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Castro
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"Black Mirror Bandersnatch (Netflix, 2018)"


  

          

Netflix picked the perfect series to test out a 'choose your own story' format.


Set in the 80's, a young video game programmer turns his favorite book into a video game, but is the code driving him crazy...or something else?

I don't want to put any spoilers out there. Apparently, there are 5 possible endings and all kinds of possible story combinations.

I watched it with my better half and niece and we had a good time choosing the story using a roku remote.

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Subject Author Message Date ID
The technical execution was better than expected.
Dec 28th 2018
1
That's what makes this so promising. It was smooth.
Dec 28th 2018
2
After two hours and 40 minutes
Dec 28th 2018
3
Cool concept, excellent execution, mediocre episode n/m
Dec 30th 2018
4
I thought it was brilliant
Dec 30th 2018
5
I think this is one of those better in theory than execution...
Dec 30th 2018
6
Add the 5D movie experience to this list.
Jan 08th 2019
7
this shit was amazing
Jan 25th 2019
8
I didn't care enough about the characters to keep watching
Jan 26th 2019
9
I absolutely loved this
Jan 28th 2019
10

LeroyBumpkin
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1. "The technical execution was better than expected."
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Making choices was pretty seamless, and it wasn't as disruptive as I thought it would be. While you can kinda tell when the movie has switched to the scene based on your choice, it's very clean.

I did find that some of my choices led the film to work itself back to a previous fork in the road, which forced me to rewatch a scene again. Not a deal breaker, just annoying. I know this is just the beginning, but I like where this is going. Like stated by the OP, this was a great pairing between Netflix and Black Mirror.

(also really dig the metal head shout out. One of my favorite episodes).

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Castro
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2. "That's what makes this so promising. It was smooth. "
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I didn't expect it to be Dragon's Lair slow, but it still surprised me how it moved right along once you made a choice.

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3. "After two hours and 40 minutes"
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my wife and I finally took a break from watching. We got close to a dozen different endings.


This film is so layered. There are easter eggs that lead you to various websites. Like the Tuckersoft website where you can download Nohzdyve.

Here: https://tuckersoft.net/ealing20541/history/

It's so crazy. Reading through the comments in this reddit thread shows how deep the rabbit hole goes. Only visit if you've gone through a good portion of the movie paths and/or don't mind the spoilers.

https://www.reddit.com/r/blackmirror/comments/aa98fs/bandersnatch_endings_thread/

Also, I love how all the dialogue speaks directly to you, as a viewer of "Bandersnatch". Conversations about choice, or lack thereof are so meta. This was really impressive.

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4. "Cool concept, excellent execution, mediocre episode n/m"
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Duc999
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5. "I thought it was brilliant "
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A interactive movie that lets you control the action where the main character contemplates not being in control all the while the movie itself forces your actions so that you're not really in control. Then you're asked to contemplate whether you're in control.

The loops and layers upon layers and 4th and 5th wall breaks. I enjoyed it.

  

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6. "I think this is one of those better in theory than execution..."
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I would describe this as similar to looking at 360 degree pictures...it's cool for about 5 seconds, but after that you want to see the image that the photographer intended for you to see rather than stare at random background objects that aren't really that interesting.

This style of a movie doesn't speak to me at all--In the end, I want to see the filmmakers vision on screen, not a series of side adventures. But I didn't know that going into this--because I've never experienced a movie like this before--but if you're into all the easter eggs and such, this will speak to you, but if you want to watch a story, you'll find this tiring/boring/etc. I hope this was a one off for black mirror, because it's a very good show.

  

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7. "Add the 5D movie experience to this list. "
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8. "this shit was amazing"
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A great way to tell the story, but also a great story apart from that.

When the main character starts to battle with the therapist and his own father, I was like "I am on board for wherever this movie goes."

One of the best things I saw in 2018. Black Mirror does it again.

  

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9. "I didn't care enough about the characters to keep watching"
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Feels like they got more caught up in the technique than making the characters compelling.

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10. "I absolutely loved this"
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My father inlaw and I went through it. He had never seen anything like it, so he was really into it.

I enjoyed it tremendously.

I'm going to go back and start doing different stuff to see how it plays out.

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