A follow-up to the 2018 horror hit, A Quiet Place Part II sets us down in the post-apocalyptic northeastern United States in which alien creatures have decimated society as we know it, leaving the survivors to shelter in silent fear. Beset by the creatures, the Abbot family is forced to leave their home, and venture out into the world to seek safety and find a way to defeat their stalkers. In this go-around, John Krasinski’s script is a fitting continuation to his previous effort, more heavily emphasizing the story of Regan (Millicent Simmonds) and newcomer Emmet (Cillian Murphy) with a B-story that focuses on a holed-up Evelyn (Emily Blunt) and Marcus Abbot (Noah Jupe) trying to protect the newborn baby Abbot. A Quiet Place Part II is an overall entertaining film, despite losing some of the charm of the original. As is often the case, the character development of this sequel is less interesting than the establishment of the overall concept is in its predecessor, and there’s a bit too much of a dependency on the creatures chasing our heroes around. Jump scares remain the thrill of the day here, and fittingly, so does strong use of audio cues that at times overwhelm our attention