Wednesday 28 June 2017

Aaron’s Spoiler-Free review of DON’T BREATHE

Home invasion is something that can very rarely go perfectly, particularly in the movies! But man, oh man, does it go wrong in this one!

Three young adults hear of a blind man who has a small fortune in his home, enough in fact that this could be their “one last score” (I know, but stay with me), meaning they can all move away and start a better life! And hey, the guy is blind! How hard can it be?!

As hard as Stephen Lang! That’s how hard! And as far as I can tell, he’s not even Asian!

Little do these teenagers know that the blind man is a fucking badass with nothing to lose but his mind when he finds out motherfuckers have broken in to nick his fortune, which I guess is something else he has to lose! Among other things…

Anyway, I’m getting off track here!

Don’t Breathe is somewhat of a breath of fresh air (get it?) in this particular genre, which not only supplies a good cast, but also a very strong storyline that isn’t just summed up by a two-line synopsis like most films of this particular field, or anything that has come out in the past couple of years within the horror genre or its subsidiaries.

There is enough going on here within these couple of hours to keep you guessing, but not in a sense where you are left wondering or wanting, as there is a fully stocked arsenal of surprises and even shocks that make you wonder just what the hell you’ve gotten yourself into, when you were expecting nothing more than a home invasion movie gone wrong!

There are, of course, a few eye-rolling moments which is a shame, as it has pretty decent legs for a film that should be strong enough to hold its own, but not so much that it takes away from the film or spoils it at all. However, they really could have done without a few moments in the film, particularly the part near the beginning of the movie where we take a peek into our leading lady’s home life and find a plot device that we have seen waaaaaaaaaay too many times before that doesn’t leave you feeling sorry for her, because it’s nothing we aren’t used to.

Aaron's Spoiler-Free Verdict: Don’t Breathe is a powerhouse that has solid foundations and will stay standing for years to come. - 7/10

Aaron James Waters is a best-selling Pulp Fiction writer who has written more books than he's actually read.

He's also the rotten apple of the group who thinks this whole Star Wars thing needs to hurry up and die already.

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