Bird Box

Post-apocalyptic thriller in which Michael Jackson (played by Sandra Bullock) runs away from NOTHING to try to get to safety. Meanwhile the story zips back and forth in time explaining why everyone’s afraid of NOTHING (haven’t been so scared of NOTHING since The Neverending Story…). Didn’t have that much going on story-wise, so seemed to me like another one of these Netflix exercises in seeing just how much tension and turmoil an audience will permit themselves to be put through (see also: The Handmaid’s Tale).  Literally, an emotional rollercoaster. But pretty well-executed. 👍

Summary

Bird Box (2018)

Release Date: Thursday 13th December, 2018
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson
Genres: Thriller, Drama, Science Fiction, Horror
Runtime: 124 min
Original Title: Bird Box
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Universal Pictures, Bluegrass Films, Chris Morgan Productions
When a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your life. Facing the unknown, Malorie finds love, hope and a new beginning only for it to unravel. Now she must flee with her two children down a treacherous river to the one place left that may offer sanctuary. But to survive, they'll have to undertake the perilous two-day journey blindfolded.

Cast Bird Box

  • Sandra Bullock
  • Role: Malorie
  • Trevante Rhodes
  • Role: Tom
  • John Malkovich
  • Role: Douglas
  • Sarah Paulson
  • Role: Jessica
  • Jacki Weaver
  • Role: Cheryl
  • Rosa Salazar
  • Role: Lucy
  • Danielle Macdonald
  • Role: Olympia
  • LilRel Howery
  • Role: Charlie
  • Tom Hollander
  • Role: Gary
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Role: Felix
  • BD Wong
  • Role: Greg
  • Pruitt Taylor Vince
  • Role: Rick
  • Vivien Lyra Blair
  • Role: 'Girl'
  • Julian Edwards
  • Role: 'Boy'
  • Parminder Nagra
  • Role: Dr. Lapham
  • Rebecca Pidgeon
  • Role: Lydia
  • Amy Gumenick
  • Role: Samantha
  • Taylor Handley
  • Role: Jason
  • Happy Anderson
  • Role: River Man
  • Kyle Beatty
  • Role: Elder Marauder
  • Ashley Alvarado
  • Role: Female Marauder
  • David Dastmalchian
  • Role: Whistling Marauder
  • Keith Jardine
  • Role: Yelling Marauder
  • Kristopher Logan
  • Role: Older Man
  • Shirley Butler
  • Role: Woman in Entryway
  • Chanon Finley
  • Role: Iris
  • Frank Mottek
  • Role: News Anchor
  • Danny Max
  • Role: Radio Newscaster #1 (voice)
  • Debra Mark
  • Role: Radio Newscaster #2 (voice)