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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Piece Of Shit Or Not?- Don't Breathe


Joe's Take-
A ghetto girl with a little sister, wants to leave her ghetto parents and ghetto life behind. To do this, she must hook up with her ghetto boyfriend and a weakling boy who has a crush on her, to rob an old blind man for whatever riches he may have in his home. Once inside, the boyfriend is quickly dispatched by the old man and a game of cat & mouse begins. The two silently creep through the boarded up labyrinth and discover that they aren't the only prisoners there. Don't whisper. Don't move. Don't BREATHE!!! Welcome to a new era of survival terror.

My Prediction- Normally I would say that I've seen this film dozens of times before over the decades (The People Under the Stairs quickly comes to mind). But I must say that there's something unique about seeing Stephen Lang (Avatar) stalking these people in the dark. Also this is produced by Sam Raimi (Evil Dead Trilogy) and directed by Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead 2013). That right there tells me that this film has some good filmmakers putting their names on it in good faith. Based on its credentials and an interesting trailer, I must say that Don't Breathe will not be a Piece Of Shit. But someone might step on some in the dark.

Mike's Take -
I'm not big on "horror porn" or Eli Roth style blood and guts horror. Having seen Evil Dead (2013), directed by Fede Alvarez, which wasn't a "reboot" of the series and a continuation, set in a different universe, if you want to call it that, Fede did an amazing job of staying away from the lame cliche's that infect all of the newer stuff, like cats jumping out of nowhere, ghosts or possession of people that are meant to shock you when the "bad guy" jumps out of the shadows and what not. I am not looking forward to this movie as it seems to have a lot of those types of moments in this movie. Based in a house, with a blind guy that isn't that disabled, three kids, driven to steal to change their environment go after the big score - whoopee.
What it does have going for it, is the fact that it's a Sam Raimi produced film, with Fede directing. It worked before and it should work again.
Not a piece of shit.

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