Black Mirror has always proved to be light years ahead of its time, in as much as time exists. But an interactive episode? Please continue to blow our minds. Lo and behold… Bandersnatch.
Like many of you who have already watched it, and many of you who are about to, I’ve just had to watch the Bandersnatch film twice. Because who is ever going to be happy with their decision when they know there was another choice?
Black Mirror really got us there…
Whether it blew your mind until the end, or whether you found it’s novelty wore off after you had to throw Colin off a building various times, you would have found yourself noticing that Bandersnatch raises some old forgotten theories. And of course, don’t forget all of those thoughts we had when first watching it, don’t worry, we all had them.
The 10 thoughts we all had watching Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch…
- What happens when we don’t choose an option on time?! Well apparently, it chooses for you… Do you think Stefan’s life would have been better if we had left it alone? Why must we intervene in everything?
- Stefan’s life is what we have all thought at some point. We’re in a simulation and someone is controlling everything we do. Can you imagine what kind of dumbass is controlling your life?
- That moment Stefan is telling his therapist he’s being controlled for entertainment… “Why are you no in a more entertaining scenario?” she says, why does this make us reflect on how much we find human pain and suffering entertaining?
- Why does everything have to involve murder? Oh right… Pain and suffering. Gotcha, Black Mirror! You do know us.
- Sidenote: Wow, the chopping up is graphic..
- Bandersnatch really highlights the butterfly effect… Every little decision you make will take you down a different path – like choosing to read a book or pick up the family photo. *Cue the overthinking…
- Truman Show vibes!
- The reality of drugs is that they can really make you do crazy things. We thought Stefan would be well after throwing himself off a building, after all, it is a movie. But after all… It is Black Mirror.
- Do you think Black Mirror timed people’s reaction time on making decisions? For the most, any time we are given a choice, we click the decision just as Stefan is about to do whatever it is we chose… Or maybe some of us have really late reaction times. Woopsies.
- Stefan is living all of his “alternative” lives through all of our screens, giving him all the choices he has. And all of them are awful. There are just too many levels to this.
Just when we thought Netflix couldn’t get more into our minds, they show us exactly what we want, and lets us think we had a choice in creating it.
But we love it, right?