Bandersnatch My Wig

Hey guys, gays, and gworls! I’m back at it like a crack addict to review the Netflix original movie ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’

Analysis

Charlie Brooker and David Slade put an INTENSE amount of work into this piece of work, and it shows! This movie is the first adult interactive movie that gives you that 80s video game nostalgia feels. This movie puts you in control of the movie just like your favorite TellTale games (if you don’t know what that is, then do yourself a favor and go play one).

You’re in charge of controlling the main character who is a young and mentally-ill programmer by the name of Stefan Butler. Stefan began to create a game based off of the book ‘Bandersnatch’ and is attempting to get it on the shelves for everyone to love. Throughout the movie gameplay, you are faced with various choices that can ultimately lead to success or to the failure of the game launch.

With over five hours worth of interactivity and five different endings, this movie will have you HOOKED! If you’re an easter egg hunter just like me then you’ll definitely be revisiting this movie a lot to soak it all in.

‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ has set the standard for upcoming interactive movies (we all know it’s coming whether later on in the near future). Pretty much the girls have to come even harder for their release because we’re expecting nothing less than this. This also brings up a few questions for me.

  1. How much did it cost for them to make a movie like this?
  2. Did they make this because of the drop in Netflix’s stock?
  3. Will we be getting more of these in the Black Mirror series?
  4. Why did this affect the release date for season 5 of Black Mirror?

My Rating

This is a great interactive movie that I feel like everyone should watch to be honest! With that being said, I wish the creators gave us a trigger warning for the people that are mentally ill because some scenes are either graphic or is a touchy topic for us. Overall, I would have to give this movie a 7.5 out of 10.

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is available to stream on Netflix

GeekedT

Owner of Geekedt Blog and Podcast. Also owner to an assorment of durags!

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