Back in 2017, I traveled by plane to New Orleans to visit an old friend and kept my mind occupied by watching two films – which helped to soothe my angst and fear of flying! One of those films was 2016’s “Don’t Breathe,” which I must say was an unexpected pleasure and a really cool take on the horror-thriller genre.
Outside of keeping my mind occupied, the story and its protagonist – a blind, ex-navy seal whose home is being burglarized – were so well developed and thrilling that I wished I hadn’t missed the opportunity to watch the film in theaters.
So, I was curious this year when the sequel DON’T BREATHE 2 was released. We can blame the pandemic for my not even attempting to watch in theaters, however I can also thank the pandemic and my lucky stars that I didn’t waste my energy.
Although there’s plenty of action, and what could have been a nicely spun revenge setup, this second installment doesn’t even compare to the original – and I believe lacks everything that made the first so enjoyable.
But you know I believe there’s a film for everyone, and this one could very well fit the bill for many lovers of thriller/horror, especially those who come for the gore.
Here’s the film’s official synopsis: In the thrilling sequel to the breakout hit, DON’T BREATHE 2 reprises Norman Nordstrom (Stephen Lang), who has been hiding out for several years in an isolated cabin. He lives with a young girl and has recreated the family stolen from him by a drunk driver. Their quiet life together is shattered when a group of unseemly criminals kidnaps her and forces Norman to tap into even darker and more creative instincts in an effort to save her.
Sounds like a winner to you and want to put your name in the hat to win a copy on Blu-Ray/DVD? You must be an active email/newsletter subscriber and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Breathe” and your full name in the body. One winner will be selected and notified on Thursday, October 28 with instructions for receipt.
DON’T BREATHE 2 was released on Digital on 10/12 and is available on 4K Ultra HD, BLU-RAY™ and DVD 10/26.
Good luck! Thomasena