Showing posts with label bird box. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bird box. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Watch on Netflix: Bird Box (2018)


2018 has given us quite a few reasons to believe that women can do more in Hollywood than what they’ve been regulated to do. Similar to the science-fiction film Annihilation (romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians, crime-drama Widows - to name a few) released earlier this year, Bird Box is another example of an unexpected film telling a different kind of story than the ones we’re always to used to: female roles can be complex, actresses don’t have to stick a certain genre, and men can be more than be the only strong character.

Based on the book by Josh Mallerman (which I’m anxiously reading right now), a mysterious virus triggers people into killing themselves and sparks an international apocalypse. Mallory, an artistic hermit who is not prepare to give birth to her child let alone the end of the world, must fight to step outside of her shell in order to survive. Forced to live alongside fellow survivors – an Army vet Tom (Trevant Rhodes), an MAGA conspiratorial Douglas (John Malkovich), a young and naive pregnant woman Olympia (Danielle Macdonald) - she has to remain guarded enough to stay alive but also not lose all hope in humanity.