The Trailer For iBoy Is Here And It Is Cringe

By Holly Brockwell on at

There's no doubt Netflix have been putting out a lot of good stuff lately. The Crown, Stranger Things, new Black Mirror - but their upcoming film iBoy has made us exercise cringe muscles we didn't even know we had.

In fairness, when they announced the premise - an "average teenager" gets bits of his smartphone embedded in his brain and becomes iBatman - we were pretty unconvinced. But even Arya Stark can't save the trailer, in which an unlikeable guy runs away from ridiculously stereotypical Attack The Block-style masked gunmen he encounters in the flat of the girl he fancies, then ends up with Minority Report-esque airborne apps around him after his smashed phone buries itself in his bonce.

We have a lot of questions about this. Like, how is the phone getting a data signal? Is the SIM card somewhere in his frontal lobe? How are the apps interfacing with his brain? Does his brain run iOS, and if so, will he stop getting updates one day? How come the bits of phone allow him to hear things people are saying down the street when phones can't do that? And why did Maisie Williams agree to be in this?

iBoy comes to Netflix UK on the 27th of January. You can watch the trailer for yourself here, but don't say we didn't warn you.

Photo: Netflix via YouTube