How to beat the creatures from Bird Box: You can’t

This video is sponsored by ExpressVPN and I’ll tell you all about them a little bit later on, but for now Let’s turn our attention to Bird Box. And let me tell you, I have never had a more requested video. Originally written by Josh Malerman and later directed by Suzanne Bier, Bird Box quickly became the best thing since sliced bread. The premise of Bird Box is essentially the same as A Quiet Place, except it’s worse in every single way. Mysterious creatures suddenly appear all over the world, and if you look at them, you commit suicide. Bier decided that the creatures would be scarier if you were never able to see them. And I think we can all agree that windy leaves are much scarier than a huge grotesque monster. After much panic and bad decision making, the main character Malorie, her child “Boy”, and the daughter of this lady DO A FLIP make it to a remote community in the forest, which used to be a school for the blind. It appears that Malorie and the two children will live their happily ever after. Normally, this would be the part of the video where I say that I have a much better idea than the protagonist, and that they could have beaten a situation a lot easier if they just did X, Y, or Z. The problem is, there is no way to beat this situation. And when I say that, I don’t mean that the ending shown in Bird Box is the only solution. I’m saying that there is no solution. Malorie and everyone else at the end of the film are not going to survive. The situation in Bird Box is entirely unwinnable for the protagonists. So instead what we’re going to do is we’re going to look at every possible solution for Bird Box, including the school at the end of the film, and I’m going to break down exactly why every single one of those doesn’t work. But before I can do that, we need to explicitly lay out the conditions of the scenario, as well as outline the creatures themselves and what makes them so incredibly hard to beat. That way, everyone will be on the same page, and we can move forward to talk about the solutions or lack thereof. We’ll start off with what is strangely the most difficult part of the film to explain; the location. Location is important, because where the scenario takes place determines what resources are available and what threats our main characters are going to face. A remote location would be near less likely to encounter people, because there’s less population density, but it would also mean less obtainable resources, such as canned goods, bottled water, ammunition, and so forth. The film only mentions where Malorie is just once. “Where are you?” “Don’t answer that.” “Near Pike’s Quarry.” Pike’s Quarry, unfortunately, is a fictional town. However, a series of conversations Malorie has with her sister near the start of the film does give us some hints as to where Pike’s Quarry is located. Her sister is hoping to check out a horse near Sausalito. “So at 3 o’clock, I’m gonna go check out an Arabian stud in Sausalito ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)” “You know, that is a sentence you don’t hear everyday.” Sausalito is a city just north of San Francisco. A hour or two after this scene, the sister gets a call from the foreman she was supposed to meet there. “My phone is in the back seat. It’s probably the foreman wondering where I- Just hold your horses, you know.” *sarcastic laughing* We can therefore infer that Pike’s Quarry is at most several hours away from Sausalito. Mallory’s sister mentions that she lives in Santa Rosa and stopped at Mallory’s on the way to Sausalito So Mallory must also live somewhere in this area throughout the rest of the film characters mentioned Sacramento Stockton and highway 99 as nearby Destinations based on this information Pike’s quarry must lie somewhere in this general area in California but the movie is Determined to make this problem even more complicated because the river scene in Berg box was shot on the Smith River Which is located almost 7 hours away in Northern, California the river in the movie is Also called Smith River and if we compare the map of Pike’s quarry to the map of the real Smith River we can see that with the exception of the fictional town the map of the river in the movie is Identical to the real River we can also see fields market labelled in this shot So the entire film has in fact taking place in Pike’s quarry, even though Pike’s quarry is on the Smith River Which is located very very far away and contradicts the rest of the information that the film has given us So, how do we reconcile this? My proposal is that Pike’s quarry does lie somewhere northeast of San Francisco But so – does the river the Janet Tucker School for the Blind Which is also a fictional place is somewhere near the end of the Smith River If the Janet Tucker School for the Blind is located at rivers end and that river ends just north of San Francisco Then the school must only be a few minutes away from the Pacific Coast Highway the school then isn’t exactly off the beaten path Because it’s just north of one of the most populous regions in the country And it’s also right next to a highway It would be reasonable to conclude that someone using that highway might Accidentally discover the school in terms of prep time Malory first hears about the coming danger only an hour or two before the creatures Overrun the city so she had almost no time to respond to the situation Before she was thrust into it the situation that the film presents then is that Malory is in one of the most densely populated Regions of the country with almost no time to prepare before the creatures descend on the city now let’s talk about the actual creatures and what makes them such a formidable threat as Previously stated if you look at one of the creatures it makes you kill yourself the film implies that the creatures give you visual Hallucinations and show you something so terrible that you have no choice but to take your own life, for example This woman sees her mother right before she commits suicide even though her mother has been dead for 10 years The creatures can also create auditory hallucinations in an attempt to disorient you and make you take your blindfold off Birds are able to sense the creatures presence and freak out whenever