (Lupita Nyong’o) is a cancer patient in hospice care in New York. On one uneventful day she and her group are taken for a day trip to a show in the city, unbeknownst to them and the rest of humanity that their lives are about change forever.

As a concentrated cluster of meteors obliterate New York City, everyone has to take cover but in the sheer madness of it all, most will be picked off and wiped into oblivion. These creatures have no rhyme nor reason as to why they do what they do. They travel in packs and move ultra-fast. Sam later meets another lonely stranger on the street named Eric (Joseph Quinn), and along with the coolest cat named Frodo, will navigate the streets of New York City and try to make it to the ports for a seaside rescue.

  • Lupita Nyong’o as “Samira” and Joseph Quinn as “Eric” in A Quiet Place: Day One from Paramount Pictures.
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I’ve been a fan of the A Quiet Place franchise since the first film. Most seem to keep wondering from where the aliens in these films come, why are they here, and how do they survive the crash landings to Earth. Being that this is the first official prequel that it should be an origin story of sorts. Eh, not quite, but it does have a couple of scenes that offer insight into how these things operate. Also, the best guess I have for a possible timeframe is the film is set in 2005 or thereabouts. Meaning that that the aliens have been around for about 10-15 years already in the events of the previously released two films. Another bit is that obviously most of the rules in place in the previously released films have not been set yet. Some rules have been discovered accidentally and/or learned the hard way.

A Quiet Place: Day One was directed by Michael Sarnoski who wrote and directed the phenomenal independent film Pig that starred Nicolas Cage a few years ago. Mr. Sarnoski has graduated to the big time now and hits it out of the park with a nice prequel that is entertaining, frightening, and makes me want more. It’s a fun franchise and I look forward to the next installment.


A Quiet Place: Day One is in theaters in the U.S. 28 June 2024


  • Rating Certificate: PG-13 [for terror and violent content/bloody images.]
  • Studios & Distributors: Paramount Pictures | Platinum Dunes | Sunday Night
  • Country: USA | United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 100 Mins.
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
  • Director: Michael Sarnoski
  • Written By: Michael Sarnoski (Screenplay) | John Krasinski (Story) | Michael Sarnoski (Story)
  • Release Date: 28 June 2024
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