Review: ‘Bird Box’

Sandra Bullock makes her Netflix debut.

Recently, Netflix has been pouring out original content like nobody’s business, and some are better than others. Some of today’s most popular TV shows are brought to us by Netflix, but their movies have been lacking.

With the Dec. 21 release of “Bird Box,” with stars such as Sandra Bullock, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson and even Machine Gun Kelly, Netflix has stepped up their game.

Despite the flood of memes about this movie, it was a surprising hit.

The movie is set in a post-apocalyptic world in which an invisible being causes individuals to kill themselves once they see the creature.

Unfortunately, the storyline fell short with its lack of explanation. If you didn’t just watch the movie for what it was, a psychological thriller, without thinking about it, then you probably had a lot of questions.

What do these people see that makes them kill themselves? How can some people see the creatures and live to tell the tale? What are these creatures?

“Bird Box” goes back and forth between present day in which Malorie (Bullock) blindly navigates her two children down a river to a safe community and the past in which a very-pregnant Malorie and her comrades fight to survive the creatures and the insane until the two storylines meet up.

A cross between a romance and sci-fi, “Bird Box” was beautifully produced and it is a promising step in the right direction for the streaming service.

If you’re looking for an explanation of this psychological spin on an apocalyptic thriller, “Bird Box” was based on the 2014 novel “Bird Box” by Josh Malerman.

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