brian-mcgee - January 30, 2019
Netflix claims that 80 million households have watched their original film Bird Box, yet somehow I don't know a soul who has actually sat down and watched it beginning to end. Nevertheless, it's a bonafide phenomenon now, which means the folks over at Screen Junkies have turned it into their latest Honest Trailer.
Having not seen the film myself, I don't know if this is a decent takedown, but I do know that it reinforces why I haven't watched it yet. It's nothing that hasn't been done better in a dozen other similar movies. Not only that, this same basic premise was more or less done perfectly earlier last year with A Quiet Place.
I understand the thought process behind watching a Netflix Original: you don't have to leave the house, it doesn't cost anything to watch, etc. However, until they really start investing in quality properties, they're just going to strike gold at random intervals, as they have been.
As much as I love Sandy Bullock and appreciate her as an actress, this looked like a direct-to-Redbox dud that must've only appealed to her because of the literal dump truck full of money they drove up to her house. If you're one of the households in America that hasn't seen Bird Box yet, it's on Netflix. Go watch it. Or don't, I don't care.
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