mum and dad
I had to get on the bandwagon of this film of course, I am a massive Black Mirror fan after all - and it's interactive, I had to see this! "In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he works to adapt a fantasy novel into a video game."
I was impressed. I am a fairly simple human being and little things can impress me - this is one of those things. Happily watching it with my dad - yes, dad watched it too - and suddenly a black bar rises up at the bottom of the screen, giving you two answers and you having to choose. Yes, fun at first, such as what cereal shall Stefan eat, but then you start getting stressed... The questions start getting harder and more able to ruin a life, and I don't know about anyone else, but I was feeling the pressure - especially with the ten seconds counting down.
Bandersnatch, I have to admit, is not the best story line, it's pretty simple and doesn't really stand out, but it works so well with the interactive side of it. It fitted perfectly. I feel the simple storyline was on purpose due to the fact that you lead it, and it can change at any question, so I shall let it off due to the fact I have never ever watched an interactive film before and I had such a great time.
It really did take me back to my childhood and the interactive Goosebumps book I used to read... Good times.
I actually don't really know what to say about this film as I really don't want to give anything away, so I shall just say sorry to Stefan for ruining his life when I watched it, but also to mention that I never actually finished it. Me and dad sat there for almost two hours before having to go to bed, and I found out today that it apparently actually goes around in a loop unless you quit out of it - so that's fun. Could have been sat there all week, and I probably would have I was that invested in it.
I don't think it's a film I would rewatch unless I wanted to see the other scenarios, but I was still very much impressed and still very much think Charlie Brooker is so damn clever... Especially with the 'Netflix' and 'Fuck Yeah' buttons - very smart indeed.
On a side note, dad liked it, and found it quite enjoyable, but did say the same as me about the storyline. Not the strongest storyline, (he said he probably wouldn't even be able to tell you what the full story was), but you didn't need a strong one as you mainly watched it for the interactive side of it - a side he, like me, very much enjoyed. Again, sorry Stefan...
Oh, and small little TED TALK, be nice to actors, they are human and are not the characters they portray in films. I am looking at the people being horrible to Will Poulter... BE NICE. Thank you for listening to my TED TALK.
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