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.Written by
The setting is in Northern California as several NorCal cities are mentioned (Sausalito, Santa Rosa, Sacramento and Stockton) and the river that Malorie and the children traverse is the Smith River in Del Norte County near the California/Oregon border. However, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, the house where the survivors take shelter is in Monrovia near Los Angeles, and most of the non-forest/river scenes were shot in LA as well. See more »
After Malorie and Jessica crash the car, Malorie gets out and looks at the blood on her hands. She then walks to the house. In the next scene, her hands are clean. See more »
[over the radio]
We have a place, a compound. We have a community. It's safe here. How many of you are there? Are any of them children? Because, the fastest way to get here is by the river, and I don't think you could make it with kids.
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This movie wasn't bad because it has unanswered questions, I'll give you that. I'm okay with not having answers - especially because why shoud we? Do people think if something like this ever happened (which I know it won't, but still), we would have answers? That is definitely not the problem. Without any answers, there still could have been scary or shocking moments, action, character development.
The problem is this movie is just pointless. There are no interesting characters, there are no scary or shocking moments, there is limited and dumb action, no character development, nothing. I'ts really just 2 hours of nothing.
I have seen reviews here before watching, but I thought there is so much hype, it can't be that bad. IT IS. I mean should this be a horror movie? Drama? Sc-Fi? I just couldn't tell, becuase it is none of those. It's just a bad movie.
To anyone with a little sense for the genre or movies in general, just don't waste 2 hours of your valuable time.
Also, I don't care that it's based on a book. It's either a bad adaptation or a really bad book. Maybe both. But after this movie, I'm definitely not reading the book.
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