This is a review of the film ‘A Quiet Place’ directed by and starring John Krasinski alongside Emily Blunt. None of my reviews contain spoilers and only broad comments on the plot of a film.
A trip to the cinema to see A Quiet Place, the local Oden providing popcorn and pop along with this very unusual movie.
A Quiet Place tells the story of a family that is forced to stay silent to avoid the attention of alien predators in a post-apocalyptic America. The story opens with a defining moment for the family and then continues about a year later as they deal with the aftermath and try to live a normal life.
There isn’t much ‘normal’ going on here, with sign language, CCTV surveillance and elaborate contraptions to maintain a running silence. The aliens, seen a few times are terrifying in their appearance and their speed, as they react to sound with frightening consequences.
It’s an unusual film, with very little spoken dialogue, although some sections with subtitles and a very sparse soundtrack. Your focus is drawn almost entirely to the visuals which are really well made. The leads are truly excellent, with an understandable chemistry in some of the more intense scenes.
The story is kept taut, with a constant feeling of suspense – and there is one scene that kept me physically anxious for a good few minutes. The finale is excellent as well.
Support acting from the kids in the family is really good, and they contribute really well to the overall story.
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Three key components of Customer Journey Mapping – Customer Experience Magazine outlines some good advice on Customer Journey Mapping – I especially agree with #3 – Take action on the things that matter. Quite often I hear about mapping exercises that gather dust as they seem more academic than getting in and actually fixing customer pain points.
Customer Think magazine has a great view on building a community based on your business – in my view, having strong relationships is going to be a key differential for businesses in the future. A community is one way to develop those.
How to make the perfect Chatbot – strong advice for anyone who is embarking on the Chatbot journey. Have a purpose and design with personality seem like good starting points.