Don’t Breathe 2 is one of the sequels that don’t just rehash the original. It makes a new story from where the first one ended. I watched the first film because of the recommendation of Pro-Wrestler Chris Jericho on his podcast. He said this is like pro-wrestling. There is a double turn because the more sympathetic person ends up being the antagonist.
In the first Film the Blind Man, Norman Nordstrom (Stephen Lang) is a Twist Villain. We had a trio of delinquents target his house for the home invasion to steal the money from his vault. He is a war veteran and his pension gave him big enough savings. That movie made the audience root for the burglars instead after they discovered he abducted a young woman. That young woman is a drunk driver who accidentally killed his daughter. He abducted her and impregnated her artificially with a turkey baster. He wanted the woman who killed his daughter to give him a new baby. That made the audience root for the delinquents suddenly when Nordstrom is revealed to be twisted. Don’t Breathe 2 will be a change of perspective.
The Burglars underestimated him for being blind, but they didn’t know he is physically strong and his military background made him a killing machine. Now on this sequel, they will pull a Terminator 2. The Blind man finds a new family with a little girl named Phoenix. He now has the family that was taken away from him through her. A new group of intruders will attack his house again. This time he will be the hero of the story. From the predator, he will be the protector. He became the villain in the first film because he was a victim of tragic misfortune. In Don’t Breathe 2, he will be the hero instead. He will use his survival skills to protect his new family from harm.