Film studios don’t generally know how audiences will respond to a film and, while some plot-points may appear to be harmless to the powers that be, certain watchers can get on subjects the movie producers didn’t and call attention to a film’s failures. On account of Bird Box, a few people are disagreeing with the portrayal of psychological illness and suicide.
In the film, the world has been penetrated by unseen beasts which, when seen by people, drive people “insane,” regularly resulting in self-hurt. The main individuals who are sheltered from these lethal results are the individuals who wear blindfolds while in around these animals and the individuals who are already “mentally sick,” as those individuals rather go about as agents of the monsters, penetrating survivors so as to open them to the supernatural horrors.
Some watchers feel that, by utilizing the impact of “going insane” to convey the fear of the beasts, the film is criticizing anybody with any psychological sickness and transforming them into a beast with no nuance. Also, guaranteeing that any individual who is now experiencing a dysfunctional behavior is somehow safe from the animals and instead spreads the consequences significantly further inside communities successfully vilifies these characters. Moreover, having characters go insane and slaughter themselves further defames suicide and the reasons somebody would commit it.
However, a few fans really think the film expects to spread awareness about such issues, apparently investigating how anybody, anywhere, at any given time could be overwhelmed by unsafe thoughts, regardless of what preconceived notions somebody may have about these issues.
Look down to perceive what fans are stating about Bird Box’s portrayals of psychological sickness and suicide.
I think there's a deeper meaning to #Birdbox. like maybe it was meant to symbolize how we, as a society, are becoming too caught up in the medias portrayal of mental illness being amusing or laughable which is in turn causing us to self diagnose ourselves.
— craigclarke (@datboicraigg) December 24, 2018
ok birdbox had a great build up but they lost me when they started connecting demons/being possessed to mental illness. there is already a stigma about this that we need to stop perpetuating. i was hoping they would somehow resolve this by the end but they didn’t…
— ikru (@ikrainium) December 26, 2018
I liked Birdbox but wow what a terrible way to portray mental illness
— Leah (@leahhjana) December 24, 2018
its so wack that people w mental disabilities are drawn out as violent toward communities.. etc
— IAM (@IndyaMoore) December 28, 2018
Spoiler alert: can we talk about bird box? Did anyone else notice the blatant demonization of mental illness in this flick?
— Stargazer Brad (@thepeaceofrome) December 25, 2018
I was looking forward to Bird Box, but their terrible take on mental illness is distracting enough that I can’t enjoy the rest of it. At least I know at the end of the world the monsters cant hurt me I guess?
— Roisi (@roisiproven) December 23, 2018
One day we're gonna talk about how #BirdBox weponized mental Illness and contributes to the phobia of people with mental illness…
— Freak Man Freak Man, Yea dats Me… (@RamCity) December 24, 2018