The movie is an American post-apocalyptic horror, fiction, science and thriller film under the direction of John Krasinski, and who also wrote its screenplay with Scott Beck and Bryan Woods.
The Cast Lists
John Krasinski played as Lee Abbott, the husband of Evelyn, an engineer and Regan’s father.
Leon Russom played as the man in the forests, whose wife has been murdered by the creatures.
Millicent Simmonds played as Regan Abbott, Evelyn and Lee’s deaf daughter, and the older sister of Marcus and Beau.
Cade Woodward played as Beau Abbott, he is the younger son of Evelyn and Lee.
Emily Blunt played as Evelyn Abbott, the wife of Lee, a doctor and a mother with the three kids namely Regan, Beau and Marcus.
Evangelina and Ezekiel Cavoli played as the newborn Baby Abbott.
Noah Jupe played as Marcus Abbott, Beau’s and Regan’s brother and Lee and Evelyn’s oldest son.
The Story Line
Over the past three months in 2020, most of Earth’s human with the animal populations had been wiped out through the sightless extraterrestrial or ET’s creatures that created from the meteor shower that is impacting Earth. The creatures, which attack anything that makes noise, have hypersensitive hearing and indestructible, shielded skin.
The family of Abbott – husband Lee, wife Evelyn, Regan the congenitally deaf daughter, and sons Beau and Marcus – silently scavenge for goods in the deserted town. However, in the open, this family communicates through the ASL or American Sign Language. Beau, their four-year-old son has been drawn to his battery-powered toy of a space shuttle kind; however, Lee removes it because of the noise it can make. Regan returned this toy to Beau, and who also take the batteries that their father had taken from it. Beau activated the toy when their family is strolling home and crossing the bridge, proving away their location to the nearby creature that killed him just before Lee can rescue him.
The white wooden 3-story house with the scaled mansard top, lit through the sun from its left, viewed at the 3-quarters angle among the landscape with the wooded hills at the background beneath the clear blue sky.
In this movie, the house that the Abbotts’ used
After one year, Regan continued to fight with guilt over the death of his little brother, Evelyn entered the final stage of her pregnancy, and Lee vainly tried to create radio contact within their outside world. Lee attempted to upgrade cochlear implant of Regan with scavenged miniature amplifier to restore the hearing, but these devices are not effective. Later, Lee took Marcus to the nearby river with the big waterfall to coach him to fish and at the same time Regan visited Beau’s memorial. Lee explained to Marcus that in their present place, they are secured from the creature in the incidence of loud sounds, since the sounds are masked over their voices. Regan has been revealed by Marcus that she blames herself for the death of Beau and needed her parents to tell her that they still loved her.
The Writers View
In the interview with a website SlashFilm, the screenwriters revealed that the Paramount Pictures initially intended to integrate the movie to the Cloverfield film franchise. In their interview, they said that it crossed their minds and had spoken about its possibilities. But when they are finally taking the final script, they saw that it became an entirely different movie. The director and screenwriters were finally relieved and grateful that they are allowed to finally decide on making the movie as a totally different and an original one, a stand-alone film, instead of making it a part of the other film. The movie is excellent, however, since filmgoers are different, there are some that crave for original and new ideas, and there are also some that dreamt of dropping something different that they can see in the marketplace.