hey, what’s going on everybody again I’m back with a brand new movie review and today we’ll be discussing a sequel to the 2016 horror film by the name of don’t breathe.
and today we’ll be discussing don’t breathe 2 which are going to change to check out in theatres and I’m gonna let you all know what I thought about the film and let you know if it’s worth checking out in theatres if it was a worthy sequel and should there be more in this franchise we’re gonna break it all down here in the spoiler-free review.
but before we do so make sure you’re checking me out on all my other social media accounts. let’s discuss a couple of things number one were you a fan of 2016 don’t breathe number two did you want to see a sequel to that film and then number three of course, once you’ve seen it, don’t break two what’d you think about it.
let’s talk pros cons did you think the sequel was better than the original do you want to see more from this franchise did you enjoy the narrative the twists the turns all that fun stuff or were you disappointed and do you not want to see another film in this franchise let’s discuss it all in the comments below.
so for me personally 2016’s don’t breed was a really fun film a really good horror-thriller film I enjoyed the narrative of the whole home invasion coming into the blind men’s house learning that character meeting rocky and all that stuff I love Fetty Alvarez and I’m so disappointed that he wasn’t back to do the sequel but nonetheless I’m a big fan of that.
but going into this I was like you know what there is or after seeing that 2016 I was like you know what there is room to tell more of this story about rocky maybe being hunted by the blind man but after the trailer, we obviously know that wasn’t the route they were going so was it a worthy sequel is it better than the original is it worth checking out.
let’s start off with my positives first and foremost as I said five years ago and I’m going to say the same thing now the sound design in these films are incredible if I think they’re on par with the quiet place in my personal opinion because the sound design is so integral in the story.
and seeing the blind man not only in his house environment but in the sequel he’s outside his house so he’s just as formidable as he is in his own surroundings so I love how the set design the sound design is so intricate to tell the story and it’s pretty awesome how well they use the sound design in this film.
so that’s definitely a positive for me transitioning to uh the performances is only really two standout characters for me in this entire film and that’s number one Stephen lang an incredible actor him as the blind man which it was still kind of we’ll talk about a little bit later my criticism.
but it was still kind of hard to kind of place him as the good guy in this film but I will say from a performance standpoint I never rooted for him I never felt sympathy or impatient for him but I don’t think the character wanted that from the audience I think Stephen Lange my personal I think he conveyed that he’s not a hero per se he’s just surviving and wants to get back where he feels his which is his daughter in this film.
so I do think Stephen lane did give a really good performance even though I prefer the killer terminator Michael Myers shape from the first one but I do think that the performance is pretty strong in this film from Stephen lang but actually the standout star for me is the young girl that plays his daughter I believe her name is Madeline grace and I believe this might be her first time making a movie.
she was pretty solid now there were some moments where line delivery wasn’t all that great but also I think the script wasn’t all that great for her but as a young actress, she was given a lot number one she was trained by the blind man so you can only imagine the stuff that she’s able to do in this film and I thought that she played it off pretty well in regards to the kind of being this pseudo smaller miniature version of the blind man.
so I thought she handled that stuff and she was believed that she can do the things that she did in this film and then number two there were some emotional moments that was required of this young actress I thought that she landed when she kind of found out more about her past and things of that nature.
I thought that she stuck the emotional beat so I thought that madeleine grace as phoenix the uh the daughter of the blind man did a pretty solid job so again just recap and I thought that the sound design the performances and I got to say man the setup of this film the first half of this movie is legit a really good movie the setup of again.
and this is all in a trailer system spoiler the idea that the blind man has his daughter and we know from the first one all the fans of the first one know that that was his whole thing in the first one he lost his daughter and that was kind of his weird sick sadistic way of how he ended up trying to get another daughter.
but seeing the first half of this film of him really caring for her training her for survival being very protective overly protective of her and then the idea of these people coming in and taking his daughter and you learn why she is so unique in this film so I thought that the setup was really fantastic which unfortunately brings me to my criticisms.
