does bird box show the monster

Bird Box featured an unstoppable, invisible monster that made its victims go mad and commit suicide. These theories put a face to the monster.

Bird Box came out in 2018 on Netflix and stars Sandra Bullock as a soon-to-be mother who is fearful of the future thanks to a complicated past. The monster in the movie is never revealed, though there were some special effects designs created as a test (thankfully they were not in the movie). This is another one of those films where it is very open-ended and up for interpretation since it is not fully explained what hunts the characters. But what would drive someone to commit the tragic act of suicide? Here are a few possible answers that might make rewatching Bird Box a little more frightening.

In the movie, Sandras character Malorie embarks on a mission to take her unnamed son and adopted daughter to a safe haven away from the creatures that stalk them. They have to remain blindfolded because if they even look at the unseen being for a second, they will die. There are several characters introduced that are either insane, blind, or criminal that are immune to the threat. Those who have seen whatever the monster is are heard saying how beautiful it is and how they want others to open their eyes to its majesty.

One theory of what the monster is could simply just be a metaphor for the fear of becoming a parent. Sandra Bullock explained that her interpretation of the film is of a new parent trying to guide her children through a scary world while she herself is not sure where to go or what to do. Parents often will shield their children from the horrors of the world whether it be bad people, death, or fear. Putting on the blindfold symbolizes a mother trying to protect her own family against some of the nasty things the world has to offer. Malorie fears that if she does not prepare her children well enough for the future, they might one day decide it is all too much and commit suicide.

A bird box is also referred to as a nesting box. Birds can have a safe place away from the dangers of the world and harsh weather in order to raise their young and have a home. But even though they have a safe place to live, being trapped inside a box is more about survival and less about enjoying life. This explains why even though Malorie needs a safe place for herself and family, she feels like shes trapped in a box unable to fend for herself. She feels she is burdened by having to protect these children. Of course by the end of the movie she realizes that she loves her children. They are not a burden but a reason to live.

To make things a little more sinister, perhaps the monster is a large god-like being so big and powerful that when a human sees it, they cannot comprehend what they are looking at and go mad. The author of the Bird Box book originally said his idea for what the monster was is the representation of infinity. Something so grand and beyond our little, insignificant lives. The embodiment of infinity, in the form of a shape-shifting god, is not something a human brain is capable of processing and therefore if looked upon, causes people to escape their reality in the form of suicide. Infinity is and always was, and therefore will always be. The drawings that Gary made suggest the infinity monster is a shape-shifting Lovecraftian being.

Another theory could be that this is a rapture of all people that God sees fit to join them. There are several characters that say things that sound like whatever they are looking at appears to be a dead relative. They even say things like “its not so bad” when they finally see it. The monster even uses voices of people who have died to try and convince those still alive to open their eyes. This is because the monster is an embodiment of all of the good souls that have been raptured. They are trying to convince others to leave their flesh and bodies in order to join them.

Its no coincidence that right after Tom saves Malorie and her children that he is raptured. He has done his good deed, sacrificed himself, and god sees him as worthy of being saved. God, in this theory, is encouraging people to lift the veil from their eyes and accept them. But, all god can do is knock on the door and cannot force themself inside. That is why all of the people left on earth are either keeping their eyes shut, or they are bad/crazy people. Criminals are the only ones who have not been raptured.

This could also all just be a representation of mental health. Those who have been dealing with their demons their whole lives are immune to the mass depression; while those who have been keeping themselves blind to their troubles are now forced to deal with them. Whatever the monster is, its a good thing the director chose not to explain it.

I suppose most people would commit suicide when faced with the truth—that is, the actual, unadulterated truths of the universe in creature form. And perhaps some would see the beauty in it.

However, that doesn’t mean we don’t learn anything about the creatures even if we never get to see them. We are able to identify some characteristics of these unidentified creatures and possibly gain a thorough understanding of them based on context cues and some of our other non-sight senses. Here is everything we know about those terrifying invisible things, without further ado.

