It tells the story of a plague that drives people to commit suicide and it’s been horrifying fans ever since it was released – but what is the meaning of the Netflix film and what memes are there?
What is Bird Box about?
The film’s synopsis explains: “Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a survivor and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.”
Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock plays a mum-of-two living in a post-apocalyptic world under the threat of something supernatural.
She lives with her windows covered up at home and only goes outside wearing a blindfold until they get a chance of freedom.
Based on the 2014 novel, if the characters open their eyes, they’ll be infected with something that will force them to violently kill themselves.
What is the meaning of the film?
The movie shows how a disability – in this case blindness – turns out to be protection against monsters.
Malorie, played by Sandra Bullock, keeps her feelings caged, but learns to have faith in things unseen.
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Who’s in the cast?
- Sandra Bullock as Malorie Hayes
- Trevante Rhodes as Tom
- Jacki Weaver as Cheryl
- Rosa Salazar as Lucy
- Danielle Macdonald as Olympia
- Lil Rel Howery as Charlie
- Tom Hollander as Gary
- BD Wong as Greg
- Colson Baker (Machine Gun Kelly) as Felix
- Sarah Paulson as Jessica Hayes
- John Malkovich as Douglas
What memes are there?
Due to characters spending the majority of the film fighting the temptation to remove their blindfolds, a lot of jokes have been cracked online about how the premise would work.
The jokes range from:
by – TheSun TV and Showbiz