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While I was munching popcorn and quietly minding my business waiting for The Shape of Water to start, this preview came on. At first, it seemed like a nice, albeit postapocalyptic, family movie. Then with NO WARNING, things got crazy, and suddenly most of my popcorn was no longer in the bucket. See for yourself.
As much as this movie looks TERRIFYING, I will definitely be at the theater to see it opening weekend. I love a good scary movie, and this seems like one that actually has some substance. My boyfriend is a horror/suspense movie junky. And I love going to the movies (because popcorn), so we compromise by seeing every scary movie that comes out – including some titles that I would rather remove from my memory. How this is a compromise I’m not sure, but it works for us.
After seeing the preview we both looked at each other and nodded. He doesn’t need to know that 50% of the reason I want to see it is for actor/writer/director John Krasinski. That’s not important. The other 40% is to see John Krasinski and Emily Blunt together, and the last 10% is to see if they are actually silent for the entire movie.
So it’s safe to say my interest was peaked by one quite short preview alone. BUT then, they released another trailer during the Super Bowl.
Goosebumps all over again. With all movies the score is important. But a movie where the entire concept is based on being silent takes this importance to a whole new level. Going by the trailer alone, the screeches and freaky beats are going to deliver. These sounds are going to sell the scare factor for this movie. As John (yes, we’re on a first name basis) says in the interview below, it’s very intense.
Silence is absolutely a character in the movie, along with each family member.
Besides title character Silence, the movie stars Krasinski and Blunt, as well as Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds as their children. Millicent is actually deaf, as is her character in the movie. Krasinski sought out a deaf actress, which I think is pretty pivotal for a movie like this. What better way to understand the idea of silence than through someone who lives it?
…A deaf actress would help my knowledge and my understanding of the situations tenfold. I wanted someone who lives it and who could teach me about it on set.
I can’t wait to see what happens in this movie. As humans, we’re sort of drawn to survival stories and that’s exactly what this movie is. How far will you go to survive? And can you do it while not saying a word? For someone like me who rarely shuts up, the idea is novel. I’ll let you know if I could survive when this movie comes out April 6. Until then, I’ll be chatting away.