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Black Mirror: Bandersnatch - Season 5

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by Glanza, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. snapdragon

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    I enjoyed it and it's a great concept and quite interesting in it's execution but I felt let down at the end, it's as though they put everything into the first two acts and hoped the novelty would carry them through to the end.
     
  2. mmj_uk

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    All you have to do is add a bunch of scenes like "what's your favourite colour? and a multiple choice answer that doesn't really have any impact on the story and you'll quickly increase the number of different possibilies, I think I heard there's only 5 endings so it's a lot of hype really.
     
  3. VincentHanna

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    Or rather, they made up a ridiculous figure to see how many news outlets would report it as fact.

    It's exactly the sort of thing Brooker would do.
     
  4. Shocky-FM

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    The ending or endings were anticlimactic but it was well done, definitely not boring.
     
  5. ivrytwr3

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    I'm not interested in the gimmick, i just enjoy BM for its story telling. I get all my interactive choices through Telltale!

    My query is, if i were just to sit and watch the show without any interaction, is it still worth the watch? Also, is the whole season going to be 'interactive'?
     
  6. krooton

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    I had 7 endings on my playthrough :p
     
  7. krooton

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    It will auto select things if you don't choose in 10 seconds, so you can passive it, but it is written in such a way that choices, action and free will are the point of the story.

    And no, this is a one-off 'film', think of it as a pre-season :p
     
  8. ivrytwr3

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    Thanks, i'll give the interactive thing a try seeing as it's a one off.
     
  9. V_R

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    Some people have way too much time on their hands!

    [​IMG]
     
  10. mid_gen

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    Pretty interesting, although it starts a bit slow.

    Not sure how well it would hold up without the fourth-w breaking gimmicks.
     
  11. ivrytwr3

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    can this still be watched anywhere else or just Netflix?
     
  12. Lartyconshayo

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    Just Netflix I guess as they had to build bespoke software to make it work.
     
  13. smokedog

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    Mapped out a trillion permutations already...amazing.
     
  14. Smokey Deza

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    Yeah. If you 'download' from somewhere else there will be no choices to choose from.
     
  15. krooton

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    That's why I got a free trial
     
  16. ci_newman

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    Watched / played through this evening. BM knocked it out of the park again :D
     
  17. krooton

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  18. Talasour

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    It took me about three hours to watch the whole thing will all the endings but I've found whenever you go back it will always give you different options to progress the story further or change the situation, all in all I loved the entire movie.
     
  19. ecksmen

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    Really enjoyed it, played / watched with the wife. Managed to unlock the secret ending by complete mistake - spoilers.

    Got it to explain Netflix, got into a fight with the doctor, ended up in prison multiple times and finally got to the end where he gets the rabbit, goes with his mum on the 8:45 and dies in the other timeline at the doctors. Sitting on the bus he plays the game in his walkman and you can hear the tones of the ZX analogue transfer.


     
  20. Efour

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    That was pretty good.
    We are going through the multiple choices now it's offering at the end. I'm impressed how different it could all be to get you there.