Black Mirror Bandersnatch (2019) Adam, Lilith, and Pat’s tv show review

Jumping on the bandwagon, the crew delved deep into Netflix’s experimental movie Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. There was a lot to unpack here but we did our best to avoid spoilers. In Bandersnatch, viewers make decisions for the main character, the young programmer Stefan Butler (Fionn Whitehead) who is adapting a fantasy choose-your-own-adventure novel into a video game in 1984. Other characters include Mohan Thakur (Asim Chaudhry) and Colin Ritman (Will Poulter), both of whom work at a video game company, Butler’s father, Peter (Craig Parkinson) and Butler’s therapist, Dr. Haynes (Alice Lowe). The film is based on a planned Imagine Software video game of the same name which went unreleased after the company filed for bankruptcy. It also alludes to Lewis Carroll’s own works that feature the bandersnatch creature. A piece of science fiction and horror, Bandersnatch incorporates meta-commentary and rumination on free will. It’s rare that one of these reviews compels further investigation, but the Geek Down Crew was SO tripped out by the possibilities in Bandersnatch that we encourage y’all to check it out for the different easter eggs. Without giving away too much, know that in one ending the sound of a computer data tape recording is heard; loading the sound into a ZX Spectrum provides the viewer with a QR code with the White Bear glyph in the middle that leads to the fictional Tuckersoft website, where a playable copy of the ZX Spectrum game Nohzdyve can be downloaded. STUFF LIKE THAT!!!


 

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