Reviews for Don't Breathe 2 ( ) 1080p

IMDB: 6.3 / 10

Short and crisp. EDGE of the seat thriller!!!

This movie is not exactly a continuation of the last one and can be watched irrespective of one has watched the prev one or not.

Edge of the seat thriller, nail biting sequences, beautifully shot , out of the world lighting and sound, very beautifully made. There are few scenes which might be a little strong with violence/bloodshed. Needless to say, superb acting by Stephen Lang and Madelyn Grace. Do not miss this one!!!

actually lives up to the original, if not better!

This movie was a really great sequel, it really stuck true to the tone that the original movie captured. There were a lot of great action sequences, tense moments, shocking twists, and some great acting preformances, even from the little girl. The ending was satisfying and conclusive, and there were even a few scenes in this movie that were callbacks to scenes in the first movie. Had me on the edge of my seat the entire time whilst also making me go "oh snap!" during the action scenes. Very well made sequel, i would defenitely recommend checking this one out if you liked the original, because this one will not disappoint.

Eh

I guess ok to watch once but I didn't like it cause it wasn't like the first one where you're holding your breath with the actors and in more suspense. Oh well.

Style over substance, but nevertheless thrilling!

Stephen Lang returns as the now iconic retired and blind Navy SEAL Norman Nordstrom, all set to unleash more carnage on wrongdoers in Don't Breathe 2. This time around, the hunter has become the hunted as the veteran looks to protect his daughter from a gang of ruthless organ traffickers.

Director Rodo Sayagues does not let the action abate at any point and continuously pivots the characters' motivation and introduces new elements to their backstories to keep us the viewers, guessing, as to who ultimately is on the right.

DOP Pedro Luque elegantly captures the POV of a blind man and uses periods of silence and clever lighting to infuse more tension than even the bone-jarring violence.

Stephen Lang is as his brutal best as the wily soldier who uses his blindness to his advantage, with the director adding cleverer DIY weaponry to his already lethal repertoire.

Brendan Saxton and Fiana O'Shaughessy shine as chilling antagonist, more so as the director peels away the layers of their characters. Special mention must be made of the precocious Madelyn Grace as he defies her tender age to portray the role of Lang's daughter with seasoned perfection.

Don't Breathe 2 doesn't rise to the phenomenal levels of its predecessors, but is good, genuine, violent fun. Recommended!

Not bad for a sequel

What's up with all the terrible reviews. It's Don't Breathe 2 not the follow up to Hereditary. What the hell do people expect these days. You literally can't make a descent horror film without getting slaughtered by couch critics. I didn't think it was that bad. The storyline wasn't the greatest but it worked. It had some brutal kill scenes and the main character was awesome once again. Stephen Lang's performance alone is more then enough reason to check it out. 7 stars.

A Watchable Pointless Sequel

Nothing of the events that happened from the first movie are mentioned

its a bit faster paced than the original but its one of them movies you know whats going to happen before it happens

its not bad and its not good its just a basic one watch only kinda film

has no connection to the aftermath events of the original so they clearly are just cashing in on the success of the original this time around.

One of the most Underrated one

Though it is different from the first one but this also got a much thrill, a great story, and great character.

It is one of the most underrated movie so far. I never expect they could create a good story on this sequel 'cause they set a bar too high from the first one. Nice job!

Oh boy it's bad....

Wow...This movie is bad. The plot is as thin as possible. Blind boy would have died 65 times. You know because he is blind. Blind in his eyes. He isn't the Daredevil with some Superman special vision. They all breathe insecticide fog for many minutes with no coughing.

The first was neat. This is trash. Fine to watch to make fun of it.

nahh...just....naaah.

Uneccessary and not as "okay" as the first one.

This is the category of "who asked for this ?!"unrealistic and ignoring most stuff of part 1.

I wouldnt recommend to watch this. Save your Time.

Now you're gonna see what I saw

Like a Face Book memory that pops up unexpectedly from 5 years ago...you say "I can't believe it's been that long".

