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.Tags: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Movies You Watched This Month