Since people won't shut up about Birdbox, I finally decided to watch it to see what the hype was all about. This film is ABSOLUTELY INSANE 😨. I got extremely emotional and my jaw literally dropped several times while watching it, which is rare for me while watching anything. The last time I felt like this while watching a movie was Infinity War. One smart thing the directors did is no crappy jumpscares, it WAS terrifying, but in a unique way. It doesn't make you afraid to go use the bathroom at 2 AM or anything like that. It's all 100% psychological. It's almost indescribable, definitely something you DO have to watch for yourself. You really do have to like psychological thrillers/horrors in order to take a liking to this though.
It is understandable if people don't like it or think it's overrated though. My biggest complaints are the ending, the lack of explanation for certain important elements, and it feels surprisingly short for being over 2 hours long. What they do with the creatures I think is extremely clever, although some people may dislike this idea.
I personally think it's a phenomenal film despite some obvious flaws.
Cinematography: 10/10 (Just gorgeous)
Musical Score: 8/10