For Meme Monday #2, I thought what better than Sandra Bullock’s Birdbox memes that are immensely popular on social media right now. I saw Ellen interview Sandra, and then all I saw trending on the internet were these memes.
In Birdbox, Sandra as a mother, puts on a blindfold to stop herself from seeing dead bodies, or any sights of gore. It is depicted that even looking at those things can probably kill you.
Even with such a serious setup, the movie has spawned a barrage of memes, each funnier than the next. Here is one I saw referenced in an Indian Express article that I loved the most:
But the memes seem to have taken over, than the general reviews online. Makes sense if 45 million people have been streaming the movie on Netflix. Incidentally, this is the first time Netflix have revealed viewing numbers for anything that they showcase. Some people are wondering how it could be that there is a flood of funny memes for a horror movie, and conjuring theories that would explain it. The most popular one is that Netflix is generating buzz around the movie by posting the memes through smaller Twitter accounts. Personally, I’m not sure that Netflix would do such a thing.
But, it made for a fun, and informative little #memeMonday post. 😉