Reviews: Dont Breathe

Better than most horror movies, but that\'s a low bar

So, good points: This movie doesn't rely on supernatural inexplicable bullcrap. Just an old blind ex-special-forces guy who keeps his house very secure while some teens try to rob him. The horror and tension is real, they are legitimately trapped in a place with a guy who can, and wants to, kill them. There are no unexpected/meaningless jump scares - yes, there are surprise moments, but not random things popping up for no reason. It's a man who knows his way around his own house; you'd expect him to set ambushes.


With that said, you still have to turn your brain off to enjoy this. Plot holes abound. Horror cliches everywhere. Why would this old guy keep everything in cash instead of putting his money in a bank? Who knows. Why keep talking when the old blind guy is shooting at you? Who knows. Ugh.

There's some other inconsistencies and plot holes as well throughout the film. If you want to enjoy it, you'll just have to keep yourself braindead enough to not notice or think about them.