FLICK IN A LIMERICK

After a sensation starts to wipe out the population
A house full of misfits cut off all outside communication
Mysterious voices
Cause people to make bad choices
A mother must trek to get her children to salvation

SHOT CALLER – Susanne Bier

ROLE PLAY (Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, Lil Rell Howery, Danielle Mcdonald, Machine Gun Kelley, Rosa Salazar, Jacki Weaver, B.D. Wong)

NOSE CANDY

” Listen to me we are going on a trip if you hear something tell me but under no circumstances are you allowed to take off your blindfold”

” I would like to thank you for making the end of the world…great again”

“Every contact we have made with the outside has brought us death!”

” If something happens to me what do you do? You save yourself! say it”

“Is this the kind of life you want for these kids? Your kids deserve hope”
“Every decision I have made has been for those kids”

” You can have me but please don’t take my children!”

STYLE POINTS

+opening chaos sequence
+surveillance camera death scene
+freezer death scene
+river boat crash
+birth scene and aftermath

MONEY SHOT

Tom vs gang in the woods

THE BIG FINISH

Netflix has been doing the most when it comes to their marketing campaign for the latest big budget feature Bird Box. When I say Sandra Bullock carried this film she CARRIED this film including every one who was trapped in that house with her. Which is incredible considering the amount of casual star power there is to offer. The academy award winner has knack of elevating any picture she is in no matter how terrible to a respectable product. This is also a good outing for Trevante Rhodes who really shined here and needed the experience of working side by side with a great veteran actress such as Bullock. There is an abundance of action sequences that are visually pleasing. Also provided are some nice cameo spots by LIl Rel and Machine Gun Kelley that will draw up some laughs. As much as I enjoyed this film it was not enough to side step the giant plot holes. The lack of consistency of who would hear voices and who could live without blindfolds actually became very frustrating. With the amount of memes and social media buzz however, Netflix has to be proud of what it accomplished with this movie so for them it is a company win. Far from a complete picture Bird Box is wildly amusing and ultimately lives up to all the hype.

-C.H

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