Dog’s Movie House: “Don’t Breathe 2” Brutal Film That Lacks The Suspense Of The First Film!
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at a sequel no one was sure they wanted! The movie’s creatively titled “Don’t Breathe 2” and is the five years in the making follow-up to 2016’s surprise horror hit “Don’t Breathe.” Both feature the uber-talented Stephen Lang as Norman Nordstrom, a blind former Navy Seal who has fighting skills that John Wick would envy and an attitude that would give Freddy Krueger nightmares. Here’s the thing folks: the first film establishes Nordstrom as a truly reprehensible villain who barely qualifies as a human being, which is great given the nature of the first film in which the home invasion trope is flipped on its head. This second outing tries to establish Nordstrom as a more sympathetic figure which becomes more and more problematic as the film continues, resulting in a technically proficient yet dramtically bankrupt film.