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Bird Box: What’s the Hype?

Hello again! I hope everyone’s having a good day – it’s my first day back at work (at the time of publish) so I’m trying to get myself back into the swing of things after being absent for two weeks.

Today we’re going to take a different direction with this post. It’s not going to quite be a review, but it will be a bit of one at the same time.

I watched Birdbox over my two week vacation back at home (twice, actually) to see what everyone on the internet was freaking out about and I don’t quite get the hype.

It wasn’t stellar, but it also wasn’t terrible.

Before proceeding, read my spoiler warning here and proceed with caution.

It seems like everywhere you go you read something about Bird Box. You can’t really get away from it honestly and its become a social phenomenon. People are even doing the Bird Box challenge, where they blindfold themselves for 24 hours. Obviously this is extremely dumb and Netflix is even warning against it.

I can’t quite figure out what makes people so obsessed with this movie. It’s not like I personally consider it an A List movie that is going to blow the competition out of the way in terms of the Academy Awards or something.

The story is quite misleading to me because the entire movie I’m lead to believe that at the end we’ll maybe find out more about this big thing that is making people kill themselves after looking at it. But you don’t. And you’re just left with more questions like why some people can look at it and be fine and while others aren’t fine.

I think part of the reason why people like it so much is just because it’s similar to ‘A Quiet Place’ – where they can’t make any sound or demons get them or whatever (I’m not really sure, I never watched it). Except instead of can’t make sounds you can’t look, which I think is way more challenging because you’re loosing a whole sense.

I can appreciate Bird Box as a movie maker – the story was there (though not complete in my opinion) and the performances were amazing, and the cinematography was absolutely out of this world.

But while the story was there, I just feel like it wasn’t complete. Overall, I say it was just an okay movie. It was well made but a lot of what I feel like makes a movie a movie was just not there and there are just to many unanswered questions.

I don’t want it to get nominated for fifteen different Academy Awards but it probably will be. And I will end up getting mad.

What do you guys think? If you’ve seen Bird Box let me know down below what your thoughts of it are.

Until next time!

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    My thoughts! Nothing special. Just another movie! LOL!

    January 7, 2019 at 11:13 pm
    • Reply Alyssa | Nerd Side of Life

      Oh yeah, everyone is treating it like its the best thing ever but like….. it’s not OVERLY great.

      January 8, 2019 at 5:54 pm
      • Reply TWOTALL4UFOOL

        It’s a movie that should’ve made the big screen. I’ll give it that much but I wouldn’t give it any awards.

        January 8, 2019 at 6:07 pm
  • Reply Tiffany

    I haven’t seen it, (I’m not sure I want to either), but it seems like ever since it came out everyone is talking about how they either love it or hate it, which makes it seem successful. If I ever watched it then it would be because Sandra Bullock is in it, no other reason lol.

    January 11, 2019 at 12:55 am
  • Reply Alisha Rai

    I thought the idea was great. Like people committing suicide when they see it. The ways the people died were creative. I dont know if i should say it this way. Sounds a little weird. It’s not like every other movie but it is incomplete. Yeah we are of course left with so many unanswered question that i was so afraid to even think about it. I watched it. Okay. Over. Now next.

    But the evening i watched this movie i was so frightened. I was watching the ceiling fan and the walls and the balcony and the ground. And sharp objects, windows and was terrified

    March 8, 2019 at 11:14 am
    • Reply Alyssa | Nerd Side of Life

      It was a good movie! I just didn’t think it was worth the hype that everybody was going on about. But of course, that’s just me.

      March 8, 2019 at 11:21 am

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