But a half a decade has passed since the original "Don't Breathe" hit the big screen and now comes its much anticipated sequel and only whiney people will walk out disappointed.

"Don't Breathe 2" picks up over 8 years after the initial deadly home invasion went horribly wrong for a trio of teenagers taking on a seemingly helpless blind man to steal his cash.

Stephen Lang is back as "Norman Nordstrom" aka "The Blind Man" and living a quiet existence on the outskirts of another desolate US City ravaged by the 2008 Stockmarket Crash etc.

However his quiet ordered lifestyle is about to be disrupted by a group of War Veterans with more skills than his last adversaries trying to kidnap his little girl...who's been trained by the Master himself.

All of this forces him to leave his Safe House and hunt them down in a really cool desolate Hotel.

Madelyn Grace from Grey's Anatomy is the tiny actress playing "Phoenix".

Director Fede Alvarez has stepped aside to let his mate from the first film 2013 "Evil Dead" Writer Rodo Sayagues take the reins.

Rodo also helped Write and Produce the original "Don't Breathe" with Fede.

A special mention to Adam Young as "Jim Bob" one of movies new villainous faces.

This version of the famous Horror, Thriller has amped up the graphic violence.

It's "Don't Breathe" on steroids.

Despite everything we know about the flawed Blind Man's back story and his penchant for Turkey Basters he comes across as the victim and an action hero...not bad for a 68 year old actor who's fitter than most 28 year olds.

You find yourself unwillingly cheering him on and as the Americans say "rooting for him".

You'll be asking yourself is he a psycho killer or the tonic the world needs in a universe where people can invade your home with little penalties from the Law while you have to justify defending yourself, your family and your property from these cowardly thieves and thugs.

Don't leave until the credits end for a handy Easter Egg even though its only Fathers Day next month.

Don't Breathe 2

It starts off tense and slowly loses momentum. But that 6-minute long tracking shot is absolutely marvelous.

1st one is WAY BETTER! :o

I didn't really feel the terror in this movie that I felt in the 1st one. I remember being scrunched up on my sofa with my hand over my mouth, thinking "Girl, DON'T BREATHE, THAT BLIND DUDE WILL HEAR YOU!" HA hahahahaDidn't feel that this time, it was just a whole lotta escalating violence and I didn't know why it was even happening at first. Then I was cheering for the blind dude and the kid and Shadow this time. But it didn't seem to match the ending of the 1st movie????

It's a one and done for me. I've re-watched the 1st movie at least 4 times over the years, and will probably re-watch it again in the future. But this one, NAH!

Quite good.

A worthy sequel to the first one. Good script, decently directed, with violent, gory fighting scenes. Acting is good too, including the little girl and two dogs. It's not an Oscars contender of course, but for what it's trying to be it's really satisfactory.

Great movie

Organic blending of horror, thriller, and action genres. Very creative filmmaking. High on gore, which was done well. Shocking at parts. Definitely recommended.

Just doesn't have the same charm as the first

I honestly have no clue where to even begin with this movie but I'll start with talking about the story and pacing. The story and pacing just didn't match up at all and just didn't mesh properly. This movie is split up between two acts and I didn't care very much for either because despite this movie being ten minutes longer than the first one it felt like it was thirty minutes long...in total. That's how fast this movie goes and it just doesn't give enough time to get in-depth with anything in this movie. Everything had to be bullet-pointed and just shoved in wherever it could be. This movie easily had the potential to be good and you can see with the first half what they were trying to do and then the second half happened. The best way to describe it is they had one writer for the first part and then changed writers for the last bit. If you've seen the trailer, you know that they have the old blind man exit his house and honestly that's where the movie fails. The first movie has great tension with it just being in his house that you got that sense of claustrophobia but here not so much. The acting in this movie also really wasn't that great and I couldn't really connect to any of the characters. In the end, Don't Breathe 2 could've been at least a passable movie but it just flops. It doesn't have the same charm as the first movie.

