If you’re hoping to tuck into your snacks when you go see John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place then we have bad news for you – chances are you’ll be too anxious to enjoy them.
At least that’s been the reviews from moviegoers on Twitter who took to the platform to warn future audience-members that this is the worst movie to crunch, slurp, and rustle through.
Trying to eat popcorn during A Quiet Place was exhausting pic.twitter.com/A5L537NBOa— Dane Cardiel (@danecardiel) April 8, 2018
The story of A Quiet Place centres around a family on the edge of survival in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by blind monsters with supersonic hearing. The parents, played by the film’s writer and director John Krasinski and his real-life wife Emily Blunt, have two kids with a baby on the way.
The only way to survive is to stay as quiet as possible, and the family communicates with sign language, moving as silently as possible with bare feet on pathways made of sand to stifle any sound.
Ultimately, if you crunch into your popcorn at any point you will, at best, give your neighbour a right scare and, at worst, invoke the wrath of the faceless monsters who are 100% listening for you.
A heads up - if you go and see ‘A quiet place’ at the cinema, don’t buy any snacks. I managed about 3 kernels of popcorn throughout ???? ?— Jack (@jackmcnn) April 5, 2018
The most horrific part of A Quiet Place is when you realize the movie is silent and you’re about to hear every crunch of popcorn, slurp of Diet Coke, and stifled burp in the entire theater for the next hour and a half.— Simon Curtis (@simoncurtis) April 8, 2018
anytime I tried biting into my reese’s pieces while watching A Quiet Place I felt like I was risking the safety of the theater— nathan zed (@NathanZed) April 8, 2018
Some people have even suggested ‘snack hacks’ for enjoying a nibble during A Quiet Place without feeling like you’ve just doomed everyone.
Soft foods like biscuits and muffins would be fine – as long as you unwrap everything before the film starts. Order your drink without ice, and try not to slurp and burp. And for those of us who desperately need to nibble on Maltesers or Skittles, bring your own bowl and pour them in at the start to prevent a spine-chilling rustle every time you go for a sweet!
Recovering caffeine-addict and serial bruncher Eliza Murray feels most at home typing away in a cozy cafe with her re-mortgaged avocado toast nearby. When she isn't reporting on the latest Instagram-shattering glittery food trends, she can be found experimenting with new gin garnishes (hello strawberries!) or biting into an entire wheel of brie (no shame). She tweets @theothereliza