Have you seen Netflix’s Bird Box movie? If you did see it, you may have been wondering where exactly were the monsters. Well SFX Atlas knows you’re not alone. They have posted a photo online that reveals a monster created at KNB Effects for the film. You can check it out below.
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The unseen creature from Bird Box created at @knb_efx that was sadly cut from the final film. Andy Bergholtz @andy_bergholtz sculpted and pre-painted the prosthetics. Stephen Prouty @proutyfx went to set and applied the makeup on actor Dirk Rogers @thehalloweendirk. Reposted from the amazing Howard Berger (@hoops511) ''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" @birdboxmovie @netflixfilm @knb_efx — #makeupeffects #sculpture #birdbox
Unfortunately, the creature ended up on the cutting room floor. Having seen the creature, I am honestly unsure what to think. It looks good to me. I did watch the movie and found in entertaining. Though it wasn’t as good as the similarly themed A Quiet Place, it does do a good job with the story. But after looking at the image, I am grappling with whether it would have improved the film.
It’s always a shame when arduous work from talented professionals doesn’t make the final cut of the movie. God, I imagine that beast probably went through multiple phases of design and levels of approval before any money was spent on hiring the talented individuals that brought it to life. Too bad it didn’t make the final cut.
Most of the feedback I have heard from friends regarding the film was positive. Some did find an issue with the lack of a monster reveal. Others thought it was just fine without the monster, and likened the monster to be an embodiment of each person’s personal demons. I’m not so sure how that theory sits with everyone else. But I am interested in what you thought about Bird Box, and whether you felt cutting the monster was the right idea.
So what did you think? Let us know in the comments down below!
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SOURCE: SFX Atlas