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I just watched this last night and thought it was very good. Netflix is doing a very good job making movies. This movie is definitely worth watching. Reminded me a little of The Happening, but with much better acting. Plus my favorite genre is post apocalyptic, so this was an excellent movie, IMO. Some people don't like movies that don't tell you all the answers, but I like movies that do not have to explain every detail and leave it open to imagination.
 

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I laid down in bed wed. night and was going to fall asleep to what I believed would be a "ok" movie. two hours later I was still awake. I enjoyed it, too many unanswered questions.
 

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How can a movie where you already know the story from the book be as enjoyable as the book which was all new to you?
The book allowed me to experience the world more from the main character's perspective. Since I couldn't see anything other than the words on the page, I was just as blind to the world as she was. Don't get me wrong, the movie was good and I did enjoy it, but had I see the movie first and then read the book, I still would say the book was better.
 

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I would have liked to see what the actual entity looked like. Did it/they actually look like the drawings?
Honestly, I'm glad they didn't show us whatever the things look like, because in nearly every movie involving aliens/mystical creatures/whatever it's usually a let down to see that whatever cool thing you imagined seeing actually now looks like some cheap awful CGI bullshirt. I appreciate the restraint.
 

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Honestly, I'm glad they didn't show us whatever the things look like, because in nearly every movie involving aliens/mystical creatures/whatever it's usually a let down to see that whatever cool thing you imagined seeing actually now looks like some cheap awful CGI bullshirt. I appreciate the restraint.
I agree. The drawings the insane guy did were perfect. I searched online and apparently their is a deleted scene that shows them and uhhhhhh. Yeah the drawings and imagination work much better.

"“It was a green man with a horrific baby face. It was snake-like, and I was like, ‘I don’t want to see it when it first happens. Just bring it into the room. We’ll shoot the scene.’ I turn and he’s like [growling at me.] It’s making me laugh. It was just a long fat baby.”
 

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I watched it last night on my commute home from work. Really enjoyed it, although I did see some pretty obvious plot holes, several of which were mentioned already.

I was thinking pretty early on in the flick "what about blind people?" So at the end when they get to that building/door I knew it was going to be some kind of facility for blind people.
 
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so, was there no road to this school for the blind? before the events take place, how did people get to this school? seems weird by boat was the only route.
 

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so, was there no road to this school for the blind? before the events take place, how did people get to this school? seems weird by boat was the only route.
I think the roads might have not only been littered with dead bodies but also those looking to make more dead bodies. Just my opinion though.
 

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I was thinking about watching this, but hadn't up until now. I will probably check it out thanks to your description OP. I'm into the post-apocalyptic thing too.
 

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I think I have decided to read this book. My favorite genre is post apocalyptic with two of my all time favorite books "The Stand" and "Swan Song" At under three hundred pages, this one doesn't really fit with those two monsters but I think I will like it anyway.
 

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I would have liked to see what the actual entity looked like. Did it/they actually look like the drawings?
So after reading this, I take it back...

So according to an interview...

It was a green man with a horrific baby face. It was snake-like, and I was like, 'I don't want to see it when it first happens. Just bring it into the room. We'll shoot the scene.' I turn, and he's like this [growling at me.] It's making me laugh. It was just a long fat baby.
https://www.cinemablend.com/news/2464256/bird-box-deleted-an-unintentionally-hilarious-scene-showing-the-monster
 

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I agree. I also enjoyed the movie with the exception of one MINOR issue...

I would have liked to see what the actual entity looked like. Did it/they actually look like the drawings? And speaking of which, was it ever truly explained how the certain few were able to survive seeing the entity? Was it just because they had mental issues? So technically, that's two issues.
My first thought actually jumped to “what if you’re a legit psychopath - you literally cannot feel regret over anything to kill yourself over. I reckon that’s at play here.
 

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