I recently watched Steven Crowder’s latest video “A QUIET PLACE’ MOVIE REVIEW: Why Liberals HATE It…” and thought to myself “this doesn’t sound right”. A Quiet Place got pretty solid reviews across the board and I even gave it a 4/5. Not to mention that both John Krasinski and Emily Blunt are liberals themselves and I don’t see them making a movie that would offend their own point of view. Well, it turns out it isn’t liberals that have a problem with the film, it’s their problematic inbred cousin, the progressive left, who if left alone for more than 3 minutes will find offense in something.
So what is bothering progressives about this film? Well in their own words, it’s the lack of progressive messaging in the film which is code for a movie that promotes a “Pro-family, pro-gun, or pro-life” narrative. So you are probably asking yourself, how could any of those things be offensive? Let’s get an answer from the sources themselves starting with The New Yorker who says and I quote:
“A Quiet Place” is the story of a white family living in rustic isolation that’s reduced to silence because of a bunch of big, dark, stealthy, predatory creatures”
Oh boy, here we go…he continues,
the idealistic elements of gun culture while dramatizing the tragic implications that inevitably shadow that idealism. The one sole avowed identity of the Abbott parents is as their children’s defenders; their more obvious public identity is as a white rural family. The only other people in the film, who are more vulnerable to the marauding creatures, are white as well. In their enforced silence, these characters are a metaphorical silent—white—majority, one that doesn’t dare to speak freely for fear of being heard by the super-sensitive ears of the dark others. It’s significant that when characters—two white men—commit suicide-by-noisemaking, they do so by howling as if with rage, rather than by screeching or singing or shouting words of love to their families.
You are probably thinking ‘This has to be a joke, a troll article to trigger conservatives’. I wish that was the case. But it’s not. According to Richard Brody, the film is problematic because the family is white and the creatures represent “Brown people” (because this notion isn’t racist in of itself). Brody wasn’t the only loon, The Economist also had a problem with the films “Pro-gun’ message:
“One of the fondest fantasies of Second Amendment obsessives is that a private citizen with a box of ammunition could fend off the US Army, should the need arise, and that fantasy is endorsed by “A Quiet Place”, in which gun-toting farmers fare better against the aliens than the entire American war machine. Defenders of the right to bear arms will also see flattering reflections of themselves in the film’s heroes, a photogenic white (There is that word again) family that lives on a backwoods farm.”
Where to start here? The writer of this piece proceeds to throw Krasinski and the NRA (Because CLEARLY Hollywood really has an agenda to support the NRA…) under the bus because Hollywood promotes the idea that having a gun can save your life in the worst case scenario. Keep in mind, this is a movie where giant fast-moving monsters that hunt BY SOUND and are IMMUNE TO BULLETS that Nicholas Barber is accusing of being NRA propaganda because why would you need a gun when the military can protect you? A small spoiler for those who haven’t seen the movie, but the weapon that works against the monsters isn’t guns, the monsters weakness is high pitch frequency due to their hypersensitivity to sound. That is the only reason a gun is even effective on them so the writers complaints aren’t even founded in the realm of the story that he is complaining about. As I talked about in my Death Wish review, progressives are so terrified that anyone would look at a gun and not immediately have a nervous breakdown that they savage a film in an attempt to undercut a message that may or may not exist.
Now finally you have Impulse Gamer, who took offense to this film because the gender roles didn’t live up to expectations. Damien Straker writes
“John Krasinski (The Office) stars in, co-writes and directs A Quiet Place. It is a horror film that lacks the articulateness to create unique, progressive statements for its characters”
Now what does he means by “progressive statements for its characters”? When progressives complain about ‘gender roles’, 9/10 times it’s because women aren’t allowed to be women and men aren’t allowed to be men. Movies where masculinity is toned down if not non-existent and ‘strong female leads’ (also known as masculine roles) are put at the forefront is what equates to progressive statements.
Reading the piece confirms that fact that when the writer took exception to Krasinski representing the typical patriarchal male lead and strong action female Emily Blunt is reduced to the wife/mother despite her character in the film being anything but weak. So essentially the progressive left rejects the idea of a traditional family and traditional values. Again, it’s important to keep in mind that both Krasinski and Blunt are liberals so there is no hidden message of patriarchy propaganda, but progressives have moved so far to the left of liberals that a father that protects his family by any means and a mother who is the nurturer and protector of the family is deemed unacceptable to them even if it comes from someone who would likely agree with them on most of their points.
I wrote about the bias of progressive critics a while back ago and it’s important to point out that not all liberals are insane like some of the critics I’ve pointed out, hell the response from most people who saw this movie is overwhelmingly positive so even in the scope of this film, they are in the minority. But their influence does have a big impact on how movies are viewed and marketed. If we have gotten to the point where family, gender roles, and skin color are going to be viewed as negatives to a film’s reception even if that isn’t even the film’s intention, then it’s time for some of these people to look at the definition of subjectivity and objectivity and decide what parameter they are going to use because you can’t have it both ways.