Director: Susanne Bier
Writers: Eric Heisserer, Josh Malerman
Stars: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich and more
Release date: 21 December 2018 (UK)
Runtime: 2 hours and 4 minutes
IMDB Score: 6,8 / 10
My Score: 6 / 10
After a wave of suicides, it is difficult to survive. There is something out there that makes you kill yourself if you look at it. Malorie survived a lot of crazy in five years. She ends up with somebody she loves and two kids. One of her own and one of a woman who killed herself.
After all those years, there is a message on the radio. A safe haven at the end of the river. She takes the chance and follows the river. What is it that makes you kill yourself and will she make it?
I really wanted to watch the movie Birdbox, because the story sounds interesting. But I am horrible with jump scares and I read it is a pretty intense movie, so I decided not to watch it.
A friend told me it was not that scary, so with New Year’s Eve, we watched the movie. It is a pretty okay movie, but it is kinda weird. You have a lot of questions and some of them are not getting an answer. But I am happy I watched it, the story and the actors are really good.
There are too many questions left unanswered and some things just did not make sense. Driving a car blind, running through the woods blind and even rowing a boat on a wild river while not seeing a thing.
The ending is also a bit disappointing. They really could make an awesome series from this storyline, but they didn’t. It is a very weak end.
Even if you are afraid of horror and thriller movies, this movie is doable. I had one moment I was afraid that something would jump up, but it didn’t.
I do not have the feeling I will watch Birdbox again and there are some mysteries in the movie, which is why it only gets a 6 and not higher.
This movie could have been amazing, but they failed. It is still a movie I say you should watch, but well, I watch good and very very bad movies.
What movie do you think I should watch?