The Trouble With ‘A Quiet Place’
Since Hollywood went off the rails, I’ve severely limited how much I go to the movies. When I do watch them, home is my theater of choice. That’s how I eventually came across John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place. A 99-cent iTunes rental for a movie I had heard only good things about was right up my alley of taking the cultural pulse, while not giving much money to people who hate me.
First to the good stuff. Director John Krasisnki and everyone else above the line who made this film happen ought to be congratulated.
A Quiet Place managed to hold suspense, tension and — most crucially — my attention throughout its taut 90 minutes. The film felt like an upgraded version of M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs, and I liked Signs, with some extra classic Spielbergian family dynamics dabbed on top.
This family dynamic, sporting John Krasinski and Emily Blunt in traditional sex roles as doting, dedicated, protective parents facing an unbearably bleak world I won’t spoil for you here was refreshing to see. Every kid in America today would be so lucky to have parents like those.
However, this family dynamic is also what frustrated me most and kept A Quiet Place from being an A+ effort. Its injection of the usual Muh Future is Female™️ slop permeating every molecule we inhale today tarnished it. There is a not so subtle, yet still kind of subtle inversion of Natural Law at play in this film.
But where, you ask? People will say, “I saw this and thought it was a great flick.”
Well, it comes mostly from the brother-sister dynamic in the film. You see, without spoiling anything, the deaf sister is written as a combative, fearless boy while her brother was timid, fearful, mostly passive about assuming his rite of passage as an ascending male figure in the household.
When you watch A Quiet Place, keep traditional male-female dynamics in mind as you watch this brother-sister duo work through the story. They’ve been inverted. There is no question about this.
Story and writing credits were all men on this film too. This shouldn’t come as a surprise based on what we know about the Male Feminist Ally™️ problem Hollywood has. Michael Bay and his team are listed as producers on the film. Bay has proven he’ll do a great movie about Benghazi, then make Che Guevara look chic in a Transformers sequel. Breaking News: Michael Bay is unprincipled! I’m still going to call him out on it.
In any event, showing girls acting like men, while removing strong role models (their own age) for boys to look up to will continue to cause great damage to the West.
Meanwhile, China and Islam, fierce competitors to the West, actively and rightly forbid this inversion of Natural Law.
Who wins the future? Inversion or Tradition?