Movies You Watched This Year – 2019

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
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.

Black Mirror is one of my favorite series and have liked many of the episodes. Was naturally excited to watch this new interactive Black Mirror movie. The interactive feature is nothing but a gimmick. Many of the choices go nowhere and you pretty much come back to the same choice and you have to select the other option. After a while you pretty much don’t care to make a selection as its pointless. Was able to reach 4 of the 5 endings.

The movie is pretty similar to The Butterfly Effect in that the lead keeps going back and changing his choices which lead to different outcomes. One of the endings is almost the same as the Director’s cut ending of The Butterfly Effect. The Butterfly Effect is a way better movie.

Fionn Whitehead was excllent as Stefan Butler, the young programmer. Will Poulter was excellent as Colin Ritman, the famous game creator. Asim Chaudhry was very good as Mohan Thakur, the owner of video game company Tuckersoft. Craig Parkinson was good as Stefan’s father Peter Butler. Alice Lowe was ok as Dr. Haynes.The rest of the cast was ok.

The direction is ok. The story/plot is arguably the weakest from Black Mirror team and this one does not have any profound message that Black Mirror episodes usually have. Skip this movie and watch the excellent The Butterfly Effect instead.

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6 Comments
  1. cr7 1 week ago

    I admire the effort to try something innovative but it was worthless at the end . Very weak writing. I actually subscribed to netflix just to try the interactive format.

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      sputnik 1 week ago

      Agree with you on “I admire the effort to try something innovative but it was worthless at the end . Very weak writing.”

      The interactive format wasn’t working on my smart TV but it worked with my Roku.

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    sputnik 1 week ago

    Revisited the movie The Village which I had watched a few years back and pretty much thought the same of the movie this time too.

    Have decided to write separate reviews of movies that I watch and put a link to my reviews here. So here is my review of The Village

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    sputnik 5 days ago

    Revisited the movie The Ghost and the Darkness Movie which I had watched a few years back.

    So here is my review of The Ghost and the Darkness

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    sputnik 4 days ago

    Watched Badhaai Ho. One of the best movies of 2018.

    Here is my review of Badhaai Ho.

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    sputnik 15 hours ago

    Watched Hereditary which was praised by critics as scariest movie of the year. It was hardly scary.

    Here is my review of Hereditary.

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