A Quiet Place: Edgy or a Snore Fest?

Sometimes I just do not get it. 

Rotten Tomatoes gave the 2018 film a 95% rating. That’s high. Like, really high. And I just don’t get it.

That rating is significantly higher than some of the year’s better films (in my opinion): Hereditary, Halloween, and the Apostle. 

Additionally, the film is 35 percentage points greater than one of my favorites of last year, Blood Fest. 

As a writer for Infamous Horror I like the immediacy of contact with other fans. Remarks in the comments section sometimes provide tagged names of people who readers want to share our articles with. Other remarks agree with our take or eagerness of a film. Others, of course, consider our fandom misplaced or off putting.

But I think that’s one thing that I love about horror films – especially in 2019.

We all have different tastes in movies. I, for one, enjoy movies that most find middle-of-the-road or worse. Very few horror movies actually scare me. In fact, it’s been several years since I’ve watched a film that has truly touched a nerve and scared me. But, I do enjoy horror movies in the subcategory of slasher and gore. 

That is why I don’t really pay attention to critic or audience ratings; because we all have different tastes and to agree on what is a good film is an objective task at best.

Back to A Quiet Place. I didn’t hate the film. In fact, I felt that it was compelling at times. It was a well done post-apocalyptic film. But there was no brutality. No blood or gore. No over-the-top kill scenes. Nothing really made me cringe. At the end of the film, I thought at times it was…well, boring.

And this was the highest rated horror film of 2018 on Rotten Tomatoes.

So, I am curious. What did you think of the film? Was it an excellent movie with its subtlety or was in boring? Was it edge of your seat worthy or nap time watching?

Maybe I am the one that missed its greatness. But if I’d did, I’m good with it. Give me a movie with people running away from vicious killers any day over a group of people worried to make a sound in order to survive.

Article written by Michael Donaldson

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