Birdbox: Hype or Sike?

Written By: Zoe Gamboa

Staff Reporter

The thrilling Netflix original film, Bird Box, was released on December 21, 2018. It was directed by academy award winner, Susanne Bier, starring Sandra Bullock and Trevante Rhodes. Only a limited supply of food, water and other resources, the movie takes you on a suspenseful ride of survival. An unknown entity decimating the population, takes form of your worst fears - if you see it, you die.

A woman and her children attempt to go on a journey to a safe sanctuary, but they have to undergo tremendous danger through the woods and a river. To avoid the evil that is chasing them, they must accomplish the trip completely blindfolded.

The suspenseful music especially on their quest to safety, creates tension between the viewers and the turmoil of the characters. The special effects make the movie more compelling.

The acting is incredible and captivating. It draws you in, and makes you almost feel like you’re in the movie. When do you ever see actors blindfolded in almost half the movie? The actors did a brilliant job at portraying an apocalyptic feeling.

Revealing the back story of Malorie Hayes, Tom, and their love story, engages you with the characters while they grow throughout the movie.

Overall, if you love suspense, you will enjoy this movie. Bird Box will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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