Black Mirror: Bandersnatch-ed?

Written by: Jean Hernandez

Staff Reporter

In December of 2018, the creators of the widely popular Netflix series Black Mirror came out with an interactive movie called Bandersnatch. Bandersnatch is an adventure story that lets you choose your own ending. The movie follows a boy, Stefan Butler, in which he gets the opportunity to create his own video game based off a book called Bandersnatch. The video game is just like the movie.

Throughout the movie, you'll be asked to make a decision and whichever one you choose, you'll have to face the consequences and hopefully try to give Butler the best ending possible.

This movie is a thrill ride of excitement. You never truly know where the choice takes you due to the fact that if you go back to the same choice as before, there is a chance that you won't follow the same timeline as the choice given to you in your previous option.

Also throughout the movie, the main character knows something is wrong and he feels like he's being controlled by someone else. He sometimes even speaks and ask for the person who is controlling him to guide him into the best decision possible.

Even though many watchers have tried to give him the best ending, it just wasn't possible and it all just led up to failure and disappointment by him and the other characters

If you haven’t watched Bandersnatch yet, this would be definitely recommended but you just have to make sure that you have the time of day to actually do this and the willpower to keep going back and repeating the same process.

The one downside of this is that you have to have a Netflix account to be able to watch it or else it won’t work on other sites. Even if you do have Netflix, it does also depend on the type of device that you are streaming it off of.

As for the show Black Mirror, it is a much watch. It focuses around the idea that the use of technology, the internet, and the idea of self interest is actually ruining society as we know it.

With this, each episode is completely different and all of the episodes have a different cast with its own focus point.

Both are exceptionally good and worth the the hype that they are getting.