Note: spoilers abound.

I wanted to like A Quiet Place. The concept is brilliant and worthy of being liked. Which is why I was reluctant to see it—I wanted to keep the idea alive in my mind, unspoiled by average execution. But everyone I talked to had nothing but positive things to say, and the internet stood by it almost unanimouslyOne guy even said it made him want to be a better dad. So I caved.

It was better in my imagination.

The film revolves around a single family of five—dad, mom, sister, two brothers—who must live … Read the rest