After the success of A Quiet Place and ostensibly (no way to prove it) Bird Box, it’s no surprise that Netflix went and made The Silence. Based on the novel by Tim Lebbon, the apocalyptic thriller is set in a world where creatures hunt their prey by sound, and a family must seek refuge in a remote location only to find a sinister cult that wants to exploit the daughter’s heightened senses. So A Quiet Place plus generic cult movie.
On the one hand, I like the actors in this like Stanley Tucci and Kiernan Shipka, but I also liked the actors in Bird Box and that movie was hot garbage. Like Bird Box, it feels like the movie was made by an algorithm that cranked out a hook and basic stakes, but the result is, unsurprisingly, derivative and generic. There’s really nothing in this trailer that looks genuinely exciting. At best, the trailer looks unintentionally comical like when the cult comes to the door and instead of just putting a finger to their lips, which is generally recognized as a sign for “quiet”, they write out “Shhh” on a piece of paper. Truly, what a threatening organization.
Check out The Silence trailer below. The film hits Netflix on April 10th and also stars Miranda Otto and John Corbett.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Silence:
When the world is under attack from terrifying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound, 16-year old Ally Andrews (Kiernan Shipka), who lost her hearing at 13, and her family seek refuge in a remote haven. But they discover a sinister cult who are eager to exploit Ally’s heightened senses. THE SILENCE is directed by John R. Leonetti (ANNABELLE) and stars Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, John Corbett, Kate Trotter and Kyle Breitkopf.