Fighting The Predators: “A Quiet Place Part II”

Evil, genuine evil, is to be crushed. A new generation must learn to survive if an older generation is currently trying to survive. The family that stays together may survive together.

We may infer all this, and have fun as well, from watching A Quiet Place Part II (2021), John Krasinski‘s sequel to his first quiet-place movie of 2018. Again monster aliens are responding exclusively to the sounds people make as they seek to do away with the endangered people (and, boy, do they pounce). A commercial powerhouse, the film is equally troubling and exciting, albeit Ross Douthat is right about a modicum of undercooking in Krasinski’s script (the monsters have a second weakness). On the whole, though, the script seems to me properly cooked.

Part II stars Emily Blunt (Krasinski’s wife), Cillian Murphy, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe. The acting is spot-on, though especially memorable are Murphy and, as young Marcus, Jupe. The males make a splash.

What Questions Would You Ask the Aliens?

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If I had some alien’s drop by my crib I’d have to bust out with some questions.

Would’t you?

Yep, those  Extraterrestrial Beings… You know, those guys with the big heads, small bodies and glittering eyes.

I’d ask them a few things:

  • What planet are you from?
  • Is the food good?
  • Is  pot legal there?
  • How is the political system?
  • Do you have homeless shelters?
  • Do ya’ll believe in Jesus?  Or Mohammad?
  • Is rap music more popular than rock music on your planet?
  • Does you economy tank too?
  • Does your government want to take away your ray guns?
  • Star Trek or Star Wars?
  • Do you have sex? What kind?
  • Ginger or MaryAnn?

The list just goes on and on…And with all the technology they have they must have all the answers… Ya think?

Come on guys… We need a little help here on planet earth… Ya think?

What questions would YOU ask the Aliens?