I didnt like it at all. Here is a short insight of the film and what you're going to expect. So the main cast consists of Stephen Lang, Jane Levy and Dylan Minnette, and each of them nailed their role. Since we're discussing the insights on individual characters of the story, it would be the perfect time to point out one of the drawbacks to this film. Other than that, Don't Breathe is best viewed going in knowing as little as possible.
But his performance in this film was much more nuanced. Even though he played a blind guy, he still made his character seem anything but helpless, on the contrary, his character was more menacing than any ghost, monster or murderer from your average horror movie. With this money, Money and Rocky, along with her sister, plan to move away to California in hope for a better life. A young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after getting involved in a sexual encounter. However, it is Stephen Lang who is the film's shining beacon. After Evil Dead's well-made remake, a lot of us felt that Fede Alvarezwas a director to watch.
It doesn't spend too much time in developing its characters. Even though Alvarez shed a good amount of light on Rocky, and the blind man Lang later on, he didn't give enough insight on Alex and Money and that's to the film's disadvantage since the audience was not able to fully understand the character traits that define that specific role. And that's ignoring the question of how a blind man kidnapped and imprisoned a healthy adult woman in his basement, why the kids didn't just go straight out the front door or through a window, or why they didn't hit, trip or trick the blind pensioner. The dog would have awakened the man and put him on guard. Don't Breathe was a solid effort and a great addition to the homeinvasion genre with a little twist.
Don't Breathe is directed by Fede Alvarez, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Rodo Sayagues. Both the sides in the conflict are not worth unconditional sympathy. The cast, while small, is great too, including Jane Levy, who can pretty much be titled this generation's scream queen after this and Evil Dead. A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. Fede Alvarez does it again. What if Kitty's mythic story is an urban myth? How does the kid gain access? You could see that he was a much more complex character. I admire his knack to generate tension.
The story, however, has too many flaws. As the antagonist, Lang is instantly memorable and frightening, an intimidating force that permeates throughout the film even in scenes without his presence. The reason many horror films always feel incomplete is because they don't have a solid background story to build up to an intense climax; rather they're just a continuity of techniques to give a sense of fear to the audience. Only thing, the old man is more adept than they realize. Give this film all the money you can. What makes a thriller good? The story starts off with the audience getting to know the three protagonists of the film: Rocky Levy , her boy friend Money Daniel Zovatto , and wanna-be boyfriend, Alex Dylan Minnette. But what made it very easy for me to suspend disbelief and go along with the ride was Fede Alvarez's direction.
Nothing says head of a home security company like hiding a key in a lamp! Once the three burglars are inside the house, there won't be a moment that you'll feel at ease. Fede Alvarez just gave Green Room a run for its money with Don't Breathe, an incredibly intense film and glorious exercise in suspense. The low-level criminals underestimated the blind veteran and that resulted in a not very fruitful situation for Rocky, Alex, and Money. Stephen Lang however outshines everyone in this movie as the old blind man. Set your expectations appropriately, and remember to avoid watching the trailer. A young punk rock band find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a horrific act of violence. Stephen Lang has to be admired for his performance.
And I can say, without a shadow of a doubt, that this film delivers just that. Do not underestimate a war vet. However the moral complexity takes a back seat after a significant plot twist towards the end of the story. When her little brother, Martin, experiences the same events that once tested her sanity, Rebecca works to unlock the truth behind the terror, which brings her face to face with an entity that has an attachment to their mother, Sophie. Its hard to find a good horror.
The blind man, played superbly by Stephen Lang, livesalone with his ferocious looking, big , black dog in a shabbyneighborhood house in Michigan. Don't Breathe is a technical achievement, the rare studio film that actually pushes what film can do as a medium. The dread in her eyes, the anguish, as well as the determination to do what she had to do in the film, all were portrayed so well through physical acting and body language, and the same could be said for Dylan Minette's performance. The youngsters are low time criminals and the blind man is not someone worth sympathy either once certain details about his life and mental condition get revealed. Overall, I can confidently say, this is the best film I've experienced in the cinema, this year. But is he that helpless? Like the masters before him, Don't Breathe is purely cinematic, relying less on dialogue and more on visual storytelling and sound to drive the film.