It was almost impossible to be online the past few weeks without hearing of “Bird Box,” the new Netflix film that quickly turned into a viral sensation. But it can be argued that despite its near-instant popularity and reported record-breaking numbers, “Bird Box” left its viewers with a lot more questions than answers.
The smash hit horror, which had 45 million streams in its first week, sees Sandra Bullock and her fellow humans blindfolding themselves to avoid seeing an evil force. Meanwhile, viewers at home also couldn’t see the monsters thanks to a last minute decision to bin them from the movie – but so far, fans couldn’t help but wonder how they look like.
While the creature was cut from the final version of “Bird Box,” special effects artists actually created a mask for an actor to wear during the filmed sequence.
Howard Berger, the film’s special effects makeup creator, shared an image of the creature on Instagram, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the unused prosthetics. The post is now deleted, but it has since been re-uploaded by other netizens.
“It’s always a bit disappointing when so much effort goes into something that ends up in the cutting room floor. ‘But I get it, and it’s always what is best for the final product.”
But judging by the reaction online, it seems that cutting the creature out proved to be a wise decision.
Since seeing what the monsters would have looked like to Sandra Bullock’s character, many viewers have mocked the prosthetics.
Some of the comments read:
“They actually look like giant babies.”
“Would have turned the whole movie into a comedy.”
“Looks like me when I wake up.”
“I’m glad they never put that in it, it’s not scary what so ever. Would have ruined it.”
Others reasoned that the invisible monster was always going to be more terrifying.
“Although the monster design is pretty cool, I think the mystery behind a creature that is invisible and takes on the image of whatever can drive a person mad in the end was a better choice.”
25 of the Most Highly Anticipated Movies of 2019
Grab your popcorns, everyone. 2019 is gonna be WILD!
If you're a movie fan, we bet you know this one thing: 2019 is going to be a wild ride! From sequels of favorite franchises, to live action adaptations and modern updates of animated classics, this year is promising to be a great time to gather in the cinemas with your buddies.
There are so many good ones coming out within the year and we've tried to narrow down our picks to at least 25. Check out our list and tell us which of these films you are eager to see!
#1. Glass (January 18)
The follow up to Unbreakable and Split, director M. Night Shyamalan is back to surprise audiences with Glass. The comic book-inspired flick stars Bruce Willis as an indestructible superhero with Samuel L. Jackson as his easily-hurt nemesis. ...
Young Netflixers Have No Idea Who Sandra Bullock Is, Calls Her ’The Lady From Bird Box’
“Kids are calling Sandra Bullock ‘that lady from Bird Box’… you damn uncultured swines I swear,” one fan wrote.
Netflix's new psychological thriller “Bird Box” has become the latest internet obsession. The popular streaming service’s original film stars Sandra Bullock, who is an Oscar winner with 30 years of hit films under her belt. Unfortunately, for today’s young Netflix viewers, she’s “that lady from the ‘Bird Box.’”
Since before Christmas, “Bird Box” has been a trending topic on Twitter. However, the conversation has since shifted from the movie’s chilling plot to one fan’s inability to give Bullock the proper recognition she deserves.
Studio Ghibli Theme Park To Open In 2022, Hayao Miyazaki Inspired Concept Art Revealed
Ghibli Park is currently being constructed in Nagoya, Japan!
Hayao Miyazaki fans are in for a treat. A Studio Ghibli theme park is expected to open in 2022. Not surprisingly, the concept art for the highly anticipated park will take your breath away.
The theme park was originally set to open in Nagoya, Japan in 2020. However, Ghibli Park has been given a later opening date in 2022. In the meantime, structures are being built at the Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park in Nagakute City. While we wait, Aichi Prefecture revealed some of the breathtaking concept art for the Studio Ghibli theme park.
The concept art stays true to Miyazaki's distinct color palette.