they’re nearby But they do nothing to actually deter or repel them the film takes place over five years and there appears to be just as many creatures at the start of the film as there are near at the end so assumedly The creatures either don’t need to eat or at least none of them have starved by this point the most Contentious aspect of the creatures is what their physical dimensions are when Gary betrays everyone in the house and tears off the window covers Olympia is the first to see a creature and Subsequently jumps out a window in a scene that probably isn’t supposed to be funny Olympia is on the second floor of the building and is even laying down at the time which means that if she were to see A creature from this angle. It would need to be at least two storeys tall You can see their enormous stature again in this shot as entire trees get thrown out of the way as the creatures run past their size may explain why they never Enter any buildings because they probably couldn’t fit through the door, but despite their size Would it be possible to reach out and touch one? Probably not. Well, they’re certainly capable of manipulating the world around them We see them bounce the car around when Mallory and friends go to fields market And again, you see them moving trees out of the way in this shot But at no point in the film do they ever physically touch anyone in this shot? It seems as though one actually walks through the little girl in just a little while earlier Mallory shoots one at point-blank range to no effect whatsoever One creature seems to appear on the spot as though it’s been summoned rather than having walked there all of this leads me to believe that the creatures are more like ghosts or Poltergeists they can manipulate the world around them But they don’t occupy any physical space an earlier scene in the movie gives more credence to this theory They go by different names, right? You got world religion mythology. There’s full of mentions of demons or spirit creatures combined This is still pretty shaky evidence however so if you personally Contend that the creatures are physically real and walking around I won’t argue with you one thing we can all agree on Is that whether or not they physically exist they don’t seem interested in touching people Yes They chase people and they certainly act threatening but at no point do they ever attack anyone or attempt to remove anyone’s blindfold they own? Try to convince the person to do so themselves through auditory hallucinations therefore on their own the creatures aren’t Actually a threat to anyone as long as you don’t look at them at worse They can disorient you by making you hear things that aren’t there So then what makes them so incredibly hard to beat I’ll tell you all about it after this message from our sponsor expressvpn If you don’t already know a virtual private network is a tool you can use to hide your IP Address and Internet activity from those who would like to steal your sensitive data such as your credit card information But with the use of expressvpn your online identity and internet traffic are encrypted and totally anonymous Here’s three reasons why I personally like using expressvpn Number one every single server has peer-to-peer network compatibility number two as a Canadian I can’t access some of the premier content offered on streaming services such as Netflix which are available only to American users But with expressvpn, I just need to connect to an American server and these services then recognize me as an American lastly and most importantly Expressvpn is flippin quick boy other VPNs I’ve used are so slow that I would only use them when I really needed to but with expressvpn the speed difference is so negligible that I just leave it on all the time Express VPN is less than $7 a month with a 30-day money-back guarantee take back your internet privacy today and find out how you can get an extra three months for free by clicking the link in the description box expressvpn Dot-com film Harold take back your privacy with expressvpn so what makes these creatures so unbeatable the real problem that the Protagonists must contend with is not the creatures themselves But the crazy people determined to remove the blindfolds of anyone they come across these people having seen the creatures do not commit suicide but instead search out those who haven’t looked yet in an attempt to make them see they wanted to see They were happy And they said Everyone needed to see in that sense. They’re kind of like Mormons except they’re spreading the gospel of horrifying suicide monsters Hello My name is elder price and I would like to share with you a cleansed world It’s a fire of death to McQuade walk even over all The crazy people are identifiable by the strange patterns in their eyes, but other than that They’re hard to distinguish from anyone else Geary exploits this to great effect when he infiltrates the group managing to kill the remaining Housemates except for Malory and Tom until he picks his moment to attack the group Gary seems completely normal In fact all the crazy people seem completely normal until they try to kill you Twelve seconds later Boy That escalated quickly speaking of killing you while the crazy people seem very motivated to make people see the creatures That doesn’t stop them from just killing people outright first of all They are Aware that making people see the creatures will kill them because they state in multiple times that the creatures are here to cleanse the world Secondly there are instances where they attack people intending to kill them without taking off their blindfolds so you didn’t get to see They are armed organized and actively looking for anyone who hasn’t seen the creatures but determining how much of a threat these crazy people are is entirely dependent on how many of them are in the area the film gives Just two qualifying statements for who can see the creatures without committing suicide Hit the supermarket with me where to the seafood department. He’s been a prisoner and he’s a bit crazy, but everything was fine until They broke in We just don’t break into people’s homes This psychos these psychos from Northwood It’s a mental institution for the criminally insane from these two statements We can conclude that only the