TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - October 24, 2018
Sandra Bullock doesn't make a lot of movies, so her starring vehicles have turned into mini-event films for her fanbase. Her latest effort, her second major role year following the summer hit Ocean's 8, is the Netflix Original film Bird Box.
If it looks familiar to another recent smash hit, A Quiet Place, that's because high concept horror is a thing again thanks to the success of films like that one and Get Out. Oscar, Golden Globe, and Emmy winning director Susanne Bier (The Night Manager) is at the helm of this fascinating new horror film that sounds a bit like another Netflix flick I recently watched with Martin Freeman titled Cargo...
When a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your life. Facing the unknown, Malorie (Sandra Bullock) finds love, hope and a new beginning only for it to unravel. Now she must flee with her two children down a treacherous river to the one place left that may offer sanctuary. But to survive, they’ll have to undertake the perilous two-day journey blindfolded.
Unlike Cargo, at least this one's not zombies, because the god damned zombie thing has been done to death at this point. There's nothing left to say about zombies folks. No more metaphors left untried at this point. Zombies can't be everything all at the same time.
Bird Box debuts on Netflix on December 21.