Bird Box (2018)
Director: Susanne Bier
Screenplay: Eric Heisserer based on the novel by Josh Malerman
Stars: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, Jacki Weaver and B.D. Wong.
The Pitch: “Let’s turn the apocalyptic novel Bird Box into a movie!”
Tagline: Never Lose Sight of Survival.
The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…
When an unknown global pandemic strikes a diverse group of strangers find themselves barricaded in a house. They soon discover that unknown entities are causing people who see them to go crazy and kill themselves or others. As the time they’re holed up grows longer and supplies grow smaller, they become as much a threat to each other as the unknown that awaits outside.
I’m a huge fan of apocalyptic movies where strangers must find a way to get along to survive. Bird Box falls into this category and doesn’t disappoint. Although this is clearly a Sandra Bullock showcase, she is surrounded by an excellent supporting cast. Trevante Rhodes is especially good.
Fans of The Mist, World War Z and the like should really enjoy this new twist on the apocalypse.