Once again- Edge of the seat fun ride

This film is unbelievably non stop edge of the seat horror thriller. You hardly get some time to relax, Its not great as Part 1 but a fast paced bloody action film which keeps you at the edge of the seat most of the time. Storywise could have been better in the 2nd act but overall it ends well. Definitely recommended. 7/10.

A less developed and impactful sequel than its predecessor

Five years ago, "Don't Breathe" came out, and I saw it in theaters at the time. I'm not a big fan of horror, but can appreciate quality films in the genre. I was genuinely surprised at how good it was. Despite having a few outlandish and gross moments, it was an incredibly lean, mean, and taut genre filmmaking exercise stuffed to the brim with gripping suspense and originality. It was able to turn the tables on all the genre tropes of the "home invasion" movie in very clever ways, and used thoughtful character development to help tell its story. When I heard a sequel was being made, I was cautiously optimistic, although I was a bit concerned after seeing the first trailer that they were trying to make someone as morally repugnant as the Blind Man into some sort of a hero. This sequel isn't terrible by any means, and still has some good sequences of white-knuckle tension. That said, it unfortunately ends up being a largely futile exercise deficient in the substance and originality that the first movie comparatively relished in.

This sequel is set after the first movie, and the Blind Man is now raising a young girl named Phoenix. A gang of kidnappers looking for the girl show up at his new, off-the-beaten-path house one night, and suffice it to say all hell breaks loose. I am not at liberty to say what happens after that, or what the motivations of the kidnappers might be. The "home invasion" sequence involving the kidnappers lasts for almost a third of the film's runtime. It's pretty suspenseful and gripping, and has great sound design, but it shows nowhere near the level of creative prowess as the home invasion in the first movie. This is because the Blind Man's house in the first film was almost like a character in and of itself; the design of the house was meticulously intertwined with almost every set-up between the him and the robbers. The level of creativity this time around pales in comparison, although viewers just looking for the Blind Man to brutally go berserk will certainly get their fill of that. Stephen Lang does a great job playing the Blind Man, and the child actress playing Phoenix gives a strong performance as well. The plot gradually becomes more incoherent and messy, and lacks the tightness and cohesion of the first film. One of the major flaws of "Don't Breathe 2" in comparison with the first installment is its near-total lack of character development. The film makes little effort to develop its characters in creative ways, unlike the first film. In the first film, viewers were aware from very early on the distinct personalities of the three main robbers, and the Blind Man was much better developed. This time around, viewers learn shockingly little more about him than they did in the first film--which, in my book, shows that the screenplay here failed to fully do its job. The film attempts to make some commentary about the ethical paradox of trying to get viewers to (partially) sympathize with the Blind Man despite his brutality and misogyny, but ends up trying to do so in a very muted way that ends up narratively shooting itself in the foot.

Despite some brutally effective sequences of tension, this sequel feels like a letdown compared to the first film. If there is a "Don't Breathe 3," they need to bring back Jane Levy's character and make a substantial emphasis on creative character development in the screenplay. 5/10.

Gripping from start to finish

Well, well done writers, director and entire cast. One of the best movies post COVID-19. Thank you!

An entertaining (but unnecessary) sequel

I love the first film, it was a huge surprise but I always thought this sequel was unnecessary and after I watched it I felt I was right.

Don't Breathe 2 is enjoyable, interesting, has a couple of nice twists but didn't surprise me. There's a lack of tension because the "old man" looks to be immortal and everytime he's in danger, we know he's going to survive.

I can divide it in two parts: even being enjoyable, the first half is quite predictable, but the second half is a thrilling and unexpected trip.

I mean, this sequel isn't bad but also hasn't the ingredients that made Don't Breathe (2016) a surprisingly and intense film.

A superior sequel!

Back in 2016, "Don't Breathe" was a good movie but I felt something was missing, now "Don't Breathe 2" is a very good sequel, slightly superior to its predecessor. The performances are very good, especially that of Stephen Lang who repeats his previous role, the cinematography is great, full of chiaroscuro, the makeup effects are well achieved and the script has good twists of the screw. A good home invasion subgenre movie.