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A Netflix interactive choose-your-own-adventure movie is here – ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.’ Will you check out the new feature?

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Netflix is home to the two most currently talked about movies that have taken the cinematic genre by storm, in Bird Boxand Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. But it’s Bandersnatch that is the more intriguing of the two because the concept and premise are new, exciting, and somewhat mind-bending.

It’s an interactive thriller, starring Will Poulter, Fionn Whitehead, Asim Chaudhry, and Alice Lowe, based on the popular show Black Mirror, with the following premise:

“In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he adapts a sprawling fantasy novel into a video game and soon faces a mind-mangling challenge.”

It’s like those old choose-your-own-adventure books you read as a child combined with a game from the company Telltale Games, come to life in a movie.

The audience member must make multiple decisions for the main character Stefan (portrayed by Whitehead) throughout, to get to the ending.

And in the case of Bandersnatch, these choices will continually alter the story, leading to one of five main endings, with numerous variants of each, according to Cosmopolitan. Some options are going to be bad, or “the wrong one,” leading to you restarting or going back to an earlier point in the movie to redecide between options and go down an alternate route.

And because of the different paths the story can take, each viewing will be a different length, ranging from 40 minutes, all the way up to 90 minutes.

If you watch Netflix via Apple TV, Chromecast, the Windows Netflix app, or browsers using Silverlight, then you are out of luck because they aren’t supported to watch it. However, users of Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Android, Android TV, and IOS will be able to experience it.

The tone of the movie is exactly what you’d expect from a Black Mirror episode- smart, dark, packed with grim absurdity, drama, suspense, and techno-paranoia- not making it for all mature audiences.

The film received solid reviews from critics, earning a healthy 73% on Rotten Tomatoes, but it didn’t stop some fans who were displeased with it from letting themselves be heard to the point that they caused actor Will Poulter to leave Twitter.

Regardless, it’s something people should consider checking out, if only for the unique movie-going experience — a style which Netflix is trying to get a footing in.

It’s a continuation of the company’s plan to create more choose-your-own-adventure content, which started back in the summer of 2017 with their release of Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale. And since then, they have released Buddy Thunderstruck, Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout, and Minecraft: Story Mode.

However, what those four have in common is that they are for kids. Bandersnatch is the first Netflix has created for adults, and the initial of many they hope to produce for the same audiences.

If you want to read more about this, you can check it out on Cosmopolitan here.


Here’s how people on the Zip app are weighing in on this all over the country!

A Netflix interactive choose-your-own-adventure movie is here – ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.’ Will you check out the new feature?

Totals
35% Ya, curious
65% No, stupid
Males
42% Ya, curious
58% No, stupid
Females
21% Ya, curious
79% No, stupid

Ya, curious

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