once we get the twist which is halfway through the film that’s when the film to me just really kind of sucked the air out of the room because again I can’t stress enough when you all see this film you’ll probably agree with me the setup all the way up until like the back half of the second half was so intriguing.
the thrills were there the horror was there again seeing the blind man defend his house defend his daughter was so intriguing and also there’s this underlying tone that the film puts in the back in the foreground in regards to there are some people out there that are taking kids so I kind of love that premise in this you know real life with traffic and all that stuff I’m like oh I’m really enjoying this.
but then again once we find out that twist unfortunately that’s when the film goes off the rails and that’s also when we get more villains which I thought the villains in this film are the number one main guys who are leading these people that are trying to take this girl he was trying to like channel his Gary Oldman in the professional type of thing and he fell flat on all fronts.
I never found him intimidating I never found the bad people in this film to be just as bad it’s almost like the suicide squad where it’s just like we have villains but we have a bigger villain that our villain has to go against I never found them to be fermentable to the blind guy I never found that they can go toe-to-toe with him so they were never believable for me personally.
and then again I don’t want to spoil it but once you all see that twist let me know if you felt the same way but I’m just like why do we have to go down that route why did they just stick to that storyline instead of giving us that storyline and obviously I don’t want to spoil it but…
that’s where the film kind of loses this momentum is once we get that twist the film just kind of falls flat for me personally it kind of loses the whole momentum it loses its themes it loses even the blind man his purpose and kind of him getting more integral into the story just kind of lost its kind of uh flare to it which brings me to the biggest issue that I have this film is…
I could never conjure up and again I applaud steven lang for never really conveying like he wants your empathy he wants your sympathy but the film wants you to feel bad for him because they’re putting him in positions where he’s getting more bumps more bruises he’s getting really damaged in this film.
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and the film once you kind of feel a certain way especially when you get to the third act of the film it’s just like that never really stuck with me as well as if you add on top of this family drama that they throw-in, in the end, it just kind of really doesn’t sit well so again federal Alvarez who was a fantastic director he had his hand in the script as well as the director of this film.
and I thought that they just kind of lost a grip on what a very riveting interesting compelling story could have been unfortunately wasn’t live up to his promise so I can go deeper into more of my negatives but that’ll be deeper into the spoilers.
overall don’t breathe 2 has some really unique kills has a really great set design sound design as well as a really awesome setup and a premise for that first half of the film and also a pretty surprising standout performance from the young girl by the name of Matlin grace as phoenix but unfortunately once the film kind of loses itself in that second half and goes into this family drama and wants you to sympathize with the blind man.
it kind of falls flat but I can’t neglect the production the performances so I’m kind of split with this film ladies and gentlemen I’m gonna give don’t breathe 2 a three out of five I personally think the first one is way more superior than the sec one do I think this needed a sequel after we get to the resolution the film I don’t think so.
I do think that there was an opportunity to tell a compelling story to tie it into the first one because I won’t lie they really don’t reference the first one this is like I mentioned suicide squad earlier this is like the suicide squad this is like a stand-alone sequel where they don’t own they don’t really reference what happened.
in the first one at all there’s like hints at it by the blind man but they really don’t establish that this was a film before another film so I like the first one more I’m gonna give this one I don’t think it was a worthy sequel and then the last question I posted the beginning is there more I’ll just say this if you see this in theatres stick around to the end of the credits.
because there is a post-credit scene and they leave the door open for a couple of different possibilities of where they could take this franchise if they do a part three which I personally don’t think they should do a part three unless Fetty Alvarez and another character comes back in the mix but.
that’s just my thoughts on don’t breathe 2 a three out of five there’s a lot of stuff coming out this weekend I do think if you’re a fan of [ __ ] if you enjoyed the first one you should go check it out and when you do let me know what you all thought of it your pros your cons do you want to see more do you think it was worth to make a sequel let’s discuss it all in the comments.
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