With horror writ large into its premise, Netflix’ novel cinematic offering Bird Box has garnered controversy and commercial success in equal measure. The production team attracted a fair share of criticism for timing the release coinciding with Christmas festivities. But if the proof lies in the pudding, then these factors did not matter in the end, as Bird Box became one of the largest successes in the history of content streaming.
Reviewers elsewhere have compared Bird Box to A Quiet Place, another horror feature that introduced monsters that employed a form of echo-location device to target their victims. Whereas in Bird Box, it is the sense of vision that is deployed to achieve evil designs. While this central premise is a novel idea in cinema, most of the rest of the elements in the film were dismissed by critics as either ‘tried and tested, and hence, tired’ or as ‘too incoherent to make a . . . Read More