Bird Box, the survival thriller and horror film of Netflix with Sandra Bullock and now a viral sensation that inspired the ridiculous Bird Box challenge there is no lack of intensity. We follow Bullock's character as the world is surrounded by chaos when an unknown entity causes people who see it to kill themselves. She and the two children in her care had blindfolded to survive, hoping to find their way to safety.
It could have been much worse. (spoiler ahead.) Actually much, much, much worse. Bird Box has a relatively uplifting end. Bullock's character Malorie and her children, almost tricked by the surrounding entity, are found to be a closed sanctuary and a former school for blind people, inhabited mainly by the blind. They take off their blindfolds and enjoy the beauty around them, seemingly protected by the treetops of the plants in the courtyard of the structure. It is a dubious solution that leaves more questions than answers. In any case, one has the impression that they have come to rest at the end of a post-apocalyptic street.
Hollywood big screen movies are usually not a game because they killed children, which would undoubtedly have been the case if Bullock's character did not save the kids known as Boy and Girl. Therefore, the positive attitude is not really surprising.
Even more surprising is how the novel on which the Netflix movie is based fails. As The Hollywood Reporter points out, Malorie and Boy and Girl in the eponymous Josh Malerman novel reach the sanctuary in 201
The film manager of Susanne Bier (19459003), Susanne Bier, explained the decision to deviate from source material an interview with Polygon:
"The film is slightly more positive." The film differs in many ways from the book but he is also very 19459004 (19459004) I would not have wanted to shoot an apocalyptic film that had no hopeful ending In a sense, everything I did had a hopeful ending I'm not particularly interested in leaving the audience from the cinema or from his own screen, with a kind of totally bleak vision I do not really believe in that. "
Even though it starts brutally, Netflix Bird Box certainly lands on hope. Whether this leads to a better movie is another matter.