Netflix Urges Folks to Stop Doing "The Bird Box Challenge"

Warning labels exist because at some point, somewhere, someone did something really stupid and now we have to suffer the aftermath of their choices.

Its' kind of happening right now with Netflix's Bird Box film starring Sandra Bullock, because SOME PEOPLE are doing whats being called "The Bird Box Challenge", where people are going through their everyday lives blindfolded as if they were in the movie. The problem is, some challenge-doers are including their children in the madness, and there is the very real possibility of people getting hurt.

So much so that Netflix had to issue a statement cautioning against the challenge:

The film has received widely varied reviews- some viewers really enjoyed the suspenseful supernatural thriller, and others hated it. And of course, because people don't know how to do research- calls that the film copied A Quiet Place, even though Josh Malerman's source novel was published in 2014. You know, YEARS before Jon Krasinski and his wife Emily Blunt starred in their "speak-no-evil" aliens film.

In any case, if you absolutely HAVE to try out The Bird Box Challenge (which we strongly caution against doing), don't be dumb about it.

Bird Box is currently available to stream on Netflix.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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