Gary has created a number of creatures that are similar to the monsters found in Lovecraftian mythology. But none more so than Gary’s most noticeable drawing, which is front and center. That strange little guy has tentacles on his face! Coincidentally, one of the most commonly portrayed characteristics on Lovecraft’s most famous monster, Cthulhu, is a tentacle face!

Both Bird Box and Barcelona decline to provide their audience with definitive explanations regarding the nature of the terrifying creatures they feature. The creatures might actually be a manifestation of nature, interfering with people’s brain chemistry in a manner similar to The Happening, for all we know. However, it is more likely that the monsters making humanity insane are actually Lovecraftian abominations.

While we are obviously not meant to mistake them for angels like that movie’s poor Sebastián, they certainly seem metaphysical in the way that Sebastián’s alleged daughter can appear to him and drive him toward luring other people to the creatures—even when there is no creature anywhere near Sebastián when he is having these visions. This honestly begs the question of to what end would a “creature” do this? Are they as mystical as the second film suggests? Furthermore, what kind of power or sustenance could they obtain from people hurting themselves if they were just animals or aliens?

An unstoppable, invisible monster that caused its victims to go insane and commit suicide was depicted in Bird Box. These theories put a face to the monster.

Another name for a bird box is a nesting box. To raise their young and have a place to live, birds can have a safe haven away from the threats of the outside world and inclement weather. Nevertheless, living inside a box is more about survival than it is about enjoying life, even though they have a safe place to live. This explains why Malorie feels like she’s stuck in a box and can’t take care of herself, even though she needs a safe place for herself and her family. She believes that having to watch out for these kids is a burden. Of course, she comes to love her kids by the end of the film. They are not a burden but a reason to live.

In the film, Sandra Bullock plays Malorie, who sets out to find a safe haven for her adopted daughter and son, separated from the creatures that threaten them. They must continue to be blindfolded because they will perish if they glance at the invisible entity for even a split second. A number of newly introduced characters are immune to danger because they are either criminals, insane, or blind. People who have witnessed the monster’s form can be heard exclaiming about how magnificent it is and pleading with others to see its grandeur.

It’s no accident that Tom is raptured immediately after saving Malorie and her kids. God believes that because he has done good deeds and given himself, he deserves to be saved. According to this theory, God is urging people to acknowledge and remove the blinders from their eyes. However, god is limited to knocking on doors; they cannot barge in. Because of this, everyone who is still alive is either evil or insane, or they are all keeping their eyes closed. Criminals are the only ones who have not been raptured.

To make things a little more sinister, perhaps the monster is a large god-like being so big and powerful that when a human sees it, they cannot comprehend what they are looking at and go mad. The author of the Bird Box book originally said his idea for what the monster was is the representation of infinity. Something so grand and beyond our little, insignificant lives. The embodiment of infinity, in the form of a shape-shifting god, is not something a human brain is capable of processing and therefore if looked upon, causes people to escape their reality in the form of suicide. Infinity is and always was, and therefore will always be. The drawings that Gary made suggest the infinity monster is a shape-shifting Lovecraftian being.

FAQ

Do they show the monsters in Bird Box?

In the first Bird Box movie, the terrifying force that led people to their demise was never revealed on-screen. Although Bird Box Barcelona was written and directed by Álex and David Pastor, the new movie takes after its predecessor as the monster is never revealed.

What happens if you look at the monster in Bird Box?

Step two: Those who see the creature become immediately suicidal. Optional step three: They hallucinate and imagine they’re walking toward a lost loved one. Take what happens to Jessica as a prime example. As she’s driving, she catches sight of the creature, her face goes slack, and her eyes become red.

Can kids see the monster in Bird Box?

Families can talk about the violence in Bird Box. The actual monster/creature/presence is never seen in this movie.

Why did Bird Box never show the monster?

‘” Ultimately, the director realized it was best for the story not to show the monsters. “Whatever those beings are, they tap into your deepest fear,” the director said. “Everybody’s deepest fear is going to be different from the other person.