Welcome to the eleventh day of October! I hope that your year has been going well. If you have been with me a while, you will know that every year I attempt to watch a lot of scary movies for October mostly to cure myself of my wariness of scary movies. When I started this series several years ago, I could barely sit through a scary movie to save my life. Now since doing this series I can say that I am much better. Last year, I decided to attempt to add books to this series. Unfortunately, I didn’t end up completing this series last year, but I have high hopes for this year 😉
On the eleventh day, today’s movie is Birdbox. This movie came highly recommended by a number of people and was the big Netflix thriller of 2018/2019. It’s also based on. book that I hope to read at some point.
Here’s a quick rundown of the movie in case you haven’t heard of it before or have yet to see it. Sandra Bullock plays Mallorie, a mom who is trying to take herself and 2 children to a safe haven, where they can provide safety and shelter from the world. The movie flashes back 5 years to when Mallorie was still pregnant and her sister meets her and takes her to the hospital for a regular check up telling her on the way about the reports of the strange things that have been happening in the world. After Mallorie’s checkup on the way back to the house her sister gets attacked and is affected by the strange things and creatures that have been affecting the world. Mallorie is then taken in by a group of strangers, who they then create a safe haven and manage to survive for a number of years. The last piece of the flash forward is when the last adult dies trying to save Mallorie and the children, Mallorie decides that it is worth the risk for her and the children to find the safe haven that they made contact with earlier.
I will keep my promise and not spoil the ending of the movie, but aside from the hype of the movie being super scary I wasn’t that impressed with the movie. Granted that the characters spend a good chunk of the movie blindfolded and not being able to see, but while watching the movie you never see the monsters that are making strange things happen you only see their after effects. I wish that they would have shown the monsters because I think it would have added more depth to the movie.
I would still recommend this movie if you haven’t seen this already at least to see what all the hype is about , but it is not going on my must watch scary movie list for future Halloweens. Have you seen this movie? What did you think of it? Also let me know if you have read the book and how it differs from the movie? I would love to know all your thoughts. I hope to see you again tomorrow for another post!