Film: Bird Box

Opened: December 14, 2018

Directed by: Susanne Bier

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, Machine Gun Kelly, BD Wong, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Vivien Lyra Blair, Julian Edwards, Parminder Nagra, Sarah Paulson & John Malkovich

Being viewed by over 80 million households within the first month of its release, Netflix found a winner with Bird Box.

In the not-so-distant future, creatures inhabit the Earth and bring death to anyone who looks at them. Malorie (Sandra Bullock) has survived for years but now needs to bring a boy (Julian Edwards) and a girl (Vivien Lyra Blair) through the wilderness to safety.

Honestly, the delivery is slightly disappointing. Bullock shines in her lead role, as you’d expect, but there is so much lacking in the storyline. Most of the characters have little to no backstory or development making many of their deaths uneventful.

There’s also no explanation about the killing creatures. We never hear how they arrived or why they’re so deadly. Leaving them ambiguous just makes them boring.

Final say: You might as well put a blindfold on. ★★★☆☆

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