Spoiler alert: In this column, I’ll review the popular Netflix movie “Bird Box.” I explore the movie’s ending. If you like suspenseful sci-fi movies, I recommend watching it first, then returning to this column. Be aware that the movie plot includes mass suicides.
Across all corners of social media, people have been talking about the Netflix original “Bird Box.” I soon became curious enough to watch it for myself and form my own opinion about it.
“Listen to me: We’re going on a 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 circumstances are you allowed to take off your blindfold.”
That ominous speech opens the movie, spoken in a dead-serious tone by Malorie (Sandra Bullock).
As if she were speaking to me, I grappled with the outlandishness and harshness of her commands and wondered if I could follow her orders, were I thrust into her world.
If I can place myself in a movie, even in a situation as far-fetched as the one in “Bird Box,” with its apocalyptic chaos caused by mysterious beings whose appearance causes people to commit suicide, if even then I can see myself in it, then the movie has piqued my interest.
From the start, I was hooked, curious to see what would happen next. As “Bird Box” layered mystery upon mystery and introduced more and more plot questions, I expected disappointment.
My friend Sajid warned me, saying that he lost interest and ditched out in the last 30 minutes of the movie, so I expected that it would leave me bitter and dissatisfied.