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Cardi B has a great theory about what people are ‘seeing’ in ‘Bird Box’
‘I don’t f***ing get it. S**t is getting me mad.’
In a video originally posted to Instagram, an off-screen Cardi prefaces her review by saying she doesn’t watch that many movies, but she has some pressing questions about Bird Box, which appears to be paused a quarter of the way through. Like: “Where are they swimming to?” and “Why she in the river?”
She also has a great theory about what people are “seeing” in Bird Box that makes them want to take their own lives: their bills. Honestly, I would be into a Mystery Science Theater 3000-style show but with Cardi B commenting on new movies.
Cardi pausing a scary movie to figure out the plot is totally relatable: We’re living in a time when we have to check in with the Wikipedia entry first. According to Nielsen ratings released this week, Bird Box is apparently a certified hit: Close to 26 million viewers watched the film over the first seven days of release, though that number was pulled from TV viewing only, not laptop or mobile, which puts Netflix’s claim that more than 45 million accounts watched in perspective. More interesting, 57 percent of viewers were reportedly women, and close to half were Black or Hispanic.
Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.