'Bird Box' Has Some Gripping Moments -- But it's No 'A Quiet Place'
Netflix’s horror thriller Bird Box opens with Sandra Bullock’s character Malorie cruelly threatening two small children. “Listen to me," she says. "We’re going on the trip now; it’s going to be rough. If you hear something in the woods, you tell me. If you hear something in the water, you tell me, but under no circumstance are you allowed to take off your blindfold. If you do, I will hurt you." Cold and calculated, Malorie is a woman driven by the need to survive — and she’s done so for years, by the skin of her teeth.
Zipping back five years into the past, we discover how Malorie ended up in this apocalyptic hell. A pregnant artist who doesn’t seem to have the time or the emotional range for the baby that she is carrying, Malorie's world collapses as a suicide-inducing plague comes cracking through the earth bringing humanity to its knees.
After witnessing a woman crack her skull in half by bashing it against a pane glass window, and seeing her sister (Sarah Paulson)’s pupils dilate in fear before she endangers both Malorie's life and her own — Malorie finds herself pregnant, alone and without any connection to the life she once knew. Stumbling into an open door off the street, she finds herself amongst an eclectic group of survivors.
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