A quite place, spoiler: it’s not about the monsters.

From time to time Hollywood gets it and gets right. A Quite Place represents Hollywood as its best. John Kransinski, the co-writer and director, provides a coherent thriller that appeals to our visceral instincts for survival as well as our inner most calling for self-sacrificial love. A Quite Place tells the story of a family’s struggles for survival in a world overrun by creatures that hunt by sound.

A Quite Place does not lack suspense or scary parts, there are plenty, but that is not what makes the movie stand out. What makes it stand out is something that Hollywood often neglects in its story and that is its appeal to universally shared values. At its core, A Quite Place is a film about family and parenthood. It does not preach but shows the unquenchable love that parents have for their children. At a deeper level, it reminds the audience that family it’s the foundation of any civilization. That in as long as there is the building unit of the family there is the simples form of society upon which civilizations can emerge.

At the end, the film was not about scary monsters. It was about something real, far more powerful than any creature real or imagine, it was about the power of love that unites a family.



2 thoughts on “A quite place, spoiler: it’s not about the monsters.”

  1. Caleb it does sounds good about the Power of Love that Unites a Family, so many fall apart today because thy don’t have the right foundation.

    But as for the Monsters etc Rubbish in Rubbish out , a lot of people are controlled by fear because of what they focus on, I know that Children suffer nightmares because of the Horror they watch.

    God makes it very clear in the Scripture below where our focus should be.

    Philippians 4 ( 8- 9 ) Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

    Christian Love Caleb and God’s Blessings,

    1. I hope all is well… I wouldn’t categorize “A Quite Place” as a horror movie, but rather more a thriller type. Having said that, horror films can have positive formative value, in as long as they are not gratuitous in their violence or suspense. That is the “horror” / scary component serves an specific purpose in the telling of the story. That purpose on the other hand can be directed towards good or evil.

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