Don’t Breathe (2016) is a movie thriller which grossed $157.8 million during its run. With a budget of only $9.9 million, this 88-minute film is certain to have a sequel. Scheduled to premiere in Indonesia on October 15, 2022, Don’t Breathe 2 ready to hit the big screen again with scenes blood and gore which has become his trademark.
With a budget of $ 15 million, the film made Rodo Sayagues (Evil Dead) this makes the veteran rapist Norman Nordstrom as the main character like Terminator which changed from villain Becomes hero in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Will the sequel to Don’t Breathe succeed in repeating the same success?
Tale of Redemption
Set several years after the events of the first film, Norman (Stephen Lang) now lives alone with a daughter named Phoenix (Madelyn Grace). As if knowing the threat in the future, Norman trains Phoenix to be able to survive and fight back if something bad happens.
Sure enough, it wasn’t long after Phoenix came home from his sightseeing with Hernandez (Stephanie Arcila), a group of monstrous people led by Raylan (Brendan Sexton III) breaks into Norman’s house and a deadly hide-and-seek begins.
Applying all the knowledge he knows to survive, Phoenix at first managed to trick the mob. But he ended up trapped and is now in a state between life and death. As a father figure, Norman of course did not stay silent and began to launch his actions to save Phoenix. Did it work, Norman?
B Movie To The Bone
Screenwriter Rodo Sayagues and Fede lvarez who also directed his first film again maximizing trope a class B film that presents an absurd background story by highlighting the common thread between Phoenix and Raylan that will surely make the audience shake their heads. However, the audience does not seem to mind and will follow the flow according to the theme offered.
For almost 90 minutes, audiences who expected the same suspense as the first film had to keep expectations. Yes, this second film is arguably not too thrilling and has pace which is slower. There are no more seconds where the audience holds their breath as if a similar horror will happen to us.
Perhaps the director Rodo Sayagues has not been able to create a tense atmosphere like Fede lvarez. However, there is one scene where he deserves thumbs up, namely one single-shot sequence as Phoenix ran, crawled and rolled from the bedroom to the stairs and living room to avoid his pursuers.
Not to mention the scenes blood and gore served is also quite satisfactory. Of course, the number of these scenes is arguably much less than the previous film. It’s a shame indeed, but the audience can still enjoy the beauty shot for the sake of shot cinematographer’s work Pedro Luque straightforward. From silhouettes to color selection for key locations that support scene by scene happening in shot the.
One thing that is quite entertaining is the presence of two talented dogs in Don’t Breathe 2. The audience will be invited to love and care for the fate of two four-legged anabuls who have an important role in the plot movement and development of Norman’s characterization.
Don’t Breathe 2 may not be as sharp as the first film, but for you movie lovers thriller Spiced with blood and violence, maybe the last 30 minutes of this film will entertain you. Don’t Breathe 2 airs in Indonesia starting on Friday 15 October 2022.