criminally insane are susceptible to the creatures Ordering to the California Department of State hospitals 2018 annual report. There are approximately 7,000 patients within the forensic hospital system at any given moment Most of these are centralized in the LA area, but 18.1 percent of that 7,000 are committed in Sacramento San Francisco Alameda and Santa Clara counties making for a total of twelve hundred and sixty seven Individuals nearby the proposed location of pikes quarry as well as the Janet Tucker School for the Blind There’s no guarantee that they’ll stay in this area. But there’s also no guarantee that the other 5700 of them won’t head north over five years past from the initial incident to when Mallory and the children arrived at the school meaning that these 7,000 could travel quite a distance In that time frame as they’re able to drive cars and I want to stress this one more time They can see where they’re going. They’re armed. They’re organized and they’re actively searching for anyone who hasn’t looked yet They also have unlimited resources available to them. There’s nothing stopping them from strolling up to an active military Installation such as camp parks or ISC Alameda both located in the San Francisco area and taking several tanks out for a joyride This is why the scenario and vert box is impossible to beat the thousands of crazy people hunting for the remaining survivors have firepower Transportation and time on their hands not to mention the gift of sight but to play devil’s advocate with myself Let’s run through all the possible solutions for bird box to see specifically why each one doesn’t work including the school for the blind This is a heart No, Melanie shot the creatures at point-blank range, and it had no effect whatsoever If there is a way to kill them we have no idea what that is and even if you could kill them with conventional weapons You’ll have a finite supply of bullets before you run out and have to scavenge for more which puts you at great risk of running Into the crazy people. I guess you could wave a machete at them or something I mean it’s worth a shot but previous experience indicates that it probably won’t work The news mentions that the creatures have reached Alaska in mere hours later they’re already in, California Even if she immediately got in her car and tried to escape the gist of the film is that the entire world is quickly overrun And at this point in the film Melanie isn’t even sure what she’s running from if she attempted to escape by driving She most likely would have seen one of the creatures along the way and would have perished if Mallory had perfect information And knew what she was up against and when the creatures were due to arrive once she hears the news report She should jump in her car and drive east into the Sierra Nevada mountain range from the proposed location of pikes quarry She could make it to the Icehouse campground in just under two hours That would get her there before the creatures show up and it would keep her safe from the crazy people as they’re unlikely to find Her anytime soon in such a huge in remote area without the threat of the crazy people The creatures themselves are more annoying than they are threatening But it would also mean she would have no food or other Resources to survive on and no way to easily collect them once she’s in the forests and wearing a blindfold. This is a hypothetical Best-case scenario and her chances of survival are still incredibly tiny The fact is she does not start with perfect Information and would have no idea that driving east is the best thing to do given the constraints of the situation Escape is impossible In my opinion this is actually the best possible solution and it’s one that’s briefly described in the book as well if you’re blind Theoretically the creatures should just leave you alone There is a small possibility That the crazy people won’t bother you either since they seem determined to make people see the creatures. So maybe they’ll leave you alone If you can’t see them anyways, however They do talk about cleansing the world and we’ve seen them kill people Without getting them to see so I would say that blinding yourself is very very risky if I were in this situation I would say why don’t you give that a shot and you let me know how that works out for you I’ll be over here not blinding myself Last but not least we get to the film solution the school apparently it’s a remote building housing dozens of people They’re armed. They have some kind of food supply They have a warning system due to the birds and they have a secure facility But as we already discussed the main problem is in the creatures themselves It’s the crazy people the facility may be secure but it still has a road leading to it and the proposed Location of the school is extremely close to highway 99 just north of San Francisco There are thousands of crazy people wandering the area actively looking for people the question isn’t if they find a school it’s when and once they find the school they have unlimited time and resources to figure out how to breach the building by force There are two military bases in San Francisco housing all kinds of weapons and explosive devices They could even just find a semi-truck and RAM a hole into the building In fact, they don’t even need to take the school by force. We’ve already seen that they’re capable of infiltrating groups of people Yes, the school is checking to make sure that they don’t have strange textures in their eyes But nothing is stopping them from wearing contact lenses They could just pull a Robert Downey junior who was a dude playing a dude disguised as another dude I think it would be reasonable to say that the school could survive for years even decades after Melanie and the children arrived But it’s only a matter of time before the crazy people find them and then all hope is lost But if you disagree if you think that you have the magic answer to beat bird bugs Please let us all know about it in the car It is your civic duty to protect your fellow humans from fictional apocalypse scenarios a big Thank you to all my patrons and if you want to be as cool as them Head on over to patreon comm slash film Herald. Thanks for watching and until next time this has been the film Herald

