Breaking In – “The popcorn was great”

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.

Review

Michelle (Guest) – After watching the trailer and being a huge Gabrielle Union fan, I was looking forward to the release of breaking in for months. The trailer had alluded to a movie about a mom who would do anything to protect her kids from burglars, set around an advanced home security system.

That’s exactly what it turned out to be… the kids are taken hostage and momma bear fights back, with no extra frills. The entire movie is set in the 90 minutes it would take the security company to notice something might be taking place; this in itself seems a little ridiculous. You’re out in the country, not too far to have pizza delivered but your security company requires 90 minutes?

The acting leaves much to be desired. It is further weakened by a plot that is so cliché that there’s barely any character development. In the 88minutes of this movie, they failed to take 2minutes to tell us anything more than what was advertised; added a few funny quirks…. the end!

So if you’re looking for a movie that’s all about a home security system or looking for ideas on how to improve your own then this movie is what you have been waiting for.  If your like everyone one else, who expected some real action scenes, or an element of real crime you’re better off giving this one a miss.

With the best part of Breaking In being the popcorn to this one gets a 😐 3/10.

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