Watch: Bird Box 2018 123movies, Full Movie Online – In the wake of an unknown global terror, a mother must find the strength to flee with her children down a treacherous river in search of safety. Due to unseen deadly forces, the perilous journey must be made blindly. Directed by Emmy winner Susanne Bier, Bird Box is a thriller starring Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, and Trevante Rhodes..
Plot: Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a survivor and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.
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|6.6/10 Votes: 339,908|
|64% | RottenTomatoes|
|51/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 8636 Popularity: 27.553 | TMDB|
***Well, at least it doesn’t have zombies***
A mass epidemic strikes Earth which makes people go crazy and commit suicide, but only IF they are not blindfolded and SEE the mysterious phenomena. A group of Californians find succor in an abode with covered windows. One woman (Sandra Bullock) and two children try to make it down a remote river to find sanctuary, blindfolded. Trevante Rhodes and John Malkovich costar.
“Bird Box” (2018) is a post-apocalyptic survival adventure/horror with an original concept and elements of flicks like “The Book of Eli” (2010), “The Mist” (2007), “Carriers” (2009) and “Stake Land” (2010). The reason for the apocalypse is what makes “Bird Box” standout and, thankfully, there are no zombies, yet it’s the least of these for a couple of reasons.
For one, I didn’t find the dramatic dynamics of the group all that captivating, but it was okay. If you’re a fan of Bullock you’ll probably like this movie more than me. I appreciated Rosa Salazar as Lucy, but her role isn’t that significant. Meanwhile Rhodes and Malkovich are effective.
The concept behind the mass crisis is where the movie fails. It’s sort of explained and yet it isn’t. There are too many inconsistencies and what appears to be plot holes. It’s basically a bunch of malarkey and reflects lazy writing. People on message boards debate back-and-forth ad nauseam, but the movie’s too nonsensical and meh to make it worth the effort.
The film runs 2 hours and 4 minutes and was shot in Southern Cal (Monrovia, La Puente, Santa Clarita, Smith River, Scripps College and Los Angeles).
Kind of a _The Happening_ meets _A Quiet Place_, but better than the latter and **way** better than the former. Maybe I didn’t get eeeeeeverything I wanted out of _Bird Box_ but I’m still on board. I know that I opened this up by saying the movie is very much like two other movies, but what I liked most about is honestly that it’s unlike 99.99% of the horror genre, and that little variation was just what I needed today.
_Final rating:★★★½ – I really liked it. Would strongly recommend you give it your time._
Intense and interesting throughout
I must have been the right audience for this movie. Before watching it I read several reviews and some of them critized it for being pointless and also for being a waste of two hours. But I decided to still watch it and that was great. Why? Probably because I am a father to a two year old son that I love more than anything. So I could relate to Sandra Bullocks character throughout. The decisions she took, the dedication she showed throughout was based on the love and protection for her child and loved ones. I don’t want to write more than that. I thought the movie was great thoughout. Two hours felt like one hour. It was intense and interesting. Perhaps predictable as well but for this movie I didn’t mind that. My curiosity was still on the highest level throughout.
One thought though is that perhaps some bad reviews comes from people watching this on a small screen. This movie is probably best viewed on a big screen with a good sound.
I don’t want to write reviews for good movies because I think a good movie should be seen without any previous knowledge. But since this in my opinion is underrated and many of the negative reviews will scare viewers I felt I needed to say something.
Why. Why. Why. Why. Just why?
Why do people find this film scary? I read on Twitter that people could not sleep for days after seeing this. Yah.
Why is there no explanation about the creatures or phenomenon, what they are, what are their intentions, origin? Or even ONE dialogue where people theorize about the situation?
Why can’t the creatures or phenomemon enter houses while they are seemingly so powerfull? They can effectively dismantle society, forcing people to commit suïcide but you can not enter a building? Why is this even remotely believable?
Why are there infected people not comitting suïcide but, however, why are they malevolent to the uninfected?
Why use a genious actor such as John Malkovich and let him blatantly die in such a dull, anticlimactic and useless way? While he looks much bigger and stronger than Gary?
Why did John Malkovich even agree to that?
Why the arbitrary 5 years? Why not 3, 2, 1, 7, 10?
Why do they look exactly the same after 5 years?
Why do you only have the same pump action shotgun after 5 years and not at least a bit more arsenal? And even if you only kept the pump action shotgun, how did you upkeep and maintain an ammo supply for the rifle? While blindfolded?
Why is not shown how they eat, sleep, live, these 5 years? Only some arbitrary shots in a garden and a bed time story given by Tom.
Why is the overall situation outside not, or barely shown?
Why does the group which is roaming around outside have two identical grey cars? Why are they roaming around at all? Clearly they can look. So they can do whatever they want? Why bother going after harmless blindfolded people? And if this task is so important to them or the creatures controlling them, why is this not explained? Or even shown?
Why is Tom able to shoot and kill multiple targets while blindfolded while his enemies can all see clearly? He should have been dead in a matter of seconds.
Why do Malorie and Olympia give birth at the same day and at the exact same moment?? REALLY?!
Why has the choice been made to make flashbacks the whole time, effectively altering the pace?
Why does Malorie while she lost Girl, crawling in the wet mud while blindfolded is able to find the little bell Girl dropped? Do you know how small these odds are? Really? Who writes this stuff? The official 9/11 report is even more believable.
Why are there no injuries AT ALL after the boat capsizes in a clearly lethal rapid where there are sharp rocks, currents pulling you under water and so forth?
Why do these little birds survive all these years, being mangled in this tiny box?
Why is there no character development at all? All the characters introduced by the film die rapidly. You don’t get to know them and get even remotely emotionally attached to them, what’s the point of having them in the first place?
Why is there no symbolic explanation for all the events occurring? Not even a religious one?
Why are there no other animals? Like cats, dogs and so forth. There is merely one useless shot of a horse.
Why is nothing really shocking? Jessica is hit by a truck. Malkovich dying instantly cause of two hits with a scissors not even close to his heart or lungs. Sure. Cheryl dying of sticking a scissors in the side of her neck twice. Olympia making a fall out of the window, and that’s…. about it. Tom shooting himself in the head and the director cuts it off, too lazy to show it. If Stanley Kubrick can do it with Private Pyle in Full Metal Jacket, why not here? It is supposed to be a horror film, right?
Why are people, in the first place, even able to navigate with blindfolds on? Really? Finding a resort in a huge forest while blindfolded only by following bird sounds. REALLY? People should watch Blair Witch Project again.
Why is the bottom line of this plot that blind people and birds will survive? People should go and see Blindness again. Now THAT is a shocking film. Not this crap here. People should go and watch Coherence.
I can go on but I won’t. 5/10 because I am a kind person. The film made me watch it through untill the end because the music and sound design was great, the cinematography was great and I kept hoping for some kind of symbolism or at least some clue about what the heck was going on. Maybe I am getting to old for this stuff, like Bullock.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 4 min (124 min)
Genre Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Director Susanne Bier
Writer Eric Heisserer, Josh Malerman
Actors Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich
Country United States
Awards 5 wins & 9 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Red Weapon Helium, Arri/Zeiss Master Prime Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (color and finish) (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Redcode RAW (8K) (source format), Spherical (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema, Video (Ultra HD)