“Listen to me, we’re going on a trip now, it’s going to be rough. If you hear something in the woods, you tell me. if you hear something in the water, you tell me. But under no circumstances are you allowed to take off your blindfold.”
– Malorie

SYNOPSIS: Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a mother and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety. – via IMDB

So there was so much hype surrounding this that I figured it was time to give it a shot and see what it was all about. I think this was largely down to people doing silly challenges. Well, I got to it and it was… okay. I know, I know. Opinions seemed varied about it, but I didn’t love it.

I felt the movie was excessively long for what it gave us. Like, it could totally have justified the run time if there was just more going on. As it was, way too much. Also, it never felt like it got intense enough, if that makes sense? It was always on the fringes of delivering, but never did. It didn’t even get you riled and then not pay off, it just… carried on and on. So I wasn’t super invested. And for all the “it’s unique and different”, I didn’t feel that.

I thought the performances were decent, albeit not groundbreaking material that you will remember long after the movie is over. The story itself won’t even linger long after aside from the blindfolds. I suppose that is how it was with Hush. It was not necessarily unique in terms of genre (home invasion), but had a different spin (deaf victim). So it was with Bird Box. End of the world/invasion type deal, and you can’t look at anything because it will drive you crackers (serious Lovecraftian stuff going on there).

So Bird Box was okay, albeit long. It is not something that will stay with you long after all is said and done, and is not as different and unique as it would like to think it is.

14 thoughts on “Review: Bird Box (2018)

  1. theipc says:

    Dearest JB,

    Yeeeeaaaaaaaahhhhhh….. this was ok… kinda good, kinda iffy…. fucking idiots out there trying to replicate this thing. But seriously, what would make you want to kill yourself immediately? I am scared to death of spiders but if I saw a million of them coming my way I would run and not blow my brains out. 😶

    Love,

    PSC

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    1. Zoë says:

      Kindest PSC,

      It misses It!

      Yeah this was… okay. And wtf, replicating this? So confused! Exactly. If I saw a snake pit, I’d be right the fuck outta there!

      Love,
      JJB

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    2. Tom says:

      Yeah, didn’t a married couple attempt this challenge and they ended up driving their infant child into a wall??? Haha!!!

      Liked by 2 people

      1. theipc says:

        WTF right?? #fuckingidiots

        Liked by 2 people

      2. Zoë says:

        What?! That’s fucking ridiculous! Idiots!

        Liked by 1 person

  2. I shamelessly loved this one but I think the hype got a bit out of hand! I’m really tempted to read the book that it’s based on to see how different they are.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Zoë says:

      You should check it out and let us all know!

      Like

  3. Keith says:

    I actually had fun with this one even though its flaws are pretty obvious. I quite liked Bullock too. She hasn’t lost a step.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Zoë says:

      Yeah Bullock was good here. She’s usually good though. Glad to hear you enjoyed this one!

      Like

  4. Tom says:

    Yeah, I have been putting on my own blindfold when it comes to this movie. The hype got crazy, but then it all became about how creative people could get with the Challenge. I can only shake my head at that. People are just . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Zoë says:

      People can be so silly. Like really now. Yeah it’s an okay watch. Nothing you need to rush out to watch or anything like that.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. abbiosbiston says:

    Mr O watched this and it upset him because of the kids and then he told me it would upset me so I skipped it.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Zoë says:

      Awwww!

      Skip it either way.

      Like

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