News outlets have compared the videos to bullet time scenes from science fiction films such as The Matrix, X - Men: Days of Future Past, X - Men: Apocalypse, Lost in Space or Buffalo '66. The portrayal of ordinary people in a scene from normal life by movement - suppressed actors appeared in the 2015 music video for Alessia Cara's song "Here". Meanwhile, the participatory nature of the challenge on social media makes it similar to memes such as Makankosappo or the Harlem Shake. Others have noted similarities with the HBO TV series Westworld, which debuted around the same time, where robotic hosts can be stopped in their tracks.
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