First Glance: “Don’t Breathe 2”

Sony has dropped the wicked new trailer for their upcoming “Don’t Breathe 2”. It’s a sequel to the surprisingly good 2016 film which was co-produced by Sam Raimi. That film introduced Norman Nordstrom, a blind Gulf War veteran with…shall we say…a dark side. In the first film his Detroit home was invaded by some delinquent thieves leading to some pretty violent results. This time around we get a deeper dive into Norman and (you guessed it) with more violent results.

Stephen Lang reprises his role as Nordstrom, not a hero or even an anti-hero. But as screenwriter Fede Alvarez puts it, Norman is an “anti-villain”. This time around he has taken in a young girl orphaned from a terrible house fire. Their quiet and private life is interrupted by kidnappers who seem to know all about Norman’s dark past. They take the girl forcing the blind “anti-villain” to leave the seclusion of his home to rescue his adopted daughter. Fans of the first film will have tons of questions, most notably how can they make a villainous character like the Norman from the earlier movie somehow sympathetic? I’m anxious to see.

“Don’t Breathe 2” hits theaters August 13th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

12 thoughts on “First Glance: “Don’t Breathe 2”

  1. I saw the trailer for the first one and thought it looked good but too heart-thumping to watch, but when I see this trailer and read your description as “anti-villain” and he’s helping out a teenager who needs protection, it makes me want to watch the first one and then this one. I love that guy in main role. He’s a badass!

  2. Honestly, this looks fucking cool. I’m glad Stephen Lang is given a big time film role as there is nothing more dangerous than a blind man who will kill you.

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