Some 22 years after the classic flick hit cinemas, Matilda has been brought back to life, thanks to a challenge that’s sweeping the internet right now.
Fans are hitting social media to share their telekinetic powers in the new viral challenge, inspired by the iconic scene from the movie where Matilda masters her own magical powers to the tune of Thurston Harris’ Little Bitty Pretty One.
Yes, it’s the ice bucket and mannequin challenge all over again!
In short, the #matildachallenge involves the star of the scene enforcing their powers with ‘secret’ help from friends and families. As the ‘star’ points to different objects in the room, things move, jiggle and shake to the beat of the song.
While some of the videos are pretty impressive, there are a few fans who have clearly relaxed on the ‘try and hide’ element of the magical scene. Either way, the results are hilarious.
Everyone wants in
The hashtag is gaining momentum and everyone now wants in. Even the original Matilda herself,actress Mara Wilson has weighed in on the viral challenge, admitting she’s enjoying the rebirth of the classic scene.
“Hahahahaha I LOVE THESE,” she tweeted this week, also sharing her own personal favourites.
Unlike the Ice Bucket Challenge, which helped raise awareness for ALS/MND (motor neurone disease), the Matilda Challenge is purely for our own enjoyment and to celebrate enlisting the help of our friends.
Love it or hate it, we know what we’re doing with the kids this weekend.