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Bird Box (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: Bird Box
Year: 2018
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-fi
Directed By: Susanne Bier
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich
About: Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a mother and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INJ2bPFy108

My Review:
Having wanted to see this from the moment I saw the first trailer a couple of months ago I was glad to realise that Netflix had released it and thought that this would be a good film to watch with my mother. I am very glad I did watch this as although it left some questions to be answered I ended up liking this film a lot more than I thought I was going to.

Having the movie start with urgency and telling children not to take their blindfolds off I thought was a great way of starting the movie as it started rather fast and made the watcher from the very beginning wonder what was going on and why they were to keep the blindfolds on. Not only this but grabs the attention of the person seeing the movie. I thought by also showing it go back five years to when the problems began with the creatures was a good way of showing what had been happening since the beginning and how the main characters got to the point where they were. Having different kinds of characters within this film was also something I ended up loving about this film as it had someone who didn't look at life the way everyone else did, someone really caring and soft, someone who was really cautious and tried to look after the people in the household even when they weren't listening to him and others. Having a character as well who later comes to the house and tells about how people from a mental asylum could look at the creatures and see them as beautiful wishing everyone could see them without killing themselves was a great thing to behold in the film as it showed how those people were so at peace with their own demons that they were not effected by the horrors they were seeing like everyone else was. I feel that as well as this having the people not know wither they were going to a save haven or wither it was a trap was a great idea as it left it as a worrying concept which takes place throughout the movie especially when there is two young children are main characters within Bird Box. Also by having animals not effected by the effects of the creatures and using birds as a way of telling wither they were close by was good at showing how it only effected humans and that animals could instinctively know the danger that was looming over humanity. The acting within the movie was brilliantly done and it really believable and connect to characters as well as hope that the different people would be safe as well as keeping the eerie atmosphere throughout the whole movie.

On the other hand, I did feel that this film didn't really mention why the creatures were using everyone's fears to eliminate the human race also how it started. I also thought that this film didn't have enough information about how the animals were not also effected by them. I do wish that even though this movie ended with the people getting to a safe haven I was hoping that it would show how people would overcome the monsters other than locking themselves away where there is no way to see the outside the world.

Overall, this is a film in which I ended up really enjoying and thought the concept of this was brilliant. I would highly recommend this movie to those who are looking for a suspense movie which has a great horror theme to it. A movie I am glad to have watched and can't wait to see again for parts that I feel I missed out on within the first time viewing.

My Rating: 4/5 

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