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‘Bird Box’ leaves viewers in suspense

This Netflix film is guaranteed to leave viewers on the edge of their seats.

This Netflix film is guaranteed to leave viewers on the edge of their seats.

IMAGE / Courtesy of flickr / Ted

This Netflix film is guaranteed to leave viewers on the edge of their seats.

IMAGE / Courtesy of flickr / Ted

IMAGE / Courtesy of flickr / Ted

This Netflix film is guaranteed to leave viewers on the edge of their seats.

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Warning! Article contains spoilers.

Netflix draws thousands of people to their TV and phone screens, like a moth to a flame.

The app’s newest sci-fi/thriller flick “Bird Box,” was released on Dec.13, 2018.

This suspense-filled drama is based on the novel written by American singer Josh Malerman, published on March 27, 2014.

The film transitions between the present and five years prior, when the invisible entities first appeared. For having flashbacks throughout a majority of the film, it’s surprisingly easy to follow.

Main character Malorie Hayes was pregnant while living with her sister Jessica when the monsters first appeared in America.

Malorie is played by Sandra Bullock while Jessica is portrayed by Sarah Paulson. Paulson is well-known as a common character in the series “American Horror Story.”

Right away, it seemed the world had met its end.

Bullock’s onscreen sister was driving and appeared to see an entity, causing her to crash the car purposely in an attempt to commit suicide.

A series of events only added depth to the situation when Bullock ended up in a house with a deranged old man, another pregnant woman, her future significant other, and other survivors of the invisible monsters.

Junior Seth Green enjoyed the movie.

“I thought the movie had the best suspense buildup, and an even bigger plot twist,” Green said.

When the kindness of the people in the house is taken for granted, a mysterious stranger, who can see the beings without harming himself, attempts to show the creatures to the group, causing one result: death.

Now Bullock juggles the responsibilities of being a parent along with maintaining survival for herself and her two young children.

She and the two 5-year-olds, Boy and Girl venture along a dangerous river in order to reach a safe haven to save their lives.

Junior Camilla Trivilino liked the film but felt it had too many plot holes.

“My favorite part was the very ending scene when the mother finally named the kids after their parents,” Trivilano said. “I thought it was a good movie, but they didn’t explain the concept of the monsters very well.”

It seems from the moment you press play people are dropping like flies.

The film demonstrates a strong theme of sacrifice, as many of the characters sacrificed themselves so the others could survive.

The character Tom (Trevante Rhodes) put his children and wife’s lives above his own when they were surrounded by deranged people with the unique ability of not dying when seeing the monsters, which resulted in his death.

“Bird Box” held many vital components you’d like to see and feel within a thriller movie.

Without the suspense buildup and the many plot twists, this film would not have been as successful.

The featured image used was obtained from flickr.

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