Wednesday, January 23, 2019

‘Bird Box’ suspenseful due to setting and music

“Bird Box” is a wonderful movie that was released on Netflix in December 2018. People have been talking about it a lot because there have been memes created, and that is why it became so popular.  Most people, including me, thought the film was really good.

When the movie starts, life is normal just like anywhere else in the world. One day monsters appeared.  Where the monsters came from is not known, they just invaded and now it is a issue. Malorie (Sandra Bullock) who is the main character, and two children (Julian Edwards, Vivien Lyra Blair) are trying to get to a safe place. If they see one of the monsters they’re doomed. The characters are hoping that by wearing blindfolds it will protect them. 

First and foremost this is a Netflix original.  Not all of Netflix’s films are good, but this one is excellent. Sandra Bullock who is the main star/character of this film, is actually known for a lot of movies. It is a surprise to see her as the main character in a Netflix movie because she is known for bigger budget movies like “The Blind Side”, “The Proposal”, “Ocean’s 8”, “Miss Congeniality”. Most people know her for comedies but she did great for this drama by displaying the emotions of Malorie.

The setting of the forest was perfect for this movie because it provided opportunities for the characters to trip and be less aware of their surroundings. The sounds of the forest made the characters feel scared because they couldn’t see if it was a monster.

“Bird Box” has been compared to a movie called “A Quiet Place.” They are very similar because, both have killers based on the senses. In “Bird Box” if you see something you die; in “A Quiet Place” if you make a sound you die. Though both of these movies are great, the concept of “A Quiet Place” is more thrilling because any sound could kill you and makes the audience more scared.  “Bird Box” makes up for the audience being able to see by adding suspenseful background music.

All in all I am going to give “Bird Box” a 8/10 rating. The only reason I am not giving it a 10/10 is because there is some missing background information. It would have been better if there was a story behind the monsters.

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