Don’t Breathe 2

by Murray

Don't Breathe 2

This time it's different, but the same.

Don't Breathe, Movie

Don't Breathe 2

This time it's different, but the same.

Don’t Breathe 2, as you might have guessed, is the sequel to Don’t Breathe. A film about a blind ex-Navy Seal (Stephen Lang) who has a group of young people break into his home. He must defend his home and himself by taking every one of them out. In the process, they discover he has a dirty secret.

Cut to Don’t Breathe 2, and this time it’s different, but the same. This time the people breaking into his home are after a child he raised for the last eight years. Once again, you learn of another dirty secret he has been hiding. If you have seen the first film, everything will be pretty evident from the start. Yet, they attempt to reveal this obvious plot point as if you wouldn’t have already figured it out. I’m sure that if you had never seen the first movie, you would still figure it out.

From this point in the film, the action takes off. The girl gets kidnapped, and the blind man will stop at nothing to get her back, and here is where it turns into a generic action movie. I did not like or expect this aspect of the film.

While I was no fan of the first film, I did find that it had promise and hoped this film would improve upon the original. Instead, they pretty much abandoned the slasher feeling of the original movie. In the first twenty minutes, I did get my hopes up. It did indeed seem as if they were keeping this direction. It quickly proves otherwise.

There is another plot twist thrown at you as the film moves on. Again, it’s obvious and force-fed to you early in the movie. It doesn’t help the film one bit. It adds one more element that makes this movie feel like it’s a straight-to-video release.

I found myself more intrigued with other minor things going on in the film. Once the blind man locates the bad guys, he cuts the power to their building. How did he achieve this feat so quickly? Even a person with sight would have spent a considerable amount of time doing such a task.

I started wondering why we continue to create these bad-ass blind guy troupes in movies. Why do they have echolocation skills that rival that of a dolphin? Skills that allow them to kill multitudes of people in a room because one of them passes gas–or something. I don’t know. I’m not as creative as the writers of this movie, so that’s the best you will get from me. Never the less the question still stands.

This movie is a hard pass for me. Its possible fans of the first film will enjoy this one. It’s also possible the tonal change could turn them off. Either way, I wouldn’t recommend it.

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4
BAD

Good

  • Stephen Lang plays the part well
  • Some of the Action is Good

Bad

  • Generic Action Film
  • Rehashed Story Elements
  • Thriller and Slasher Tone is Gone
4
BAD

Good

  • Stephen Lang plays the part well
  • Some of the Action is Good

Bad

  • Generic Action Film
  • Rehashed Story Elements
  • Thriller and Slasher Tone is Gone
4
BAD

Good

  • Stephen Lang plays the part well
  • Some of the Action is Good

Bad

  • Generic Action Film
  • Rehashed Story Elements
  • Thriller and Slasher Tone is Gone