Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

While this movie got a lot of press for being a kind of “choose your own adventure” the reality is that the gimmick was really used to drive home the main story line.   The viewer was made to feel like they have some kind of control over the story, but do they really?  Do we have any kind of control over anything?  The film really challenges the user to think about so many different ideas – I really enjoyed that part of it.  Overall I think it was a fine entry into the fantastic Black Mirror catalog.  If you’re not familiar with Black Mirror I recommend that you read this primer   (tip:  whatever you do, do NOT watch Season 1 episode 1 first).

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Movie title: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Movie description: In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he adapts a dark fantasy novel into a video game. A mind-bending tale with multiple endings.

Date published: 2018-12-30

Director(s): David Slade

Actor(s): Fionn Whitehead, Craig Parkinson, Alice Lowe, Will Poulter, Asim Chaudhry, Tallulah Haddon, Alan Asaad, Catriona Knox, Paul Bradley, Jonathan Aris, A.J. Houghton, Fleur Keith, Laura Evelyn, Suzanne Burden, Jeff Minter

Genre: Science Fiction, Mystery, Drama, Thriller, TV Movie

My Review

While this movie got a lot of press for being a kind of “choose your own adventure” the reality is that the gimmick was really used to drive home the main story line.   The viewer was made to feel like they have some kind of control over the story, but do they really?  Do we have any kind of control over anything?  The film really challenges the user to think about so many different ideas – I really enjoyed that part of it.  Overall I think it was a fine entry into the fantastic Black Mirror catalog.  If you’re not familiar with Black Mirror I recommend that you read this primer   (tip:  whatever you do, do NOT watch Season 1 episode 1 first).

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