In the not so distant future, a mysterious being infiltrates our planet and if you see it, you will die. Malorie (Sandra Bullock) and her children must now embark on a dangerous journey through the woods to find sanctuary.
Yes. I know what you’re thinking. Didn’t this movie already come out this year except if you make a noise, you die? Oh yeah.
And yes, Bird Box does have many similarities of this year’s captivating horror film, A Quiet Place, however it is not as good nor reaches its full potential.
Although Bird Box focuses on Malorie, there are so many OTHER character and time jumps that it’s extremely disconnected, that it’s hard to really stay invested. Additionally, it felt that the writers didn’t really know how to end the film and turned a little corny.
Nevertheless, Bullock gives a strong performance as well as Trevante Rhodes, who plays another survivor, Tom. They really embrace their characters and their flaws, creating very human protagonists to root for.
Final Thoughts: Bird Box is a creepy yet forgettable watch for Netflix. Watch A Quiet Place instead.