its amazing!! cant believe this is made by netflix, i wasnt expecting it to be so interesting! I was on the edge of my seat!!! AND its starring Sandra Bullock!?!? Amazing!! 10/10 highly reccomend you watch, this may not be for kids though as there is a making out scene but is only 1 minute long so you can skip it if watching with kids. The actors were amazing and deserve awards!! Hope you ennjoy it as much as i did!!
Heisserer’s script endeavors to give Bullock a rich psychological backstory to play — something to do with her reluctance to accept motherhood and the redemption she experiences in accepting that role — and the wonderfully self-reliant actress plays that arc earnestly enough. But there’s no getting around that this is a monster movie without a monster.
There are certain pleasures here, mostly in the cast of characters. Malkovich’s misanthropic egoist is chief among them. And Bullock makes for a fierce and relatable Mama Bear. But as for tension, there’s precious little.
The effort behind Bird Box was to make something better than a standard horror movie, but the result is dull and half-hearted. It’s not serious enough or important enough to transcend the horror genre, but neither is it visceral enough to hold up as a regulation horror movie.
In a nutshell: It's a Quiet Place clone. An old saying when making horror movies and building great atmosphere is "less is more." A threat is more scary when you don't know what is and can't see it. Bird Box demonstrates this fantastically by showing nearly nothing. Sandra Bullock delivers a stunning performance, as do the rest of the top tier cast. On the other hand, the extras or smaller characters come across as amateurs and do really look sub par by comparison the the leads.
The story is delivered in a back and forth way ie. Present, then flashbacks. While this style is a bit clichéd for this genre, it works. Pacing on the other hand is very slow and does drag on and on frequently throughout the movie.
An okay movie that is really hampered by its very slow burn. If you don't mind a slow paced thriller/horror, then you'll likely love it. If you prefer more action, then you'll likely find it a bit boring.
An interesting story that turned out to have lots of plot holes, and lots of predictable elements that made it a bad movie, I really had high expectations because of Sandra Bullock, but her acting lacks everything that makes a character interesting.