It makes you feel what the characters are feeling; their dread, their helplessness; and that is a testament to how great a director, Fede is. Now if you're a huge fan of her, like me, you've probably seen Evil Dead and all three seasons of Suburgatory, and you already know that she's a very diverse actress. Alvarez and his team give a remarkable visual representation of the story just by the exquisite sense of geography throughout the film, keeping in mind almost the whole film is a one- setting implementation thriller. 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. Do not underestimate a war vet. Only thing, the old man is more adept than they realize. Besides one or two cheap jump scares, the movie succeeded at maintaining a lingering suspense throughout the entire movie.
Nothing says head of a home security company like hiding a key in a lamp! After the film kicks off, thereis really no stopping. Synopsis Rocky, a young woman wanting to start a better life for her and her sister, agrees to take part in the robbery of a house owned by a wealthy blind man with her boyfriend Money and their friend Alex. Let's break it down, shall we? Description Rocky, a young woman wanting to start a better life for her and her sister, agrees to take part in the robbery of a house owned by a wealthy blind man with her boyfriend Money and their friend Alex. 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. The movie does a poorer job however with Daniel Zovatto's character, he's the typical character every horror movie has: the asshole that talks too much and doesn't care about anything or anyone. You could see that he was a much more complex character. I admire his knack to generate tension.
The dog's behaviour is very strange. Without giving any spoilers, I just want to say the director shouldhave learnt a bit more about blind people before just making one up. 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. With a little more work on those issues, this could have been a real classic. It doesn't spend too much time in developing its characters. He showed vulnerability, sadness, anger, depression and hopelessness, all through facial expressions, as his role did not require extensive dialogue.
Don't worry though - the desk drawer is locked! As mentioned before, the integrity of the audience is at question throughout the film since you wouldn't opt for teenagers to rob a helpless blind old man. I really don't understand where all the good reviews come from. Twists and turns in a story are great but not if there are too many, and not if these twist and turns are the ones you might expect from a horror movie. The story, however, has too many flaws. And of course it isn't.
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. He's simply a man trying to protect his house from burglars. Excellent title for movie directed by Fede Alvarez. Well, luckily the head of said security company leaves all the keys, access codes and addresses of his clients in the desk drawer of his unlocked office. The Giallo inspired visual texture that he uses with the red and green neon lights not just makes the film look vibrant, but also serves a thematic purpose. Getting back to the gist of the film, the three teenagers are sick of quickie robberies so they hope for a better job that could possibly change their future and to their luck, Money uncovered an easy gig, which is to steal a good amount of money that sits in a safe in a blind veteran's house.
How could any man survive multiple brutal attacks, including several swinging sledge hammer blows to the head? Rocky, a young woman wanting to start a better life for her and her sister, agrees to take part in the robbery of a house owned by a wealthy blind man with her boyfriend Money and their friend Alex. How does the kid gain access? He brings a very raw, masculine physicality to his demeanour that truly makes him terrifying at times. 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. Don't Breathe is a technical achievement, the rare studio film that actually pushes what film can do as a medium. Overall , a very good scarymovie. The blind man , a war veteran,came into lot of money after his daughter's death in a car accident.
Stephen Lang however outshines everyone in this movie as the old blind man. Alvarez made a lot of smart decisions in the making of this film and one of these decisions was choosing the right cast. Inspirations are drawn from the best - Hitchcock, Fincher, and Wait Until Dark are a few - but Alvarez provides his own unique vision that truly makes the film his own. I am not a dog lover and the dog in themovie did a good , ferocious, vicious animal role part very well. But what made it very easy for me to suspend disbelief and go along with the ride was Fede Alvarez's direction.
And I can say, without a shadow of a doubt, that this film delivers just that. It has a great premise and is very suspenseful but becomes a bit too predictable over time. After Evil Dead's well-made remake, a lot of us felt that Fede Alvarezwas a director to watch. The score of the film elevates each scene and as the film progresses, the movie raises the bar and ups the ante with each passing moment. The icing on the cake has to be the various plot twists here and there, which keep you wondering what would happen next and of course have you hold your breath. So the main cast consists of Stephen Lang, Jane Levy and Dylan Minnette, and each of them nailed their role.
. 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. After watching preview, this movie was on my must see list. This theme resonates both in a literal sense with the kids being imprisoned in the house that they had planned to rob in the first place, as well as on a broader symbolic level because it is made clear that these youngsters aspire to break out of the 'prison' of life in a financially ailing Detroit and head for California. Both young actors are put through hell, and their physical performances sell their tumultuous ordeal convincingly.