A Trio of thieves invade the home of a wealthy blind man thinking it would be an easy job, but they were wrong. Don’t Breathe is directed by Fede Alvarez who also directed the Evil Dead remake in 2013, starring Jane Levy as Rocky, Dylan Minnette as Alex, Daniel Zovatto as Money, and Stephen Lang as The Blind Man. With such a unique premise, this brings a refreshing take on the horror genre of which been falling behind with the clichés that have been overdone. Stephen Lang does a wonderful job portraying a blind man who may seem fragile, but when his home is invaded, he becomes the most terrifying person to deal with, he will make you think twice about messing with him. Dylan Minnette and Jane Levy are well cast for the part as they show real fear enough that you want to root for their survival. Don’t Breathe is one of the best films of the summer and it’s worth the admission.
There is nothing quite like finding a film that you love, that resonates with you, and that even feels like it was made for you. Well, what if I told you that it probably was made for you- or at the very least- people like you. Take Steven Spielberg’s E.T. for example. Though the film appealed to many, it was especially popular among those whose parents separated or divorced. Spielberg explained recently that the film was inspired by his own parents divorce, stating that he “had been working on an actual literal script about [his] parents’ separation and divorce,” and that he transformed it “into a story about children and a family….” Understanding why a film is made can help people to better understand why a film may or may not appeal to them. Through film analysis, people can deepen their understanding of the movies they watch, and in turn themselves. Film analysis improves individuals’ knowledge of psychology, and their own self-awareness.