A Rather Interesting Netflix Original: Bird Box


The recently released horror movie on Netflix, Bird Box, starring Sandra Bullock as Malorie, scored a 62% amongst Rotten Tomato critics, commenting, “Bird Box never quite reaches its intriguing potential, but strong acting and an effectively chilly mood offer intermittently creepy compensation”.

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Bird Box gave the viewer an exaggerated idea of what it’s like to live blind. Not being able to see, the characters constantly struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic environment, going as far as to drive blind.

This blind driving inspired some viewers to reenact this scene in real life, causing dozens of unnecessary tragedies.

The film shows the viewers two different plots that follow each other up in the end, which is very sentimental. The final scenes of Bird Box when finally Malorie, her son, and daughter. Who she calls “boy” and “girl”, find refuge years after the occurrence of demons, and realize that their new refuge is inhabited by blind people.

This refuge they sought was only a refuge because the people living there had the ultimate defense to the demons. In this world, being blind is life-saving. Their home was depicted as a garden of light, and hope, with the only people being able to physically see there was Malorie, and her children.


After the credits rolled, I realized how hard life could be if I were blind. The struggles of not being able to do daily activities as easily don’t occur to seeing people.

Bird Box is much like A Quiet Place, but being unable to see rather than able to hear, so not very original by Netflix to make Bird Box, even though it was a decent movie.