This review of “Bird Box: Barcelona” provides a mixed assessment of the film. The reviewer acknowledges that the original “Bird Box” was a viral sensation with widespread cultural impact, but it quickly faded from memory due to its lack of distinctiveness and memorable characters. The spin-off attempts to expand the universe to appeal to Spanish-speaking audiences and adds a nifty twist to the story, focusing on the danger of religious fervor.
The film is praised for its attempts to do something different with the spin-off, but it still falls short in delivering the same level of thrill and entertainment as its predecessor. The absence of Sandra Bullock and the supporting cast from the original movie is noted as a detriment to the spin-off’s impact. The visuals used to depict the creatures and the overexplanation of certain plot elements are also criticized.
Despite its flaws, the review acknowledges that “Bird Box: Barcelona” is watchable and competently made, albeit mildly unexpected. The ending hints at the possibility of more spin-offs in the future, but the reviewer suggests that Netflix should consider closing this chapter of the franchise sooner rather than later.
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As with any review, personal preferences and opinions may vary, so individual viewers may still find enjoyment in “Bird Box: Barcelona” even with its shortcomings.