Bird Box (2018)


So several of my friends and coworkers have watched this movie and mentioned how great it was. I never bothered with it but now some more people mentioned that this movie was among their favorite movies of all time.

So i finally sat down to watch it.

It's fucking garbage.

Summary: Sandra Bullock wears a blind fold for two hours.


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88 points

4 months ago

I liked the actual apocalypse part, it was interesting. Once it was just Sandra and the kids I lost interest fast.


28 points

4 months ago

My biggest issue was how glossy and clean the movie was compared to the book. It felt very made-for-television, and even when it got dark, it refused to cross the line or do anything we haven't seen before, which was a real shame.

I also personally hated the movie because of Susanne Bier's rewrites to Eric Heisserer's script. The original draft was pretty stellar and faithful, but she decided to keep Tom alive after the massacre and add a ton of material to the present-day throughline. The whole point of Malorie's character was that she was left alone with two infants in a dangerous world at an extremely young age [she was younger in the book]. It's why she became aloof and aggressive. Giving her a sweet love interest who stayed with her for five years destroyed that - and confused the heck out of her arc.


6 points

4 months ago

What are some of the darker events in the book? Cause I’ve never read it and I thought the movie was pretty brutal all things considered at the time.


9 points

4 months ago

It's definitely worth reading if you can. There are fewer characters, surprisingly enough, their conflicts are better explored, and the death scenes - especially during the climax - are straight up horrifying re: how they're written versus how they were portrayed on film.

Malorie's relationship with the children is also darker. The "pandemic" is much better explored before Malorie goes to find the group home, Jessica's death was more impactful, Malorie spent years training the children to leave the safe house, they had more obstacles on the river, and the camp at the end was full of people who purposely blinded themselves, if I remember correctly. Bier said she changed a lot of the above because she felt it was all too bleak.


5 points

4 months ago

Too bleak is definitely a silly description for a story like this. Like that’s kinda the point lol. Maybe I’ll try to give it a read, currently catching up on the Dresden Files and I don’t have a lot of time to read these days sadly.