Review: Bird Box

Look at it.

Something is causing mass amounts of people to kill themselves. Malorie (Sandra Bullock) is pregnant when it starts and finds herself in a house with several different people she doesn't know. There's helpful Tom, (Trevante Rhodes) sweet Olympia, (Danielle MacDonald) and ass Doulglas (John Malkovich) among others. But that's not where we start the story, we start five years after this when Malorie is alone with two children and have to wait to see how it all unfolds.

It's impossible to talk about Bird Box without comparing it to A Quiet Place. Even though the novel this is based on came out before the latter. Aside from creatures that feed off of one of our senses, the way things play out are quite different.

The stakes feel so much higher in Bird Box. Not only is not seeing harder to navigate, but they're not the only threat out there as we eventually find out. Plus, Malorie isn't a loving mother, she's very to the point with the children she only calls "Boy" and "Girl."  I'm usually not a fan of Bullock but she was very good here, as was the rest of the cast. Rhodes was my favorite.

Bird Box may not answer all your questions but this being on Netflix makes it the perfect film to watch with your family this winter.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: B+

Memorable Quote: "What the hell is that?" - Jessica (Sarah Paulson)

9 comments:

  1. Happy New Year Brittani
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  2. I've heard divisive reviews of this as I'm not sure if I want to see it as my only interest in the film is that the film is scored by Trent & Atticus of NIN.

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    1. The score isn't memorable to me, but it's a good watch.

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  3. This thing was surprisingly better than I expected. I held posting my Top 20 for it just in case. It didn't end up making it but it was still a funny horror thriller.

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    1. I agree. I didn't think I would end up liking it as much either.

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  4. I love Bullock but the movie just didn't work for me. I wasn't a fan of her performance either.

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    1. That's funny how it works for the non Bullock fans but seems to be opposite for the ones that love her lol.

      I had pretty low expectations, I think that helped.

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  5. It was an okay movie. For Netflix, it was a good movie.

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    1. For sure. I think I like it more because it was a Netflix movie.

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