Netflix’s First Interactive Film; Black Mirror: Bandersnatch


Zuri Hay, Staff Writer

On the 28th of December, Stefan (Fionn Whitehead), starred in Black Mirror: Bandersnatch an interactive or “chose your own adventure” film, set in the 1980’s.

Now, there has been some chat about the new movie Black Mirror: Bandersnatch some say how they liked the choice of having to chose the way he goes and some did not. Of course, this movie had a very large expectation because of the name in the title “Black Mirror” a very famous show made by Netflix.

A quick backstory on the TV show Black Mirror.  Unlike many TV shows in every episode there is different characters and never the same plot. Also, in every episode there is either a very big group of people and a lot of extras as the whole cast.  As for some others there are like 5-10 main characters. This show is also known for its lessons or messages that it makes. Anyway back to Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is unlike many movies and not just it being interactive but because if you look at the cast, there is not a lot of people that are in the movie, only 12 to be exact. The average cast in a movie is at least 20 not including extras. This movie being interactive is a completely different story in how it was made and money wise, insane.

The budget for this movie is crazy. They normally pay thousands of dollars for a normal episode. For this movie, they have paid double the budget. Double the money would be almost too much but since the movie is interactive to was completely different from a normal movie. To clear anything that might be confusing, an interactive movie is a type of movie where you get to pick what the main character does to make the story come to life. The point of have an interactive movie is to be able to almost fully control the character and most people find it fun or funny. Netflix felt the need to make this because they thought that they were becoming less and less popular and even if they were they made themselves pop out from the rest of the TV networks, as it was one of their first interactive movies,

There are many that have recommend this movie and 7th grader Carl Carlin a person who has watched this movie said, “I definitely recommend this movie I think it was very fun to play and watch at the same time and I would definitely play again.” In the end, Netflix had done it again they had made another amazing movie.