Screen Gems/Stage 6/Ghost House/Good Universe (Fede Alvarez,
Sam Raimi & Robert Tapert)
USA 🇺🇸 2016
W: Fede Alvarez & Rodo Sayagues
DP: Pedro Luque
Ed: Eric L. Beason, Louise Ford & Gardner
Mus: Roque Banos
Stephen Lang (Norman Nordstrom, "The Blind Man"), Jane Levy
(Rocky), Dylan Minnette (Alex), Daniel Zovatto (Money), Franciska Törôcsik (Cindy Roberts)
Wait Until Dark (qv) for the 21st century, following a trio of
teenage thieves who break into homes to fund their plans to travel to California.
Rocky (Jane Levy) is the main protagonist of the three, and
along with her douchebag boyfriend, Money, and her besotted friend, Alex, they plan robberies based on the database which Alex's dad has in his security company, so they can use copies of keys
and utilise knowledge of the alarm systems.
They plan for their last job to be in the house of a blind
man, whose cash horde is believed to be $300,000.
Of course, the blind loner is far less helpless than the
robbers assume and the deadly game of cat-and-mouse begins, only for it to emerge that the blind man is more morally reprehensible than a gang of lowlife thieves, even if the girl of the group
comes from a broken home in a pathetic attempt for the audience to feel sympathy for her plight.
There isn't any good guy here, and it's one of them films
where you couldn't care less who comes out alive at the end of it.
There's a good concept here, but it really is ruined by the
fact that all the characters are poorly written.
Don't Bother. Watch Wait Until Dark or A Quiet Place