Create Game Lists on MeltedJoystick.com
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  
 
  Login Using Facebook
Twitter
 
     

Chris Kavan's Movie Reviews (3360)

view profile + 
 
3/4
3.5/4
3/4
2.5/4
3/4
2.5/4
2.5/4
3/4
2/4
3/4
3.5/4
3/4
2.5/4
3/4
2.5/4
3.5/4
2.5/4
2.5/4
3/4
2.5/4
4/4
3/4
2.5/4
2.5/4
3/4

Next 25
 

Bird Box 
Open Your Eyes (Actually, Don't - You'll Die)
2.5/4 stars

It's hard not to compare Bird Box to other films (The Happening and The Road are the two most obvious parallels) but where this post-apocalyptic parenthood drama manages to stand out is on the shoulders of the two lead, Sandra Bullock and Trevante Rhodes - along with the two children, Vivien Lyra Blair and Julian Edwards. The concept is interesting - something causes a world-wide wave of suicides and it's brought about by eye contact. Thus blindfolds, black-out windows and other such things must be applied in order to survive. The film features a nice cast mix - even if most are only given the basic development. This includes the likes of John Malkovich, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Lil Rel Howery, Sarah Paulson and Danielle Macdonald among others. I do have to say I really enjoyed Tom Hollander's unhinged characters more than I should have. And the idea that birds can sense these entities or whatever was a nice touch.

In the end, Netflix might not have the most outstanding sci-fi horror drama ever conceived but it is worth checking out for the performances alone and has some nifty touches along the way.


Recent Comments

Comment On Review

 
 
Log In
Help on how to log into FilmCrave
Login with Facebook
Login with FilmCrave
 
 
What Members Are Doing
Movie Talk
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
Zombie/Zombie-like Movies by Stoney McStonerson
Movies To Watch by Cinemaniac
Movies I've Watched by Chris Ghost
Best films of 1994 by Daniel
Movies I Want To See by Laura
Top Films of 2001 by Neobowler
My Wish List by Serpent
My Wish List by bigman29

 

 

 

Contact FilmCrave Public Relations    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us

Jobs

About us

SiteMap

 

Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use

Privacy

   
Are you sure you want
to delete this review?