Bird Box memes are taking over the internet and we don’t know how to stop it.
If you haven’t seen Bird Box, then some of these memes might not make sense. For those uninformed masses, Bird Box is the latest horror/thriller Netflix film starring Sandra Bullock. Based on a novel of the same name, Bird Box takes place in an apocalyptic future where mysterious entities cause people to go insane and commit suicide just by looking at them.
The movie (and book’s) name comes from the fact that birds can sense the creatures, and much like a canary in a cage, Bullock walks around with a bird in a box as an early warning system to determine if the creatures are around.
Took off my blindfold this morning to discover that 45,037,125 Netflix accounts have already watched Bird Box — best first 7 days ever for a Netflix film! pic.twitter.com/uorU3cSzHR— Netflix Film (@NetflixFilm) December 28, 2018
She also rows downstream for miles completely blindfolded, something that was revealed in the movie’s promotional images. And just as soon as those images came out, the memes began.
🤦♀️ the bird box memes begin 🤣 pic.twitter.com/OkzHN0p4Ex— Shawnee 💚💚💚 (@Jettagirl821) December 27, 2018
Most of these memes refer to the way these mysterious creatures kill their victims, which is to make them immediately seek their own demise through whatever method is most convenient.
And even more memes decided to poke fun at how everyone in the movie is blindfolded in an effort to protect themselves from the creatures.
Naturally being blindfolded, protecting yourself from something you can’t even see is a little difficult. But we're pretty sure even a blindfolded Sandra Bullock could shoot better than this guy.
Spoiler warnings, but Bullock spends the first few moments of the movie rowing downstream. Later, it’s revealed that she’d actually been rowing for miles in an effort to save herself and her two young charges.
Those children, by the way, aren’t even named characters. Bullock simply calls them Boy and Girl throughout the whole movie, making it clear they’re basically props to increase dramatic tension.
If you’d like a super short summary of the film, this is pretty much it. Those who've seen the movie know exactly what scene the door-hammering squirrel is referencing.
But you really should see it. It’s on Netflix, so there’s really no excuse.