Warning: Spoilers ahead.
“A Quiet Place II” premiered in New York City on March 8, 2020. Shortly thereafter, the world shut down and it didn’t see a full theatrical release until May 28 of this year.
While the movie’s plot, a continuation of 2018’s “A Quiet Place,” aligns neatly with what was happening in real life — people hiding out with their families in an attempt to avoid a menace lurking in the outside world — it’s not that movie. Instead, it’s a deeply unnerving and entertaining thriller that sees the kids from the first installment grow up and start learning to navigate their new normal while avoiding the lurking menace.
Okay, maybe to an extent it is that movie.
It opens with the people of a small town watching a Little League game. A mysterious flaming object appears in the sky. Shortly thereafter, aliens appear and start indiscriminately killing everyone. The Abbott family manages to escape and go