VVNG- Answer: A group of baddies is holding innocent individuals captive and it’s up to a shoe-less hero to save them. What is Die Hard? Nope! I am talking about Breaking In, a flick about a hardcore momma named Shaun who has to go up against four bad guys who show up to a house, where she is staying with her family, and take her kids hostage while trying to crack a safe containing tons of cash. This gives Shaun no other option than to go into full mama bear mode in order to get her cubs back. Sadly, there are not enough bad guys that she can unleash her wrath on, but whenever an unfortunate fool goes up against her, she is able to realistically and resourcefully take him down with as much mother-effin fierceness as I imagine any mother would use if they took her babies away.
I give Breaking In, the “Checky™ Sticker of Tolerance!” The plot is thin, the action keeps taking a break, and the runtime is a bit too long. However, the characters are all likable, there are moments of really good suspense, and Gabrielle Union does a fantastic job playing a badass mommy who you will cheer for as she tries to get her kiddos back. Oh, and there is this crazy latino guy that comes out in the movie who is as scary as he is unintentionally hilarious… so, you know, you have that to look forward to as well.
This flick could have definitely been way better if there were more bad guys to take out, and you can definitely wait until it comes out on home video. However, if you decide to check it out in theaters, there are still plenty of jump-scares and confrontations to keep you entertained and rooting for the character representing and showing what any of our wonderful mommies would do if they were ever in a situation like this one.
What did you think of Breaking In? Do you agree or disagree with me? Which flick are you checking out this week? Let me know in the comments below. Have a great day at the movies and don’t forget to save me some popcorn.
Official Synopsis: Shaun Russell takes her son and daughter on a weekend getaway to her late father’s secluded, high-tech vacation home in the countryside. The family soon gets an unwelcome surprise when four men break into the house to find hidden money. After managing to escape, Shaun must now figure out a way to turn the tables on the desperate thieves and save her captive children.