My bad, you guys. I went to see A Quiet Place in the theater and now because of me they are making a sequel. My $11 must have pushed it over the edge of profitability. According to The Hollywood Reporter, beardy Jim from The Office shushing people has turned out to be a lot of people’s kink. The movie starring and directed by John Krasinski only cost $17 million dollars to make (with an assist from John’s wife Emily Blunt) and it’s still pulling in big numbers, “meaning it will be hugely profitable”. And of course, that’s all that really matters!
Paramount is moving ahead with a sequel to A Quiet Place, the hit horror film that has earned more than $213 million at the worldwide box office to date, including $134.8 million in North America.
The film has defied box-office expectations, even overtaking the big-budget Dwayne Johnson pic Rampage last weekend to come in No. 1 in its third weekend (it opened at No. 1, while coming in No. 2 behind Rampage in its second outing).
God, we’re a dumb country. Like many, I saw A Quiet Place and left the theater thinking that an adequate movie starring two adequately attractive people had been adequately executed. Sure I had some quibbles (mostly about farts and birth control) but generally felt that adequacy had been achieved. But do we really need a sequel?
Without giving any spoilers away, the whole sequence where all the mimes went out and erected an imaginary wall to keep the monsters away was a bit silly. And the fact that everybody was saved when Jim from The Office held up a boom box playing Taylor Swift’s “September“ and all the monsters looked at each other and simultaneously bit down on their cyanide capsules, was a bit a stretch. Like where did they even get those from? Was is Stanley?
They should just roll the sequel in with the planned reboot of The Office. If they do that AND if they work out some of the glaring leaps of logic, I might give AQP2: The Silence Of The Pams a shot.