Thursday, December 27, 2018

You can thank Michigan author Josh Malerman for the last great meme of 2018

Posted By on Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 10:50 AM

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  • Sandra Bullock in Bird Box.

When Netflix began teasing the trailer for its latest original film Bird Box, we would have never been able to predict that the film would become the last great meme of 2018.

Based on the novel by Michigan author (and the High Strung frontman) Josh Malerman, the film follows its pregnant central character Malorie (played by Sandra Bullock) as she attends an ultrasound appointment with her protective, and often critical older sister, Jessica. Within the film's first twenty minutes, however, Malorie comes face to face with an apocalyptic nightmare as crowds of people begin committing suicide en masse.

Malorie's journey through the film jumps between past and present; when the deadly phenomenon first occurs and five years later, when Malorie is forced to take a long journey down a river while toting around two young children — all while completely blindfolded.

Although Bird Box is at times very eerie, the best thing to happen following the release of the Netflix original is all the dang memes. Within the past few days, social media has lit up with interpretations and jokes of Bird Box's disturbing premise.
Here are a few of our favorites.

Some made us laugh:

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See! What had happened was... #BirdBoxMovie

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Some made us cry:

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BirdBox is a whole mood. #instagay

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Even people who haven't seen the movie got in on the fun:

And this is you tonight after you finally watch Bird Box to see what all the hype is about:

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