mum and dad
DON'T TAKE YOUR BLINDFOLD OFF, NOOOOOOO!
Look at me go, I am watching new horror films, only a week after it came out, (this review took a few days to write, but I did watch Birdbox a week after it came out.), I have seen Birdbox. And bonus - I managed to get both parents to join me, well, both joined me, then mum went to bed, so watched it with dad, and then watched it with mum the next day... "Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a mother and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety."
I had very high hopes for this film, very very high hopes actually, so high that you could almost get vertigo from it. Before it was even released, there were articles everywhere stating how good and scary it was. Not only that, but it had Sandra Bullock in it - good old Sandra Bullock, and who doesn't love her?!
TED TALK THOUGH. Before getting into the actual review, I have seen a few articles on how Millenials are only just learning who Sandra Bullock is, and are referring to her as 'Birdbox lady' or are comparing her to Michael Jackson after he's had his nose surgery. This is the biggest load of Bullock, I have ever heard! I am a Millenial and we are born between 1981 and 1996 and so definitely, 100% know who Sandra Bullock is and love her. Some might be more Miss Congeniality fans, I on the other hand, as much as I love Miss Congeniality, am 100% a Speed lover - that film is so damn great. What a classic. The generation that might not know Sandra Bullock, shockingly, would more feasibly be Post-Millenials, born between 1997 and now, but even they should know her. My nan probably doesn't know her by name though, so it might even be the old people... Definitely not Millenials... Stop trying to make us look bad. THANK YOU FOR COMING TO MY TED TALK. Resuming the review...now.
I was very pleasantly and impressed by Birdbox. I hands down agree with all the reviews saying how it's one of the best films of the year and it definitely deserved being watched over 45 million times in its opening week. I completely get why, I mean, I did watch it twice in two days due to the parents but I do not regret either.
Birdbox just kept me watching the whole way through, there is just a feeling of impending doom with it too, as you know how hard it would be to not look, and if you did look, you would commit suicide. Not good. I liked all the characters in this film, even the ones that were nasty as they added to the story - some were a bit stupid though, I can't lie, thanks to them, people died. And died in glorious ways they did - oh so many glorious ways. I obviously don't like it when good people in films die, but if they have to, I want them to go in a highly original and bloody way, and in Birdbox, they did not disappoint. Not the goriest but there was still blood and there was still originality - kind of like a more tense and better version of The Happening - even though I actually don't mind that film... It is very much like if The Happening, Don't Breath and A Quiet Place had an orgy and made some form of a love child. I have to say though, out of all of those films, Birdbox is my favourite, I really did enjoy it.
Birdbox was a lovely like surprise that actually stood up to the hype. It wasn't perfect, and I feel it could have been scarier, but I still enjoyed it thoroughly and would happily watch it again. Part of me kind of wishes they had left in the alternative ending, as it was definitely less happy... What I won't be doing though, is the #birdboxchallenge... Do I want to blindfold myself and do everyday things that suddenly turn dangerous when you can't see? Nope!
Now onto my parents thoughts.
Mum is easier to get to watch horror films with, as she can be persuaded fairly easily, dad on the other hand, is harder work but he will still watch some but he doesn't tend to be a fan and can't remember most of the horror films he has watched.
In this instance, he actually liked this film, and mum did not think much of it at all - mum wasn't even that stressed during it, and she normally is during horrors.
On a side note though, dad has always had a little thing for Sandra Bullock so that may have swayed him ever so slightly... At least one of them liked it though...
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