I've seen a few of these kinds of movies lately, like Bird Box, It Comes at Night, and The Silence. Now, A Quiet Place.
In Bird Box, the alien influence uses your optics to influence you into really becoming its agent against other humans. In It Comes at Night, the drama is more about the stranger who appears at this family's home, but they're all hiding from a contagious outbreak of some kind that turns people into monsters, that we never really see. In The Silence, the threat is an ancient predatory animal, led by sound, that operates in flying swarms, which overtakes and wipes out humanity.
Similar to The Silence, in A Quiet Place, the extraterrestrial monsters have tremendous hearing, but no sight, and unfortunately seem indestructible. Prior to the movie, they seem to have wiped out most of humanity, leaving our little family, and presumably others, who have learned to live in silence.
The film stars and was directed by John Krasinski, who's famously Jim on the American version of The Office. He's recently done a good job in the Amazon series Jack Ryan, as the title character, and isn't the worst Ryan that we've had. He did a fantastic job here, as did everyone else, including the kids.
His wife is played by Emily Blunt, who was outstanding as the title character in Mary Poppins Returns. For much of the movie she's pregnant, which adds a little spice to the film as it progresses.
No real spoilers.
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