The action takes place after the events of the first part, but it is difficult to say exactly when. In any case, Norman, a blind veteran, lives with a young girl whom he trains to prepare for any danger. However, when a group of attackers arrive at their home, they manage to kidnap Phoenix. Norman would do anything to save her.
Don’t Breathe 2 (2021) – Movie Review (UIP). Painful headaches from moral disagreements
for don’t breathe 2 The same people who did the first part answered. The only thing that has changed is that the director is Rodo Sayagues, not Fede Alvarez (they wrote the script together again). I don’t know why they came up with the idea of making a sequel, but given that since 2016, when they filmed Don’t Breathe, the former had no work, and the latter directed only one film, they were probably just a burner to it.
And everything would be great – apart from the fact that there was no need for a sequel anyway – if not for the story they decided to tell. The strength of Don’t Breathe is that the movie played a lot with the expectations of the viewer and forced an unexpected and not very interesting perspective change. Let me remind you that three young men wanted to rob the house in which a veteran lives, but soon it turns out that we will feel sorry for them. Until then, an ethical debate had arisen, but it was reasonably acceptable.
It’s much worse in case don’t breathe 2. Sayagues and Alvarez are clearly inspired by Luc Besson’s Leo the Professional—there are nearly copies of some of the scenes and ideas here—to turn a monster into an anti-hero. The problem is that Norman isn’t the guy who deserves this redemption, certainly not because he’s done one good thing in life to protect a little girl from other bad guys. I would like to remind you that all films – including thrillers of this genre – convey a certain view of the world. This time we are dealing with the old concept that if a man at some point confesses his sins and tells himself that he is mean, then he should automatically be forgiven. Well, not really. At least I have no intention of cheering for someone like this. The creators also somehow try to connect – perhaps due to the fact that there is a lot of media coverage on this topic – with the fact that Norman is a sex offender, but they do it in a very unconvincing way.
Don’t Breathe 2 (2021) – Movie Review (UIP). What a sexy movie
But these are, of course, my personal feelings about my worldview, not everyone should agree with me, and not everyone should pay attention to them or worry about them at all. so it is don’t breathe 2 Is it just a good movie? I’m sorry, not really. I mean, yeah – there’s a lot of tension here, especially in the Norman House Invasion sequence, you can hold your breath a few times. There are really well-made scenes out there, thanks mainly to the camera and lighting work, the creators have a lot of progressive creativity. Everything is also maintained at a good pace. There is a decent representation here. Stephen Lang, I get the impression that he understands his character better than the creators and plays with it in such a way that it is impossible to admire or empathize with him. The good is also the heart of the film, Madeline Grace, who played Phoenix. The antagonists do far worse, led by the perfectly cute third Brendan Sexton as Raylan.
don’t breathe 2 Therefore, it has few advantages in total, and the more it is worth mentioning some other shortcomings. First of all, the movie is very bloody, to exaggerate, there is a lot of gratuitous violence and I get the impression that the creators are getting some perverted fun out of it. Secondly, the text contains a lot of logical loopholes, and sometimes massive absurdities. And the stifling atmosphere of the first part was not preserved. In the end, it’s a movie that you can safely let go of.
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