Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a mother and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety. Bird Box is directed Susanne Bier under Netflix & Universal Pictures.
CAST: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, Vivien Lyra Blair & Julian Edwards.
GENRE: Mystery, Thriller, Science-Fiction
WHAT I LIKE?
Bird Box is a Netflix Masterpiece that has created a buzz this year with its intriguing story line. True enough, Bird Box is not your ordinary Apocalyptic-inspired movie. It started with a normal day until a certain phenomena came along that forced people to kill themselves upon seeing it. It started with mystery and a little bit of violence that gave a taste of the end the of the world stuff. Right after the chaos, Bird Box invested on developing the conflict and creating an atmosphere of curiosity & fear among a certain group of people who managed to survive. As the story progresses, you will see the repetitive format of people killing themselves after seeing something strange. This could either be your fears or your departed loved ones as suggested on some of the characters’ death scenes. The mystery is always there which is good to maintain your attention to the whole movie. Acted with great performances especially from Sandra Bullock, Bird Box is nail-bite thriller that will keep you wondering until the end. It offers decent amount of suspense enough to keep you entertained for a bit.
WHAT I DON’T LIKE?
Yes, Bird Box is intriguing but I don’t find the hype worth it. Even an impressive performance from Sandra Bullock didn’t save the whole film from drowning in its own plot. I get that this is a mystery film but the film invested too much on how they will survive until the end not focusing on the real culprit. The real culprit (that strange phenomena) was neither explained nor expounded. What makes it worst is the addition of some crazy people surviving the chaos and forcing people to look into. It brings a lot of references to the Saviors of the Walking Dead. I just don’t know but for me, I don’t find it relevant at all. How I wish they could have exposed the mystery behind the chaos in the climax. But I guess the director wanted to keep it a secret until the end. On that case, I am pretty not sold.
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