Bird Box

Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a survivor and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.

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Film Cast:

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

Film Crew:

  • Casting: Jina Jay
  • Executive Producer: Susanne Bier
  • Casting: Mary Vernieu
  • Unit Production Manager: Clayton Townsend
  • Music: Trent Reznor
  • Art Direction: Richard L. Johnson
  • Director of Photography: Salvatore Totino
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Glenn Freemantle
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Ben Barker
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Richard Pryke
  • Makeup Department Head: Ken Diaz
  • Executive Producer: Sandra Bullock
  • Second Unit Director: Alexander Witt
  • Producer: Scott Stuber
  • Stunts: Allan Graf
  • Production Design: Jan Roelfs
  • Costume Design: Signe Sejlund
  • Producer: Chris Morgan
  • Set Decoration: Brana Rosenfeld
  • Stunt Double: Derek Graf
  • Executive Producer: Eric Heisserer
  • Art Direction: Erik Polczwartek
  • Music: Atticus Ross
  • Graphic Designer: Dianne Chadwick
  • Producer: Dylan Clark
  • Executive Producer: Alexa Faigen
  • Producer: Barbara Muschietti
  • Contact Lens Technician: Robert Smithson
  • Stunt Driver: Efka Kvaraciejus
  • Creature Design: Mark ‘Crash’ McCreery
  • Sound Editor: Danny Freemantle
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Gregory L. McMurry
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Jeff Capogreco
  • Visual Effects Producer: Michele C. Vallillo
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Gregory D. Liegey
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Sven Taits
  • Makeup Artist: Whitney James
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Chris Holmes
  • Makeup Artist: Kristina Vogel
  • Special Effects Makeup Artist: Danny Wagner
  • Set Dresser: Scott M. Anderson
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Jan Krupp
  • Casting: Michelle Wade Byrd
  • Post Production Supervisor: Lisa Rodgers
  • Hair Department Head: Rita Troy
  • Sound Mixer: Willie D. Burton
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Mark Bakowski
  • First Assistant Director: Mark Cotone
  • Editor: Ben Lester
  • Production Supervisor: Selena Carrillo
  • Visual Effects Producer: Karl Rumpf
  • Visual Effects Producer: David Robinson
  • Novel: Josh Malerman
  • Stunts: Bethany Levy
  • Stunt Coordinator: Malosi Leonard
  • Art Direction: Bryan Lane
  • Storyboard Artist: Federico D’Alessandro
  • Sound Editor: Robert Malone
  • Second Assistant Director: Eric Glasser
  • Sound Effects Editor: Nicholas Freemantle
  • Hairstylist: Julie Rea
  • Set Production Assistant: Dominic Pacitti
  • Sound Effects Editor: Dayo James
  • Hairstylist: Christi Cagle
  • Associate Producer: Kelly Helstrom
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Marcus Taormina
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Jesse Morrow
  • Key Hair Stylist: Ai Nakata
  • Executive Producer: Ryan Lewis
  • Hairstylist: Michelle Ceglia
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Matt McKinnon
  • Second Unit: Ethan Ross
  • Stunts: Chanon Finley
  • Storyboard Artist: Cristiano Donzelli
  • Executive Producer: Ainsley Davies
  • Conceptual Design: Coral D’Alessandro
  • Art Department Coordinator: Sarah Lopez
  • Visual Effects Producer: Kacy McDonald
  • Visual Effects Producer: Sinje Gebauer
  • Visual Effects Producer: Sophie Dawes
  • Visual Effects Producer: Jeff Brown

Movie Reviews:

  • Gimly: Kind of a _The Happening_ meets _A Quiet Place_, but better than the latter and **way** better than the former. Maybe I didn’t get eeeeeeverything I wanted out of _Bird Box_ but I’m still on board. I know that I opened this up by saying the movie is very much like two other movies, but what I liked most about is honestly that it’s unlike 99.99% of the horror genre, and that little variation was just what I needed today.

    _Final rating:★★★½ – I really liked it. Would strongly recommend you give it your time._

  • Wuchak: ***Well, at least it doesn’t have zombies***

    A mass epidemic strikes Earth which makes people go crazy and commit suicide, but only IF they are not blindfolded and SEE the mysterious phenomena. A group of Californians find succor in an abode with covered windows. One woman (Sandra Bullock) and two children try to make it down a remote river to find sanctuary, blindfolded. Trevante Rhodes and John Malkovich costar.

    “Bird Box” (2018) is a post-apocalyptic survival adventure/horror with an original concept and elements of flicks like “The Book of Eli” (2010), “The Mist” (2007), “Carriers” (2009) and “Stake Land” (2010). The reason for the apocalypse is what makes “Bird Box” standout and, thankfully, there are no zombies, yet it’s the least of these for a couple of reasons.

    For one, I didn’t find the dramatic dynamics of the group all that captivating, but it was okay. If you’re a fan of Bullock you’ll probably like this movie more than me. I appreciated Rosa Salazar as Lucy, but her role isn’t that significant. Meanwhile Rhodes and Malkovich are effective.

    The concept behind the mass crisis is where the movie fails. It’s sort of explained and yet it isn’t. There are too many inconsistencies and what appears to be plot holes. It’s basically a bunch of malarkey and reflects lazy writing. People on message boards debate back-and-forth ad nauseam, but the movie’s too nonsensical and meh to make it worth the effort.

    The film runs 2 hours and 4 minutes and was shot in Southern Cal (Monrovia, La Puente, Santa Clarita, Smith River, Scripps College and Los Angeles).

    GRACE: C

  • Kamurai: Decent watch, might watch again, and can recommend, at least as a one-off.

    I have technical frustrations with this movie, but it’s premise alone is interesting enough that anyone interested in survival style movies should watch it, though I’m not sure how many people are re-watching this.

    The movie is cast very well: Sandra Bullock and Jon Malkovich, both wonderfully portray jerk characters in completely different lights, along side several supporting actors who all deliver adequately or better.

    As most of the movie takes place inside a single house, they manage to keep things interesting there and vary up a few select locations, to include a city that is amazingly detailed in all the chaos unfurling and a river that is somehow both expanse enough you could feel lost and also claustrophobic in its restriction: it’s a movie that presents very well.

    My big qualm is the structure of the writing: not the writing itself. All the dialogue and story arcs are great, but the RIDICULOUS insistence on re-ordering a story and not benefiting from it is just annoying.

    The second half of the story is interspersed with the first half of the story so you alternate back and forth. Really, who tells a story and jumps ahead 3/5 of the way, then back, then when you get to the 3/5 mark, not reiterate what is happening there.

    I might watch this again, but I know I won’t truly enjoy it until I finally take the time to edit into the correct order.

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