A QUIET PLACE: DAY ONE Is Being Hailed As The Best Movie Of The Franchise In Highly Positive First Reactions

A QUIET PLACE: DAY ONE Is Being Hailed As The Best Movie Of The Franchise In Highly Positive First Reactions

The social media embargo for A Quiet Place: Day One has lifted, and the movie is being hailed as the best of the three films in the franchise...

By MarkCassidy - Jun 25, 2024 08:06 AM EST
Filed Under: Horror
Source: Via FearHQ

The first two A Quiet Place movies proved to be big hits with critics, and despite focusing on a completely new group of characters, Paramount Pictures' prequel, Day One, is being hailed as the "best of the franchise" by several reviewers in the first social media reactions.

The full reviews may tell a slightly different story (early reactions generally tend to be much more positive), but this is a strong indication that audiences can expect more nail-biting tension when A Quiet Place: Day One arrives in theaters this weekend.

Have a read through the reactions below.

Black Panther and Us star Lupita Nyong’o plays Sam, a woman who’s on a day trip to NYC when the invasion begins. As the creatures begin their merciless attack, Sam and her cat Frodo are thrown together with a stranger named Eric (Stranger Things' Joseph Quinn), and the pair reluctantly agree to team-up and try to make it out of the city in one piece.

Djimon Hounsou's character, who made a brief appearance in Part II, will return (and hopefully get a little more to do).

“When you have a family, there is an innate expectation that they will want to stick together,” Nyong’o says, referring to the previous movies' protagonists. “We don't have that in this film. We have these disparate individuals who collide into each other's lives, and it is at a very pivotal time for the world. How do they negotiate survival together? What we get is really interesting — and even surprising — chemistry in the characters that meet each other along the way.”

“It’s more of a [character] drama than anything,” adds Quinn. “The script is obviously set in the world that we know, but it's very much a film about these two characters who are lost and trying to negotiate their fates. There are also some wonderful other characters in the film who Sam encounters, but the bulk of it is Eric and Sam in their mutual acceptance of this bleak, more quiet, new reality.”

The survivors of the first two films, Evelyn (Emily Blunt), Regan (Millicent Simmonds), and Marcus Abbott (Noah Jupe) are not expected to appear, but will return for A Quiet Place Part III at some point.

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NickScryer - 6/25/2024, 8:37 AM
Social reactions aren't worth jack shit these days. Neither are the "professional" reviews actually.
That said, I'm looking forward to this one. Pig was awesome.
mountainman - 6/25/2024, 8:40 AM
This looks great but the first one has such a unique concept that it would be tough to top it.
McMurdo - 6/25/2024, 9:28 AM
@mountainman - I think the 2nd one was better personally but 1 is good too.
mountainman - 6/25/2024, 9:31 AM
@McMurdo - I like the second one too. It was really just the unique nature of the first one that made it stand out to me. Either way, this is the best alien invasion thing going right now. That’s a genre that has been stale for a while and this franchise found a way to revitalize it.
MotherGooseUPus - 6/25/2024, 9:32 AM
@mountainman - LOVED the first one. will be hard to top. the 2nd is a great movie by itself but when u compare to the first, its not a strong... and thats saying something. will definitely be seeing this in theaters
SonOfAGif - 6/25/2024, 10:46 AM
@mountainman - I think what will make this film stand out a bit more is the fact that we actually see the arrival of the alien species along with the downfall of humanity because of it. That concept is why I adore 28 Weeks Later more than Days because we saw the downfall and destruction "Z-Day" did to humanity. My favorite scene in A Quiet Place 2 was during the little league game and how terrified everyone was when the first batch of aliens arrived.
McMurdo - 6/25/2024, 11:12 AM
@mountainman - we need that Edge of Tomorrow sequel.
mountainman - 6/25/2024, 11:31 AM
@McMurdo - 100%. Excellent movie.
Cass - 6/25/2024, 8:42 AM
That’s great and all and I do like the franchise. Who trusts early reviews nowadays? In fact, I barely trust reviews in general.
HashTagSwagg - 6/25/2024, 8:45 AM
The second film ruined my interest in the franchise however this mighty fella may have just restored it
McMurdo - 6/25/2024, 9:29 AM
@HashTagSwagg - can I ask why?
HashTagSwagg - 6/25/2024, 10:53 AM
@McMurdo - Cat
McMurdo - 6/25/2024, 11:00 AM
@HashTagSwagg - oh my bad lol for some reason when I first saw your comment that video didn't load.
vectorsigma - 6/25/2024, 8:46 AM
The shilling era continues
TheVisionary25 - 6/25/2024, 9:16 AM
Sounds good , looking forward to it!!.

The trailers haven’t grabbed me that strongly so this is nice to see at the least…

The horror/suspense elements seem to be effective to varying degrees for people but the character drama seems to be strong which makes sense given Sarnoski’s previous & first feature in Pig which really told a poignant human story aswell.
WhateverItTakes - 6/25/2024, 9:46 AM
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TheShellyMan - 6/25/2024, 9:56 AM
But why is the review embargo lifts the day before release? Hm...
Shivermetimbers - 6/25/2024, 10:51 AM
@TheShellyMan - Yeah, usually not a good sign.
Izaizaiza - 6/25/2024, 10:51 AM
I don't have much faith in early reviews, but I am looking forward to this. I didn't see the second one, but outside of (IMO) the glaring mistake of revealing the creatures too early, I thought the first one was excellent
McMurdo - 6/25/2024, 11:02 AM
@Izaizaiza - 2nd one is fire and in my opinion better. Cillian was fantastic.
Izaizaiza - 6/25/2024, 11:30 AM
@McMurdo - Cool. Will definitely check it out 👍🏻
JustAWaffle - 6/25/2024, 1:09 PM
I liked the first one a lot. The second was decent, but I think movies like that are best left as a one off, leaving the future and past to the imagination of the viewer. It helps maintain the mystique of the world they put the characters in.

It’s the same thing I feel about the Edge of Tomorrow. That shouldn’t be given a sequel or prequel.
BlackStar25 - 6/25/2024, 1:19 PM
Hope it does well if good because Inside Out 2 isn't leaving any crumble for anyone else and Despicable Me 4 is right around the corner.
TheMetaMan - 6/25/2024, 2:30 PM
The first two are essentially silent horror films as a niche and it’s effective. The original is great and the sequel is really good. Self-contained with enough additional elements to keep it fresh but not congested and with a good amount of emotional resonance. I really like Cillian Murphy’s character and performance in the sequel. Lupita Nyong'o is my favourite actress so her contribution to this film ups my excitement for it.

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