Bird Box Review

Torrie Casey, Staff Writer

Bird Box directed by Susanne Bier is all viewers are talking about. Airing on December 21, 2018, the movie is eligible for the 2019 Oscars.

Sandra Bullock, who plays Melanie, is expecting her first child and is a single mother who lives with her sister, Jessica, played by Sarah Paulson. On their way home from Melanie’s first appointment, Sarah’s vision gets taken over by the “creatures” causing them to crash. The creatures are invisible demons that make you see your worst fear, causing you to kill yourself so you won’t have to see it anymore. Melanie then gets invited into a home with others who are trying to survive. Five years later, when it gets risky by staying in the house, Melanie and others take the river to a safe facility. Little do they know it’s going to take 48 hours and rough rapids to make it.

The actors did very well with showing you fear but they could change so quickly into being worried or sad, which was amazing. I could tell their feelings with their facial expressions. However, everything was so predictable. I would find myself predicting what was going to happen next, like when they would try to fight the creatures whoever was the one staying back would get hurt or with the birds they would have them only in scenes with the creatures.

Overall, I’d give this movie 4 out of 5 for the way it was set up and the hidden message it gives. It was a movie based on metaphors. They hint at the thought of the world being blind to what’s happening and refusing to see what’s going on outside of the house.