In ‘A Quiet Place: Day One’, Lupita Nyong’o makes silence golden

Written by on July 7, 2024

In the new prequel movie “A Quiet Place: Day One,” Lupita Nyong’o stars as a cancer patient, Sam, who tries to survive in the early days of the apocalyptic scenario where aliens pounce on any sound, forcing humans to live in silence. The film follows Sam and her cat, Frodo, in the newly silent world. Nyong’o sat down to talk about her character and the film with Aisha Harris of POP CULTURE HAPPY HOUR from NPR.


The movie is different from the original films; it’s not as scary, but it’s compelling because of its focus on the character’s story and the unique narrative approach. The immersive experience of the film keeps the audience silent and engaged. The movie is concise, at one hour and 40 minutes, and it’s impactful, capturing the audience’s attention with its compelling storytelling and the strong performance by Lupita Nyong’o.

The hosts of “Pop Culture Happy Hour” appreciate the movie’s distinctiveness, especially in its depiction of Sam, and they express their interest in seeing more from the franchise, potentially in different settings and with new perspectives. Overall, “A Quiet Place: Day One” is a compelling movie with a unique approach to the popular franchise.

Source: NPR

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