‘Bird Box’ Is It Worth the Hype?
Netflix released one of their own movies on December 13, 2018, and over 45 million accounts viewed the movie within the first 7 days. 'Bird Box' is one of those post-apocalyptic types of movies where people need to band together to survive. In this case, blindfolded every time they are outside. The plot is summarized as:
When a mysterious force decimates the population, only one thing is certain -- if you see it, you die. The survivors must now avoid coming face to face with an entity that takes the form of their worst fears. Searching for hope and a new beginning, a woman and her children embark on a dangerous journey through the woods and down a river to find the one place that may offer sanctuary. To make it, they'll have to cover their eyes from the evil that chases them -- and complete the trip blindfolded.
My daughter talked me in to watching this movie over her Christmas break from school, and I am still scratching my head. So many questions, that weren't exactly answered in the movie, which makes me want to go get the book the movie is based on and see if the answers are there. Or, just wait to see if there will be a sequel.
The cast is full of big names; Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, John Malkovich, B.D. Wong, even Parminder Nagra (Dr. Neela from the hit show ER). You can see the full cast here.
Is the movie worth the hype we are seeing all over social media? All of the advertisements you see for it when you log into your Netflix account? Well, that's a hard question to answer, if you don't mind watching almost every single character get killed off (post-apocalyptic survival movie remember?) and seeing some relatively graphic scenes are your thing, go for it. I am not a fan of horror movies, but, this one wasn't too bad as far as gore, etc. If you don't like having more questions than answers at the end of the movie, then, maybe this one isn't for you.
I won't ruin the movie, I will say this though, it's not a movie for younger children, it earned its R rating in my opinion. If you have a couple of hours and want to watch Sandra Bullock in her latest movie, check it out. Sandra is 54 years old, and she looks no older than 35 in this movie.