Netflix fans have turned the Bird Box house into a tourist attraction

Netflix fans have turned the Bird Box house into a tourist attraction

Can people take off their blinders and realize that "Bird Box" has a plot more full of holes than a piece of swiss cheese?

"Bird Box" was released over the holiday break and Netflix claimed a record number of its subscribers have watched it within its first week. If you look at them, you kill yourself immediately.

They barely speak but the children (and Bullock) are the only ones we end up caring about, as the other characters are one-dimensional and typecast.

Located in the Los Angeles suburb of Monrovia, the house in question is the setting where Bullock's character Malorie Hayes seeks shelter when the world starts to go to shit.

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The survivors are set upon not only by the monsters, but by mentally ill people who find the monsters lovely, and run about trying to rip off other people's blindfolds so they, too, can see them.

As Bergholtz makes clear, this is just one look as the "fatal "vision" that each character saw would most likely be different for each person". They're never shown. But not because they are either so terrifying or so lovely that we could not bear them.

The film, starring Sandra Bullock and directed by Susanne Bier (and based on Josh Malerman's 2014 novel of the same name) revolves around a mysterious, unseen entity that forces people who look directly at it to commit suicide.

It flashes forward five years as Malorie, now with two children in tow, attempts to navigate her way to safety down a treacherous river while blindfolded. Considering her pregnant state and emotional arc thru (sic) the movie, the producers felt Sandra's nightmare would have something to do with a twisted, demonic baby creature attacking her (that's as much as I could gather about the context of the scene anyway). Searching for hope and a new beginning, a woman and her children embark on a risky journey through the woods and down a river to find the one place that may offer sanctuary.

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