Bird Box-Netflix sensation

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  1. kelnet

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    We were out of town, spending a couple of days with friends. They had already watched it, and insisted that we watch it with them. I'll never trust their judgement again.

    I was bored almost from the beginning. It was basically a zombie-apocalypse movie with a twist. I think the movie ruined any suspense by starting with the river. None of the deaths were a surprise.
     
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    I watched 30 minutes of it, bleh
     
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    Just finished watching it. Not bad but I don’t see what all the hype is about.


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    Sandra.jpg M.Jackson.jpg My wife and I watched last night and we were not impressed, either. As mentioned, Malcovich did a great job, as always!
    Is it just me, or did Sandra Bullock, during the parts where her hair was short, look somewhat like Michael Jackson toward the end of all his 'plasty? She's had some work done to her nose or something.
     
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    Reminded me of an M. Night Shamalamadingdong movie. As others have said, the movie was gripping at the beginning only to peter out at the end.
     
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    Some really good performances in a disappointing movie.
     
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    The author lives in my town. Saw him in CVS the other day. Book was a big deal - obviously not as big as the movie ! It was a “community read” in the neighborhood -which my wife did - and then he gave a talk at the library.

    45 million viewings of the movie.Hope the dude got some kind of back end deal - which he probably didn’t . Producers try to grab books super early so that they can buy ALL the rights cheap.

    10 years ago M Night Shamalamdingdong made The Happening which Birdbox is remarkably similar to. How this has not come up in reviews is astonishing.
     
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    We saw The Quiet Place last Fall...really excellent movie and with a spoken script you could write on a 3x5 card. My wife was watching The Bird Box yesterday, and I caught parts of it and thought it very similar to The Quiet Place. You know, like Lionel Ritchie's "Say YOU Say ME" is very similar to The Beatles "A Day In The Life".
     
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    ^^^ Now wAtch 20 minutes of The Happening and you’ll be astonished how similar it is to that as well.
     
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    "M Night Shamalamdingdong"....LMAO
     
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    In defense of shamalamadingdong, he can make an excellent movie, at times.
    Like "The Sixth Sense", which spawned all these generally way inferior movies with the same twist concept (No, you're not being haunted, you are DOING the haunting).

    Having said that, I thought "What Lies Beneath" was really well done
     
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    Bird Box? Sat through it. You might last 15 min blind folded. Face it ... it sucks.
     
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    We watched it last night, new year's Eve. Girlfriend's parents stream Netflix so it wasn't exactly my choice.

    There were lots of plot and plausibility issues. Plus, and don't lambast me too much....I just don't care much for Sandra Bullock or John Malkovich. Their acting is top notch, don't get me wrong. There's just something off-putting to me about both.
     
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    Pretencious script that reads as if it was devoloped by algorythm based on better movies with better acting...i call it poor mans quiet place
     
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    Just a horrible waste of my time. #regret, I watched another movie


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    ^^^ ”regret I watched another movie” ?

    I would hazard a guess and say the problem might not be just that particular movie...o_O

    Maybe knitting or hunting or chess or fencing or a good book...
     
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    Don't forget "Signs", that one was pretty good. And although it was a bit anti-climactic, I liked "Unbreakable".
     
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    I still have a schoolboy crush on Sandy and have been planning to watch it.
    Maybe I'll just watch one of her other movies
     
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    I used to have a dog who's name was pronounced "deeogee". The vet asked me how to spell that. Personalized food/water bowls were easy to find. But I digress....
     
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    I liked it, but I'm a sucker for post-apoctalyptic wastelands. Try reading "Alas, Babylon" sometime. Riveting book.
     
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