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Posted: January 1st, 2019, 4:16pm Report to Moderator
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Just in case you're on a fence to watch this: A very nice surprise - Wow! I was a big fan of A Quiet Place but this seemed to have such a bigger impact. My wife and I were riveted from the very start and it never let up. Some big names with great performances.

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Cool - it's in my watch list


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I had been reading about the numerous plot holes in this.  But I just read the script and it seemed ok. Hmmm


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I got bored halfway through. My gf enjoyed it though.
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I wanted to LOVE it but ended up just liking it ok. For me, it felt like a copy of A Quiet Place, except with some GIANT stars. I had to research after and found out the book for BirdBox WAS out before A Quiet Place... so they didn't rip on it, but wow... I remember how excited I was watching a movie where they could not talk. I was surprised that they this movie broke the 'norm' and I love this.

Birdbox... Things I didn't like.. the hokey monster my husband called a Leaf Monster. The parakeets were cool, but they would never survive that bout where they were under water for however long in the rapids. And when the guy showed up that wanted to make them look at the monster...Also, I did not like her relationship with the children. I get that she didn't want kids.. so she calls them girl/boy but after a while I'd have liked to see her bond with them and show a bit of character arc by her naming them or something. There were strong relationships in Quiet Place although there was the conflict with the strained father/kid, but they overcame that.  I dunno.. this BirdBox will probably take awards, maybe even away from Quiet Place, but I liked Quiet Place better.


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A Quiet Place - noise
BirdBox - sight

Come on, people, get writing on something that attacks the sense of smell, these kind of scripts are in. Or, you touch something - you go crazy, better yet, you think of something and it sets you off, ballistic.

I watched the movie, it wasn't good, but it wasn't as bad as some people made it out to be. The ending was very predictable though. Not necessarily a bad thing.

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We can pick apart the logic of The Bird Box and A Quiet Place but in an environment of oversaturation of superhero movies both of these movies were a nice change. I saw AQP at the movies and thoroughly enjoyed it. BB was entertaining - Malkovich elevates anything he's in and Sandra Bullock also has enough star power and gravitas to likewise  move this beyond midday-movie fare. Best to enjoy the pure fantasy of both of them imho

Btw, Josh Malerman wrote the novel, The Bird Box well before AQP was conceived.  The screenplay for BB took some liberties and detours away from the novel - improvements that made the opening far more filmic and suspenseful for an audience yet still held true to Malerman's basic story.

If there was more content like this on Netflix I'd be a happy chappy.

P.S. Demento:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1439572/
A chef and a scientist fall in love as an epidemic begins to rob people of their sensory perceptions.
Ewan McGregor, Eva Green.

Not a bad little movie...


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It was only Malkovich that kept me in till the halfway point. I don't watch superhero films or anything overtly Hollywood so I've seen quite a few of these types of films already and have just had enough of them. You've seen one, you've seen 'em all. I get bored very easily. My gf was riveted to the screen though and seemed thoroughly satisfied (ahem) at the end.

I'd like to see more content like it, but only in terms of it being original-ish. Just blatantly rehashing isn't. Perhaps it's time for a spoof. If you get an erection, you die!
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The Ritual,  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5638642/ Calibre, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6218358/  - these are the gems showing on Netflix that keep me going. All too often though there's prolific content but not much I want to watch. Rather read a good book.

P.S. Dustin - really ramping it up from just going blind then, eh?  


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Quoted from Dustin
Perhaps it's time for a spoof. If you get an erection, you die!

That's a good one actually. Something I could definitely do... and I'd have fun writing it too.  


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I had an idea where people couldn’t eat or drink so they stumbled around with mobile IV drips lol


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People can't go number 2, so they have to eat just enough.
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Just finished it.  Would not have paid money at the theater for it.  Fairly gruesome in spots, so if you haven't seen it, be prepared for that.

Gary


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Quoted from Dustin

I'd like to see more content like it, but only in terms of it being original-ish. Just blatantly rehashing isn't. Perhaps it's time for a spoof. If you get an erection, you die!


A shame that "Die Hard" is already taken as a title.




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Finished this today and I was okay'ish with it until the very end when it just ended in a super sweet unbelievable rosy end.  


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