DISCOVER THE EXPLANATION OF THE END OF DON’T BREATHE 2! EXPLANATION OF THE POST-GENERIC SCENE!
Don’t Breathe 2 was released in theaters on August 25th! Continue reading to find out how the conclusion was explained! Don’t Breathe of 2016 was a breath of fresh air. A clever, curvy, lean, and mean horror film that took the villains and the hero of the first act and slowly changed their places in the hearts, minds, and sympathies of its audience.
Now Don’t Breathe 2 is here, “The Blind Man” is back, and is he the hero? Veteran actor Stephen Lang was a beast in the first film. A blind and miserable old veteran living alone, mourning the death of his daughter in a car crash, when three thieves break into his home in an abandoned Detroit neighborhood, urging him to hold on – and protect the demented secret behind him in his cellar.
The blind man in the original Don’t Breathe is not as innocent or defenseless as he appears at the end of the film. He had not only killed and wounded the thieves, but they had also discovered that he had imprisoned the acquitted lady who had murdered her daughter in her home’s basement, forcing her to carry her kid to term. He sought to bind and impregnate Rocky, the thief and eventually the lone survivor of the conflict after she was slain.
Rocky had a happy ending in the first film, but the conclusion of Don’t Breathe 2 is considerably more problematic. If you’re not afraid of spoilers, read on for an explanation of the ending of Don’t Breathe 2.
IS THE BLIND MAN DEAD?
The biggest question Don’t Breathe 2 asks viewers is the fate of the blind. Surprisingly, viewers will be able to come to two different conclusions depending on the length of their viewing. The ending of Don’t Breathe 2 makes it clear that Norman is dead, but the post-credits scene of Don’t Breathe 2 shows otherwise.
After being beaten up by Raylan and his henchmen, the film ends with Norman lying lifeless in the gang’s headquarters after apparently having died in Phoenix’s arms. He has a huge stab in the side that spurts blood, but it turns out the blind man is alive.
In the Don’t Breathe 2 post-credits scene, the dog Norman befriended is seen returning to the gang’s headquarters, where he begins to lick Norman’s hand, then quietly lies down next to him. At this point, his fingers begin to tremble before the film turns black one last time. That’s all the movie needs to show that the blind man is alive. If Don’t Breathe 3 happens, Norman’s fate will be reversed, allowing the brand to bring him back. To learn all about the release of a sequel, read this.
EXPLANATION OF THE END OF DON’T BREATHE 2
Don’t Breathe 2’s ending and post-credits scene leaves the door wide open for a sequel but under very different circumstances. Phoenix believes the blind man is dead but clearly considers him to be his real father. When the police find the many dead bodies in Raylan’s headquarters, she may discover that Norman has managed to survive.
It might lead to her trying to find him, but he said in the final that she had to stay clear. That probably wouldn’t stop Phoenix from trying to find him to at least confirm he’s still alive. But Phoenix’s search for the blind might just be part of the story of Don’t Breathe 3.
With the hint that the blind man is still alive, a more mature version of Jane Levy’s Rocky might learn of the incident. If she discovers Norman has kidnapped another girl, she may decide to return to Detroit and battle the blind guy once more.
What would be interesting in this scenario is how Phoenix intervenes. Rocky might want to take Phoenix away from Norman and show him what a monster he really is. Phoenix, on the other hand, had only ever seen the Blind from a different perspective and was unable to collaborate with him in order to defeat Rocky. While neither Phoenix nor Rocky is present in Don’t Breathe 3, the fact that The Blind is alive gives the directors the chance to have him encountered by another group of unsuspecting criminals.
In its own way, the ending of Don’t Breathe 2 is about family, finding a home outside of where you were born, and even forgiveness. The entire film is built around the two very different father figures of Phoenix. As they fight for his affection, Phoenix also plans to take a completely different direction to start his life over again.
In the end, that’s what she chooses to do, but she keeps some of her past with Norman by deliberately choosing the name she gave him. After spending the past eight years with the blind man and watching him save her from death, Phoenix realizes that her life with Norman was better than she would have had elsewhere.