DON’T BREATHE 2: The Blind HeroBy RodneyHatfieldJr for Movies
We all can agree that the first Don’t Breathe was a nail-biter. But what really surprised us was the fact the real antagonist was the blind guy who committed some truly heinous crimes and lives in a highly secured home. Fast forward 5 years and we get are getting part 2 but with a twist.
Don’t Breathe 2 is a bit different than the first film. This new installment synopsis is as follows: Hiding out for years in an isolated cabin, Norman Nordstrom has taken in and raised a young girl orphaned from a house fire. Their quiet existence is shattered when a group of kidnappers show up and take the girl, forcing Norman to leave his safe haven to save her.
Instead of the grief-stricken insane kidnapper rapist(artificially), Nordstrom becomes at the very least an anti-hero in saving his new adopted daughter. And the backlash has begun. The internet is buzzing with outrage(big surprise lol) over them taking an evil character and giving them empathy. Wonder where these people were when other movies did this? How about when Dracula turns hero. He is far and beyond eviler than Nordstrom. I can name a dozen villains who have become heroes. I thought conversions from evil to good were a positive staple in humanities literature.
Are people jumping to conclusions on this? In my opinion yes. Just because he is saving his daughter from bad people doesn't make him a hero. He is clearly a psychopath, sounds like now he just has a righteous reason to be one. Bad people accidentally do good things all the time. They're still bad people.
In closing, I think if this movie has half the things going for it as the first film (which it seems so), then it should be an enjoyable watch. Plus I love Stephen Lang, so cheering for him will be satisfying. Don’t Breathe 2 is set for Aug 13 release.Share this article on: