A Student’s Take on ‘Bird Box’

If you have some free time on your hands and are looking for a riveting sci-fi/horror movie that you won’t be able to stop talking about Bird Box is your best option.


Carson Vardell, PHS Paperclip Writer

Netflix always seems to delight us with new movies right before the holidays. This time, it was the Netflix Original Film, Bird Box. The movie revolves around the theme of not being able to use your vision in many circumstances. This two-hour thriller jumps between the past and the present. We are constantly seeing switches in setting going back five years to the beginning of the end, and the struggles the characters face on a day to day basis in the present.

Sandra Bullock, who stars as Malorie, does a good job of portraying the stress and anguish people face while trying to stay alive in the sci-fi oriented end of the world scenario.

The movie starts off in the present day with Malorie (Bullock) and two children, which she promptly calls ‘Boy’ and ‘Girl’ floating down the river listening intently for any other signs of life that may try and harm them. This is when the viewer learns that not removing your blindfold is crucial to their survival.

This is the recurring theme throughout the movie. We then go back in time five years where Sandra Bullock is pregnant and frantically trying to find shelter. That is from the creatures or demons that upon seeing, you abruptly commit suicide any way possible.

As you get deeper and deeper into the plot, you see a tremendous amount of character development and you begin to root for Bullock (Malorie) and her companions.

Overall the movie does a lot of things that make the viewer stay completely engaged, and because of this, and how easy the storyline is to follow, Bird Box earns 4 stars out of 5.