• Andrew Tuck

Don't Breathe

Courtesy: Sony Pictures

The Plot:

Rocky, Alex and Money are three Detroit thieves who get their kicks by breaking into the houses of wealthy people. Money gets word about a blind veteran who won a major cash settlement following the death of his only child. Figuring he's an easy target, the trio invades the man's secluded home in an abandoned neighborhood. Finding themselves trapped inside, the young intruders must fight for their lives after making a shocking discovery about their supposedly helpless victim.

Courtesy: Sony Pictures

The Verdict:

Is Detroit the scariest place in America? Perhaps, or at least that's what they want you to believe in Don't Breathe. From the promotional trailers this movie looks to be one of the scariest movies 2016 has to offer. I mean a blind man who attacks, who would have thought?

As I watched the movie there are so many continuity issues that really bugged me and ultimately put me off the movie. The main one being the lights in the house are turned on when Rocky, Alex and Money break into the house but when the blind man comes downstairs all the lights are off. Another thing that bugged me about the movie is that in the derelict part of Detroit where housing blocks are crumbling, a single abandoned house stands alone and in that house is a blind man who has all the external lights turned on and an orange backlight glow to the house. Why?

The blind man, played by Stephan Lang who reminds me of a blind version of Mick Taylor from Wolf Creek, is a veteran who got a $300,000 cash settlement after the death of his only child. This is the reason Rocky, Alex and Money break into his house. They believe that with the money they will be able to escape Detroit for the sunny beaches of California.

For this movie I won’t spoil the twisted plot story, but I guess it was they only thing they could come up with to make the movie into a feature.

I was disappointed with this movie and was expecting to be thoroughly scared, like the hype around the movie kept telling me. But it could have been me just over analysing the movie.


2 out of 5 Choc Tops


Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto

Directed by:

Fede Alvarez

#2016 #SonyPictures #Thriller #Horror

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