Release Date: December 28
Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Will Poulter, Asim Chaudhry, et al.
Although Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is a unique movie, it’s sure to leave you feeling funny and, if like me, somewhat sick. The crazy thing is, I admit it’s a good movie. I’m all for a movie that doesn’t follow the conventional rules and expectations of audience, and that’s exactly what Bandersnatch does. Everything about it is strange. A pity it came across as a little but too much for my system to handle. The constant looping of specific scenes made it seem as though I was losing my mind.
The interactive viewing experience thing is most likely what the movie will be remembered for more than any of its many alternative endings. The way you the viewer seemingly control Stefan’s (Fionn Whitehead) actions is the breakthrough action of this film event. Believe me when I tell you Black Mirror: Bandersnatch has come to change the way films will be made, especially for streaming and other e-platforms. This really isn’t a good thing because certainly not all will be great in reviews like the pioneer and we might have more people ending a movie feeling worse than they started.
There’s gore, blood and violence, all themes that make a good movie these days. If only sex on a loop was added to the mix, maybe I might’ve liked Bandersnatch better. I recommend you give it a shot and make up your mind whether you like it or not; the experience certianly differs from person to person.
Directed by: David Slade
Rinzy’s Rinzy: 2.5/5