‘Bird Box’ Image Gallery Blindfolds the Cast

Never lose sight of survival.

Directed by Susanne Bier and penned by Eric Heisserer (The Thing, A Nightmare On Elm Street, Final Destination 5, Lights Out, Arrival), we now have the full image gallery for Bird Box (read our review), now in limited theaters before streaming on Netflix next Friday.

Sandra Bullock stars in this post-apocalyptic thriller in which unknown entities show people their worst fears and send them into a suicidal rage.

“When a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your life. Facing the unknown, Malorie finds love, hope and a new beginning only for it to unravel. Now she must flee with her two children down a treacherous river to the one place left that may offer sanctuary. But to survive, they’ll have to undertake the perilous two-day journey blindfolded.”

Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, Colson Baker, and BD Wong stars with Sarah Paulson, and John Malkovich.

[Review] ‘Bird Box’: Sandra Bullock Can’t Save This Bland Thriller

In the Susanne Bier-directed Bird Box, which Netflix releases in limited theaters December 13 before streaming worldwide on December 21, Sandra Bullock plays a woman who fights to protect her two children during the onset of an unseen apocalypse.

Bird Box is interestingly similar to A Quiet Place, only has been in development since 2013 when IT and Mama director Andy Muschietti was attached to direct. While the latter focuses on sound, Bird Box takes on sight. In this thriller, the apocalypse hits like a storm when people randomly commit suicide after seeing “something”. In a sequence awfully similar to the opening of “American Horror Story: Apocalypse”, Bullock’s newly-pregnant Malorie eventually finds shelter in a house with Douglas (John Malkovich) and several others.

While this all may sound exciting, Bird Box struggles to find momentum and to escape its cliché ties to the genre. The film actually opens in the present, with Malorie and the two children pushing their way down river – blindfolded. She’s stern – maybe even a little mean as she explains “the rules”. In an attempt to keep the film energized, the story switches back and forth between the trio’s fight for survival and Malorie’s experiences within the house that birthed the children. While the former is reminiscent of A Quiet Place, the latter plays out like a George A. Romero zombie film or even Stephen King’s “The Mist”. Unfortunately, it’s painful watching these survivors bicker back and forth as they’re about as generic as they come. The script can’t escape horror history as the characters feel more like xerox copies of previous protagonists/antagonists, only less interesting and bloated with unnecessary exposition.

Still, Bird Box has its moments, including a fun gag with car sensors, plenty of violence, and of course, Bullock’s performance. What’s unfortunate is that this comes after A Quiet Place, a far superior film that smartly leaves the past behind and focuses more on the suspensful present. Bird Box‘s cross-editing is not only disengaging, but leaves the viewer stuck in a house for the majority of the film. If anything, the best moments come when Malorie and the children are blindfolded and terrified in the middle of nowhere.

Bird Box isn’t awful, but it is pretty bland. With the amount of content unrolling this holiday season, you could do a lot better than this.

‘Alita’ Battles Derek Mears (Jason Voorhees) In First Clip [Video]

Fox has released the first clip from Robert Rodriguez‘s sci-fi thriller Alita: Battle Angel, a feature film based on the Japanese manga series “Gunnm” by Yukito Kishiro that’s now releasing Valentine’s Day weekend after being bumped out of Christmas.

The footage is an extended sequence of a scene shown in the trailer where the title character is ambushed in an alley and kicks the crap out of her assaulters. The first, interestingly enough, is played by Derek Mears (Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th remake and Swamp Thing in the forthcoming series).

Set in the 26th century…

“Alita tells of a female cyborg that is discovered in a scrapyard by a scientist. With no memory of her previous life except her deadly martial-arts training, the woman becomes a bounty hunter, tracking down criminals. The action-adventure story is meant to serve as a backdrop to themes of self-discovery and the search for love.”

The cast includes Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley and Keean Johnson.

Latest Clip for ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL Unleashed at Game Awards

There’s a huge crossover between fans of video games and fans of dystopian horror sci-fi movies. It’s no wonder, then, that produces of Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel decided The Game Awards was the perfect venue to unleash some previously unseen footage from the film, arriving in US theaters on February 14th.

Synopsis:
Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido, a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens, she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious past.

Variety previously reported the budget for the film is a whopping $200M; it was shot using CG animation and was shot in 3D using the stereo imaging system developed by James Cameron. The film stars Eiza González, Jennifer Connelly, and Rosa Salazar.

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Bird Box (2018) – Trailer – Trailer Video

o2AsIXSh2xo.jpgTrailer: Bird Box (2018)In the wake of an unknown global terror, a mother must find the strength to flee with her children down a treacherous river in search of safety. Due to unseen deadly forces, the perilous journey must be made blindly. Directed by Academy Award winner Susanne Bier, Bird Box is a thriller starring […]

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‘Bird Box’: Netflix Shows Sandra Bullock Her Worst Fears [Trailer]

Never lose sight of survival.

Netflix just surprised us all with the trailer and announcement of a post-apocalyptic thriller opening this Christmas.

Directed by Susanne Bier and penned by Eric Heisserer (The Thing, A Nightmare On Elm Street, Final Destination 5, Lights Out, Arrival), Bird Box open in theaters and on the streaming December 21st.

Sandra Bullock stars in this post-apocalyptic thriller in which unknown entities show people their worst fears and send them into a suicidal rage.

“When a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your life. Facing the unknown, Malorie finds love, hope and a new beginning only for it to unravel. Now she must flee with her two children down a treacherous river to the one place left that may offer sanctuary. But to survive, they’ll have to undertake the perilous two-day journey blindfolded.”

Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, Colson Baker, and BD Wong stars with Sarah Paulson, and John Malkovich.