Who is Sebastian in Bird Box Barcelona?

By Louie Fecou
Published: July 15, 2023 (Last updated: August 2, 2023)
Who is Sebastian in Bird Box Barcelona

Who is Sebastian in Bird Box Barcelona? We discuss the 2023 Netflix film Birdbox Barcelona which contains spoilers.

Bird Box was a sci-fi horror movie starring Sandra Bullock, exclusive to Netflix in 2018.

The film had a sci-fi hook, don’t look at the monsters, or you will end up self-eliminating. It received some mixed reviews on its release.

It came along when alien invasion stories had gained a slight resurgence, and finding something new to do with the genre led writers to look at high concepts to keep audiences interested.

In Bird Box, the struggle to survive is highlighted, and some tense moments are to be found. Sandra and Boy and Girl are on the worst boat trip ever, blindfolded to protect themselves from the alien curse, and we get to find out what has happened to humanity due to the aliens’ arrival.

Think A Quiet Place or odd but similar to The Happening to get an idea of the tone.

After sitting on the idea for a while, there is a spinoff to the original movie that keeps the world of Bird Box and moves it to Barcelona.

You can find a full review of the movie here on Ready Steady Cut; why would you go anywhere else? However, this quick article is more interested in the character of Sebastian, so if you enjoyed the movie, take two minutes to read this informative piece on who Sebastian is in Bird Box Barcelona.

Who is Sebastian in Bird Box Barcelona, and why is he important?

Sebastián is our focus in this outing, and the writers have done their best to present us with a layered and flawed protagonist. There is a bait and switch involved with Sebastian, and I want to avoid major spoilers in this article, but needless to say, he is not initially what you think he is, and it does at least lead to a reveal that you probably didn’t see with your blindfold on too tight.

Sebastian is emotionally scarred, which accounts for his behavior, so we want to empathize with him, but when you find out his ultimate goal, it makes you think twice about the character.

You have to admire the approach, as the easy way forward is to present the usual survivors against aliens approach, and Bird Box Barcelona does try to subvert the familiar tropes.

He is an important and pivotal part of the movie that goes against the grain, elevating the events of what could have been a generic monster movie.

Who plays Sebastian in Bird Box Barcelona?

The part of Sebastian is played by Spanish actor Mario Casas, who is the most interesting component of the spinoff.

What is Mario Casas known for?

You might think Mario Casas is an upcoming actor due to this high-profile role, but he has a vast catalog of appearances that go back to 1998.

Here’s a quick rundown of some of them.

He was Nico in seven episodes of the 2005 TV series Obsesion, then from 2006 to 2007, he appeared in one hundred and eight four episodes of SMS, sin miedo a sonar, a Spanish teen drama.

In 2012 he appeared in the crime movie Unit 7, and in 2015 you might have caught him in the movie My Big Night. Mario would land another long-running role in a TV show, playing Aitor in seventy-nine episodes of Los hombres de Paco.

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