Bird Box (2018)

Directed by Susanne Bier.  Written by Eric Heisserer, based on the novel of the same name by Josh Malerman.  Starring Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Tom Hollander, Machine Gun Kelly, BD Wong, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Taylor Handley and Parminder Nagra.

Plot: five years after and ominous presence has driven most of society to kill itself, a mother of two makes a desperate bid to reach a safe haven


The movie goes back and forth between when the outbreak started, while Sandra Bullock was just pregnant, to five years later when she has two children she’s trying to save the lives of.  All the people around her are killing herself and just when you think she’ll be next, she’s taken into a safe house by a group of strangers.  Of course, the group is a mixed bag.  Most of them are nice, but John Malkovich is a dick!

******SPOILER ALERT******



This movie made NO sense.  God it was bad.  And of course the black guy has to die even though he’s like the only good thing left in Sandra’s life (aside from the children who, let’s face it, aren’t much help).  Most of the people in the movie were stupid, assholes or stupid assholes.  It was unoriginal, had awful rules, a low Freddy Claws and a ridiculous story.


It did get points for innovation though.  Some of the “murders” were cool.  It also had an impressive cast and beautiful special effects.  But that wasn’t enough to save this disappointment of a film.  We do not recommend.

Our score: 25.

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