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- 2 hr 4 min
Bird Box is a post-apocalyptic thriller released on Netflix in December 2018, directed by Susanne Bier with a screenplay by Eric Heisserer. The film stars Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, and others. It is based on a 2014 novel of the same name by Josh Malerman. The movie takes place in a world where an unknown force has caused a sudden and massive wave of suicides throughout the world. It seems that simply viewing an entity in the outside world causes people to see their greatest fear, driving them to either kill themselves or harm others. The main character of the story is a woman named Malorie (Sandra Bullock), who is pregnant and struggling to survive in this new, dangerous world.
She eventually meets up with a group of survivors who are also holed up in a house trying to survive. There, she meets Tom (Trevante Rhodes), who becomes her closest ally and confidant.
The movie is told in two timelines, one showing Malorie's struggle to survive while pregnant and the other several years later. In the present timeline, Malorie is seen training two children (who were born in the early days of the post-apocalypse) to survive a dangerous trip down a river which they are taking blindfolded. Their destination is unknown, but they believe it to be a safe haven, catching only occasional glimpses of vague reports on the radio.
The film is a tense and suspenseful thriller, with elements of horror and drama mixed in throughout. There are some truly terrifying scenes throughout, as the characters are forced to navigate through the outside world blind, using only their other senses to survive. This loss of sight heightens the tension and fear in the movie, as the audience is forced to rely on sounds and other cues to get a sense of what is happening on screen.
The acting in the movie is excellent, particularly from Sandra Bullock, who gives a powerful portrayal of a woman struggling to survive in a world that has become completely unhinged. She is strong and determined, but also vulnerable and scared, making her character relatable and sympathetic.
Trevante Rhodes gives another standout performance as Tom, the character who comes to Malorie's aid and ultimately becomes her closest ally. His character is strong, brave and intelligent, but also has a sense of kindness and compassion, making him an easy character to root for.
John Malkovich is also excellent as Douglas, a self-centered and often insufferable character whose actions and choices have serious consequences for the other survivors. His character is abrasive and difficult, but also complex and well-written, making him a memorable and interesting presence in the film.
Overall, Bird Box is a gripping and well-executed thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. The story and characters are well-written, and the film is expertly directed, making for a truly cinematic experience. If you are looking for a tense and thrilling movie to watch, then Bird Box is definitely worth checking out.
Bird Box is a gripping and well-executed thriller set in a post-apocalyptic world where the characters must navigate through the outside world blind, using only their other senses to survive while avoiding an unknown entity that causes people to see their greatest fear, driving them to either kill themselves or harm others.
Bird Box is a 2018 horror movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 4 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6 and a MetaScore of 51.