Stephen King reviews 'A Quiet Place' on Twitter, and John Krasinski responds
For once, the top movie at the box office last weekend wasn't a reboot, sequel or superhero movie. It was A Quiet Place, an original thriller directed, co-written and starring John Krasinski (aka Jim from The Office). The film takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, where sightless predators hunt people by sound, and have killed most of the human race. A man (played by John) and his wife (played by John's real-life wife, Emily Blunt) try to keep their kids alive in a world where if you're not quiet, you're dead.
The movie has been a huge hit with critics and audiences, earning praise for its innovative use of silence. Several celebrities tweeted compliments to John Krasinski, including Jimmy Fallon, Ryan Reynolds, LeBron James, Chris Pratt and Elizabeth Banks. That's pretty high praise, but now a review has come from the master of horror, himself, Stephen King.
Stephen King is one of creative, prolific and successful American authors. He's published 54 novels, and sold 350 million copies, dabbling in multiple genres, from horror to science fiction to fantasy. Virtually all of his books have been adapted into movies, miniseries or TV shows, such as Carrie, The Shining, The Stand, The Shawshank Redemption, etc. Currently we are in a bit of a King renaissance, with the recent releases It, The Dark Tower and Mr. Mercedes. Suffice to say, the man is a master of storytelling and at age 70, he is showing no signs of slowing down.
Of course, King couldn't resist seeing a critically acclaimed horror film on opening weekend. "A QUIET PLACE is an extraordinary piece of work," tweeted the author. "Terrific acting, but the main thing is the SILENCE, and how it makes the camera's eye open wide in a way few movies manage."
Twitter users celebrated King's stamp of approval, and described their own experiences seeing the (mostly) silent movie in the theater.
It wasn't long before John Krasinski saw King's review, and couldn't hold back his excitement. "Brain...not processing," tweeted The Office star. "Uh oh—don’t black out John, don’t black out— ...too late." Well, I'm assuming this is his excited reaction to King's tweet. It's possible the evil shapeshifting clown-demon Pennywise popped up in front of John, and drove him insane. Or it's possible he's slipping through a time portal, en route to stop JFK's assassination in 1963. Or it's possible John was hit by a deadly strain of influenza that was originally created for biological warfare, but accidentally leaked, creating a global pandemic that wipes most of the world's population. (Sorry. I've been reading a lot of Stephen King novels lately.)
Well, that's pretty awesome to make a horror movie and get praise from one of the greatest living authors. That's like creating a reality show and getting praise from Kim Kardashian! Boy, do I need to work on my similes. Better pick Stephen King's "On Writing."
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