The new 'Black Mirror: Bandersnatch' interactive movie is out, and it has fans questioning reality

NetflixFionn Whitehead stars in ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.’
  • The new “Black Mirror” interactive movie is here, and it’s called “Bandersnatch.”
  • The movie has five distinct endings and an overwhelming amount of combinations.
  • Like with all “Black Mirror” content, it has inspired some existential conflict on Twitter – people don’t know what to believe about themselves or reality anymore.
  • Be warned, mild spoilers ahead for “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.”

People have been speculating that an interactive “Black Mirror” movie was coming for months now, and the theorizing kicked into overdrive when the “Bandersnatch” title card was discovered on Netflix earlier this December.

The stand-alone movie dropped at midnight on December 28, and people have been devouring it ever since. It tells the story of Stefan Butler, a young computer programmer in the ’80s, who’s developing one of his favourite choose-your-own-adventure novels into a video game. As is the “Black Mirror” way, things go astray pretty quickly.

But what makes this “Black Mirror” different is the interactive, choose-your-own-adventure nature of the movie – throughout the film, viewers are prompted with choices that Stefan and his friends have to make, and this affects the plot trajectory. According to the New York Times, there are five distinct endings, ranging from happy to disastrous.

Naturally, the internet is overwhelmed by the new type of media, and what the movie says about us as a whole.

While some people relished in making Stefan’s life as difficult as possible, others were finding it hard to ruin this fictional character’s life.

Read more: 10 surprising things you probably didn’t know about ‘Black Mirror’^tfw^tfw

But a common theme, of course, was suspicion towards all of our many electronic devices.^tfw

“Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” is streaming on Netflix now.


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