The Office’s John Krasinski co-writes, directs, and stars in this fascinating horror tale with a unique twist. It’s a post apocalyptic Swiss Family Robinson tale with blind monsters that track the slightest sound.
Krasinski and Emily Blunt play the mother and father of 3 children. They live on a farm and use sign language to communicate. One of the children is deaf, which explains the sign language, and creates some interesting scenarios as she is at a disadvantage not knowing how much noise she is making.
Much of the movie is seeing the family deal with the established rules of their new reality. There are some serious problems, though, like why would you have a baby in that environment? Not only is it a rough existence with no health care and scraping to get by, but a baby makes so much noise. That thing will be shredded by the monsters in no time.
I really liked the tense situations and the emotional impact of the character connections. Much of the movie is very much about parenting and trying to keep your kids alive, which I can respect.