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  • unbb24
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    It’s hard to react or review or recap this because there are multiple ways to go through the story depending on what you came up with it unless you spent hours going through all the possible paths. Anyways, it was an enjoyable interactive film but I still wish that they released the normal batch of episodes.

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    I LOVED my first ending and then the second one I hated…I don’t want to spoil it for anyone so I’m not gonna say anything spoilerish in regards to the first one but will say: the first one made my day.
    Update: I have gotten 4 out of five endings now. Kinda gave up on trying to get the last one but my friend got it and told me what it was so I’m kinda glad I didn’t.
    Also he was Emmy worthy:
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    Eden
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    My Netflix free trial ended just a few days ago, which is why I haven’t seen it yet. LOL.

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    Vicennn
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    I loved it.

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    Boz
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    I LOVED my first ending and then the second one I hated…I don’t want to spoil it for anyone so I’m not gonna say anything spoilerish in regards to the first one but will say: the first one made my day.
    Update: I have gotten 4 out of five endings now. Kinda gave up on trying to get the last one but my friend got it and told me what it was so I’m kinda glad I didn’t.
    Also he was Emmy worthy:
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    I know exactly which one you’re talking about at first lol. Loved it, definitely caught me off guard.

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    vinny
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    I know exactly which one you’re talking about at first lol. Loved it, definitely caught me off guard.

    I saw the option and went “Well I have to click that” and lo and behold it was glorious lol

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    Boz
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    I saw the option and went “Well I have to click that” and lo and behold it was glorious lol

    I first clicked the other option, but after that was over I gave in and selected it. Glorious indeed.

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    I just let the computer make the default (usually left) choice every time, which seems to be the way to go, as it sends you in a lot of loops, so it is sufficiently comprehensive at ninety minutes, including post-credits scenes. I recommend that everyone does that, with the exception of when you are presented with the option of “[…] Window” versus “Fight […]”; choose “Fight […]” in that case. Also, the first two choices are inconsequential, so feel free to have fun with those.

    What a boring episode. This is still an important work because its technological innovations pave the way for future works that build on the form and maximize the storytelling potential, like the depicted eighties’ video games. The twists in this one were more confusing, too clever and less revelatory than in most Black Mirror episodes and it was tedious watching the same stuff repeatedly. Performances were unmemorable.

    They played with the aspect ratio, but there were a couple of random moments when it briefly shifted to 16:9 for no reason, perhaps by accident. I should mention that I first tried to play this on Apple TV, which failed, as did the Netflix app on my Windows laptop, so I ultimately had to use the website (and hooked it up with an HDMI). I got a kick out of how this review summed it up:

    Arriving as a holiday surprise from Netflix, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is easily the most ambitious episode of Charlie Brooker’s dystopian anthology series to date. Is it the best one? Not by a long shot. But it’s new, so we all have to drop everything and spend a day inside it – assuming our devices can play it. The tech requires the latest version of the Netflix app, which hadn’t yet arrived on my Apple TV, my Blu-ray player or my phone; I ended up watching it on my laptop with headphones, as God intended.

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    Boz
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    I didn’t see Miley Cyrus. Where is she at?

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    Riley
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    I didn’t see Miley Cyrus. Where is she at?

    Season 5 proper, confirmed as coming 2019.

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    jacob121
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    This was fun to “play” but agree with the general consensus that it didn’t quite come together dramatically. Mosaic was much more accomplished and dramatically satisfying.

    I wonder if this will be the Emmy submission. New episodes still dropping 2019 but no indication that I have found about whether it will make it in time for eligibility.

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    jjjmoss
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    Bandersnatch was marvelous. But it is going to be hella divisive. The Emmys will go all in tho unless it gets terrible reviews. The interactive program categories will be won by this.

    sherlock abominable bride was one of the least liked sherlock eps, yet it’s the one that won tv movie

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    Meant to just play it through once or twice, ended up skipping my 10 step skincare routine to get all the endings. Stefan, sweetie, I’m SO sorry a T-zoned bitch like me had to ruin your life like this but mama needed that sweet sweet 100% completion.

    I almost didn’t notice, but if you accept the job at first and get the dead end, replaying it from the checkpoint gives you different “deja vu” dialogue with Colin. It did feel a little complete in the end, it would kill me if weeks from now someone came back with a super secret Easter egg ending that required you to see every single option and perform a secret sequence. But I liked it.

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    I liked Bandersnatch personally, even if it wasn’t close to being the most emotionally resonant Black Mirror episode. Fionn Whitehead is Emmy-worthy, for a nomination by this point I would say, considering the competition so far. I played it for a couple hours, it was pretty addicting, but lost its appeal after a while, largely due to all the grisly endings feeling more and more repetitive. I love how this advances and popularizes CYOA stories in television, but I wish there were more variety to the outcomes. Also, very good Cinematography for certain parts, especially with that whole trippy LSD scenario.

    Who people pretend Christopher Nolan is, Charlie Brooker REALLY is, the definitive sci-fi storyteller of this generation who seamlessly blends allegory about destiny, free will, technology, and how our relation to it can shape both of the former mentioned things. A truly irreplaceable and innovative genius.

    Potential spoiler alert!

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    My favorite ending was the one where he traveled back in time through the mirror, retrieved the rabbit, and then went with his mom on the train he knew they would die on, and then in a WTF twist right when they do get killed he suddenly is dead at his previous age in the doctor’s office. He at least gets to be killed in the past, but with his beloved mother, only at the cost of dying in the present. Yeah, it made no logical sense to me, but was still beautifully haunting enough that I was willing to let logic slide on this one.

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    FairWeatherAffair
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    What a waste of time. I’m so, so tired of the show’s politics; they’re base and obvious and not nearly as radical as their creators think they are (nor as nuanced as they should be). It’s so blatantly obvious that the narrative wants to lead or main guy down a doomed path, which goes against all instincts. Making decisions to protect him is futile, which is representative of the series’ weird philosophical take on technology. Doom-and-gloom is trite.

    Anyway, I liked this conceit more when Mosaic did it, in part because all other aspects of the piece were also much better.

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