Netflix‘s latest film to hit the streaming service Bird Box has been met with some high praise, and for all the right reasons: it has an amazing cast, it’s pretty intense and the internet’s memes of it are wonderful.
While it’s got all that going for it, it seems as though one of the film’s stars wants fans to know just how important the film is for its deeper meanings.
Taking to Twitter earlier this evening, rapper Machine Gun Kelly shared with his followers what his first reaction was to the film’s script.
In the tweet, the rapper reflected on what his first thoughts were when he read the script, and he’s shared that it seemed to have a much deeper meaning the further you dove into it.
“[W]hen [I] read the script [I] remember thinking ‘Birdbox‘ was a metaphor for what’s goin on in the real world. And it really is. Don’t take off ur “blindfold” and become like all the ugliness around us. it’ll kill u. stay focused on your own shit.”
when i read the script i remember thinking ‘Birdbox‘ was a metaphor for what’s goin on in the real world. And it really is. Don’t take off ur “blindfold” and become like all the ugliness around us. it’ll kill u. stay focused on your own shit.
— colson (@machinegunkelly) December 28, 2018
It’s an interesting perspective of the horror/thriller, and it’s one that we’ll have to re-think about when watching the film.
As it was previously noted, the film takes place in a post-apocalyptic environment, with the synopsis reading:
“When a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your life. Facing the unknown, Malorie finds love, hope and a new beginning only for it to unravel. Now she must flee with her two children down a treacherous river to the one place left that may offer sanctuary. But to survive, they’ll have to undertake the perilous two-day journey blindfolded. Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock leads an all-star cast that includes Trevante Rhodes, with Sarah Paulson, and John Malkovich in BIRD BOX, a compelling new thriller from Academy Award® winner Susanne Bier.”
Bird Box recently hit Netflix on Dec. 21, and you can check out the trailer below.