100 thoughts on “How to beat the creatures from Bird Box: You can’t

  1. The one thing that bothered me ab the movie is that all of the electricity and water is still on??? Even though everybody's dead and humanity is chaos. :/

    ik the video was uploaded a while ago but it's just bothered me this whole time, like if everybody at a powerplant died I dont think the electric would still be good for literal years afterward.

  2. Easy raid a couple of stores and lay low in a cave nobody will suspect your there and you can blind yourself with a rock

  3. Eh I'd go to the top of a tall building and take off the blindfold, I'm already suicidal, plus I wanna know what they'd show me ?

  4. Didnt see the film, see creature by a camera make people suicide ? Use military glasses to see throught camera and build a resistance fortress in the school where they can defend themself thanks to soldiers with camera glasses.

  5. Question. Was there ever an explanation on why certain went insane after they saw the creatures, but some people basically worshiped the creatures as if they were gods. I’m very curious about that.

  6. Solutions
    1. no u
    2. look at them first
    3. show them a uno reverse card
    4. show them a uno block card
    5. say that who kills you is gay
    6. show them a yt 2018 rewind
    7. show them an "actually happened" video

    And creatures will 10000% kill theirselves

  7. We need some explanation of how "seeing" them kills you, but at a first glance… it appears you need to see them directly, clearly, and in their entirety. This brings up some obvious ways of dealing with them…
    1. Night vision googles. You are looking at a TV screen.
    2. Cell phones or other cameras with a picture screen.
    3. TV cameras from inside a vehicle.
    4. (Possibly) anything which can filter, discolor, pixelate, etc. IR light/googles, polarizing glasses, UV light, etc. If seeing them via a TV screen doesn't kill you then it is something they send out in the light the emit rather than their visual form.

    It would seem easy enough for the government to order everyone inside and then let the military patrol the streets with googles and/or modern vehicles and then try to come up with some way to deal with them. With night vision googles, vehicles with TVs cameras, cell phone helmets, etc. since they can't hurt you otherwise, you have a lot of time to examine or confront them. Bullets might pass through them but… they clearly have some type of physical form or some type of 'body' able to emit/reflect visible light, some ability to manifest some force able to move air/trees/dust, etc. As such, they are kept together using some type of force (gravity, electromagnetic, strong or weak nuclear). You can try heat, cold, EM pulses, lasers, radio waves, UV light, radioactive materials, sound waves, etc. You can also experiment with #4 to at least see what exactly how light they emit causes death (and only to humans) and any simple solution could immunize the rest of the population.

  8. How to beat bird box
    1. Drop 200 acid tabs
    2. Make yourself crazy
    3. Look at the monsters
    And bang if you can’t beat them join them

  9. Has anyone considered going insane? Like the objective is to survive, not be friendly and live a good life lmao.

    Really puts the phrase “Whatever it takes” into effect

  10. Go to nasa lauch site for the rocket ships and launch yourself to mars and try to terraform it and you could live without monsters the end

  11. How to escape:
    step 1 go to NASA rocket ship
    Step 2 launch ya self
    Step 3 land on moon and moonwalk
    Step 4 you are safe because you did the impossible

  12. How to survive
    Cover yourself with mirrors the creatures would see themselves and at a low chance just die though it is unlikely you’ll look crazy and maybe you’ll be one of the crazy people or if you have a lot of money and i mean like infinite money go to space and come down once in a while for supplies

  13. Idk if anyone already said this, but when he said that the creatures were rocking the car, they were actually driving over dead bodies.

