I know you secretly laughed on that last one. But jokes apart, I open the mail and find out that I was way off track with my guesses. Don’t Breathe is the story of a trio of thieves who plan to rob a blind old rich guy, thinking this robbery will be their ticket to escape from their current lives; only to discover the blind guy is a veteran with heightened senses, who kicks ass!
Some of you are already wondering what’s with the frivolous start of this article, but I’m only trying to reflect upon my experience. Although the movie proves to be fun and captivating, there is a common mistake that one can make (like I did), to reason. A hundred questions pop in my head as I try to reason the events taking place. And slowly my mind becomes a pendulum swinging from ‘whoa! Awesome!’ to ‘no way that just happened!’ and back. The movie easily slips from being scary to unexpectedly stupid. For the sake of comparison, The Blind Man, played by Stephen Lang (Avatar), is almost as skilled as Marvel’s Daredevil (Slight Exaggeration).
But hold on! This is not the verdict. The movie surprisingly has more in store. Don’t Breathe holds a twist that is guaranteed to throw you off your seat. To avoid spoilers, I won’t talk much about it, but all I can say is that it changes the course of the movie and is something that you are truly not expecting. It is also a point where the movie’s tone changes to weird and gross.
Yes, I agree, that I all I have done is to create mystery around the movie. And I stand with the decision to do so. Please avoid watching the trailers (if you haven’t already) and watch this movie knowing that you are going to experience something different and new. And if you are able to resist the urge to question everything you see, you will walk out of the movie feeling content.