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Don't Breathe (film review) *contains spoilers*

Film: Don't Breathe
Year: 2016
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Directed By: Fede Alvarez
Starring: Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette
About: Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves break into the house of a blind man who isn't as helpless as he seems.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76yBTNDB6vU

My Review:
Having heard a lot of mixed reviews about this movie so had to give it a watch and make my own views on it.

The film is about three people who decide to rob a man who was known as being rich however he is blind. Thinking that he would be an easy target. However, the man is ex-army and is doing his own terrible deeds and locks the people in his house and tries to kill them.

I loved that this horror had the villain as a blind guy which made this very different from other home invasion movies. Also with the man's home who they broke into being from the army and traps them in and takes their lives into their hands it was a good outlook, showing that you shouldn't just assume that because someone has a disability that they are not capable. I also liked how the beginning was shown as a woman being grabbed and dragged down the road and why this was relevant to the movie and how the man was not so innocent himself and was willing to lock up a girl and inseminate her to make up for the child in which she had killed. When the people who were in his house do find her and rescue her I love how the man gets angry and decides the girl who was with the two guys was going to give him a child as they killed the woman who killed his daughter and continued on his plan which was to give himself another child for the one that was taken away from him. Having the rottweiler as well made this a little more scary to myself as I always kept wondering what the dog was going to do and liked how the dog was able to catch the invaders when they did manage to escape the house. Finally, I liked how at the end the man was still alive and could be doing this to another woman or trying to find the girl who got away, which made this ending a little creepy.


I do wish they showed more gore as it seemed that when the character's died or got injured they didn't bleed and made it very unrealistic in my views which did make me not as into the film as it would have otherwise. Also that the film had more scare factor even if jump scares as it didn't come across as scary to myself for a horror movie and house invasion movie, having made it seem like nothing was really a surprise for the watcher and everything that happened was already expected. The acting through the movie although the old man had a great presence within his acting didn't seem as animated as it should and came across as the actors were not really into the movie in which they were filming which did make me rank this down.

Overall, this is a movie I would watch again and one that I liked the idea of and the thriller aspect of the movie. I would recommend this movie to those who like home invasion movies and want one with a bit of a twist and people who are looking for a horror movie without much gore and without jump scares.

My Rating: 3/5 

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