  14. I do not agree with two facts: one; it can only destroy things with a physical body, and two; only the criminally insane or mentally unstable. For the first fact think about a tornado. You can walk through one but ofcourse you have a GREAT potential of dying, but it has no true physical base, its just a huge force of cold and hot air creating the huge wind cyclone. For the second fact lets take a lot at the girls sister from the beginning when they were at the hospital, the first person we see to kill themselves is her. She did not seem to be mentally unhealthy or in fact to be insane in any way shape or form. This leads to well, my personal objective claim that the creatures in birdbox can actually be spiritual beings that can move objects or the environment around them, but still have no physical base. Also that no matter what, someone or any person can be affected by this creature to contain the same result everyone experiences: suicide, or just death.

  15. use audio location data to determine creature location and camera's to collect a large enough data set, use AI to classify images containing the creatures. Use a filter over bounding boxes on where the creatures are, BOOM eye sight again. (after a couple of … umm .. volunteers)

  16. Maybe you could blind yourself and get contact lenses and draw on the contact lenses so it looks like your a crazy person and just blend in and wait it out.

  17. Why on earth the millitary wast dropping nukes on the world? Ok i get that maybe there is some island in the ocean but the radiation woud kill them?


    1. You can get a Vaccum and they'll probably get sucked up in it or 2. You can get a mirror to get the monster to see itself.

  19. Honestly, the solution may be just to have strong resolve. Knowing they are mere hallucinations, and are fiction it could be possible to endure the whole "forced suicide" thing. It's not a perfect solution, but it potentially is one.

  20. An end of the world.bunker for those who has access to it …and there are people.who built one already with food that can last for years

  21. Do you think that the hermits and antisocial people would survive because they would never leave their house and wouldn’t let people in???

  22. 1. What if you yourself went to live in a military base? As for defending yourself from the crazy people without looking at the creatures, just use weapons that track heat signatures to find targets.

    2. Use some kind of navigation system and hop on a boat to a remote island. There you can blind yourself or

    3. Find a bomb shelter and live the farmers life indoors. The school was able to get natural light with protection of the creatures. Just do that for sunlight for the plants.

    4. Simply just leave the planet. Science has found many habitable planets other than earth. I mean, what's stopping you from getting a "How to Pilot a Rocket" book and breaking into a NASA station.

    5. Even if you cant find another planet. Just nuke the planet and live in space for a few years until the radiation clears up. Make sure to take life with you into space to repopulate the planet and lots of research to educate future generations.

    My questions are can the creatures learn and evolve? Will humans find a way to fight the creatures and or help the crazy people? Can the crazy people kill each other?

  23. Sleep during the day and only go out at night but with infrared goggles so u could see the crazy people but not the monsters

  24. Step one. It ur mind so basically u can delete the bad thing or in ur mind and fight.
    Step two: kill the insane people
    Step three. Hmmmmmmmmmm Uhhh use a mirror sorry I don’t know
    Step four uhhhhh get bird
    Step 5 ( ok I’m done putting words ) holy water of course it will f***ing ghost
    Step 6 use ur ears for fighting
    Step 7 get a banana smoothie and chill for a while
    Step 8 use the light idk
    Step 9 use fan so u can blow them away
    That how u beat bird box

  25. If you blind yourself and the crazy people see you walking around you could have your eyes open and they will think your one of them

  26. Wouldn't a psychopath or sociopath survive looking at them? If you subscribe to the theory that it shows something so terrible you commit suicide then a psychopath or sociopath wouldn't be tempted to kill themselves at all. Also to be very clear, if the crazy people were clinically insane to start with I would assume that means schizophrenia or dementia.

  27. Step 1: Get a rocket
    Step 2: fly into space
    Step 3: Profit
    Step 1: go to antarctica
    Step 2: Tell everyone you're there
    Step 3: everyone dies, because they can't fly plains

  28. Man, I've been trying to figure out who you sound like and I finally figured it out..You sound like the guy who does the HISHE, Super Cafe and villain pub videos..Specifically, you sound like the Superman character he voices..

  29. Does it say in the movie if the crazies still procreate? Because if they are driven purely by the desire to kill and do not procreate, if the survivors can live long enough without them being found, they can outlive them.

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