Don’t Breathe Didn’t Take My Breath Away

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I entered Don’t Breathe with mixed expectations.  On the one hand, one website called it one of the scariest movies in two decades.  But, it seems, every horror movie can find a website or critic to make a similar claim about it lately.   In fact, I feel as if I’ve naively prepared myself up for a mind-blowing classic over and over again, only to be let down by some critic’s one-sentence profession of adoration.  And the premise of Don’t Breathe, while certainly original, appeared to have the makings of a thriller more than a horror movie.  As it turns out, many of my preconceived notions were correct.  Don’t Breathe does, for most of the movie, remind one an awfully lot of a thriller, and it’s only scary insofar as you can refrain from shaking your head too vehemently at the main characters, who, it might be argued, are asking for what they get.  My thoughts?  It is what it is.  The premise was inherently hard to execute successfully, and I was never truly scared while I was watching it.  I consider it important to see every horror film that comes out in theaters (since I consider horror blogging my non-professional profession) but if you’re not so adamant, you might be able to skip this one without missing out on anything substantial. Continue reading “Don’t Breathe Didn’t Take My Breath Away”

Don’t Breathe Didn’t Take My Breath Away