Bird Box: A Suspenseful Thriller

January 21, 2019

“Birdbox is a respectably moody and intelligent psychological thriller, if also a relatively muddled supernatural horror allegory.”

— Sandy Schaefer

Bird Box, a new Netflix film, has had many people on the edge of their seats due to its suspenseful and innovate storyline. The movie is being talked about on all social media platforms with Screen Rant’s Sandy Schaefer calling it “a respectably moody and intelligent psychological thriller, if also a relatively muddled supernatural horror allegory.” Many people are interested in this movie because they say it’s scary and suspenseful, and people can’t stop watching it.

The movie explores a scenario where characters in a post-apocalyptic world are blindfolded and ordered to not remove their blindfolds outside or they will be exposed to their biggest fear. They must stay indoors and fight for themselves in order to stay alive. The consequences for removing the blindfold can be devastating.  

Surprisingly, many people are also doing “challenges” where they are blindfolded and try to complete daily challenges while they can’t see. This has compelled Netflix to issue a warning to not try anything similar to the movie at home.

Because, or in spite of, the negative press, the movie has become a major draw on Netflix as, according to Bustle, over 80 million subscribers have watched the movie since its December 21 release. ISB’ers have also had their fair share of Bird Box.  Jisoo Yang claimed the movie was “Good and Scary! It was kind of confusing at the start, but then at the end, I figured out what was going on.”

Xanthe Schaub thought “it was super intriguing and really good because it was such a new concept.” When asked about the challenges, Schaub claimed that “some people are pretty stupid to be blindfolding themselves, walking around, drinking and things like that.  It would be a good idea if they stopped.”

All in all, Bird Box is a thrilling watch if you want something exciting and suspenseful.  Just don’t become one of those people that “blindly” follows the crowd and attempts one of the dangerous challenges!

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