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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