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A Quiet Place: Day One

By Alan Ng | June 28, 2024

NOW IN THEATERS! How did we get here, and did we really need to know? Director Michael Sarnoski enters A Quiet Place and starts it all on Day One. Our tale follows Samira (Lupita Nyong’o) and her support cat Frodo. The former poet Sam is in hospice care and doesn’t exactly have a cheery outlook on life, as evidenced by her profanity-laden poem her nurse Reuben (Alex Wolff) encouraged her to write. After group therapy, Reuben invites Samira to join the others on a field trip into New York City to see a show…a puppet show and pizza afterward.

Before the show can end, word gets out that everyone needs to evacuate the city and seek shelter. As jets and tanks run by, the city is bombarded with strange meteor-like objects. Soon, aliens appear and start eating people and destroying the city. For A Quiet Place fans, you know exactly what is happening.

“…aliens appear and start eating people and destroying the city.”

Sam is soon knocked unconscious by a nearby car explosion, and she awakens in the puppet show theater full of terrified New Yorkers trying to remain quiet. Of course, that only lasts so long. The only chance for survival is for everyone to get to the docks and on boats ready to evacuate everyone. Trying to get hundreds of people to walk quietly is impossible, and the feasting begins.

Meanwhile, Sam has decided that she’s going to Harlem to get pizza…aliens be damned. Along the way, she runs into Eric (Joseph Quinn), who is suffering from extreme PTSD. Eric decides to follow Sam on her journey for pizza, much to Sam’s objections.

I’ll say this. The majority of A Quiet Place: Day One is the chase. Samira and Eric running from aliens to get pizza. If you like the chase, this movie doesn’t disappoint. If you also like lore and having gaps filled in the Quiet Place Universe, it’s all here. The film dives into the creatures themselves and exposes what they’re doing on Earth.

A Quiet Place: Day One (2024)

Directed and Written: Michael Sarnoski

Starring: Lupita Nyong'o, Joseph Quinn, Alex Wolff, Djimon Hounsou, etc.

Movie score: 5/10

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"…that damn cat Frodo."

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  1. Lavardac says:

    Using the word “hardy” when you meant “Hearty” invalidates everything else you had to say about this film.

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