If you haven’t yet dove into the choose-your-own-adventure madness of Black Mirror’s newly released Netflix movie Bandersnatch : TURN BACK NOW! Because we’re diving into major spoilers and Twitter reactions to the misadventures of Stefan, an ’80s video game designer trapped in a game the viewer controls!
Seriously. ALL THE SPOILERS for Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch lie below. Like even if you’ve watched most of the endings there are spoilers. So if any of you complain in comments, you will be mocked perniciously and deservedly.
Bandersnatch follows a traumatized young man as he tries to design a video game based on his favorite book. But as the deadline draws near, he’s faced with a series of increasingly wild choices between self-care and self-destruction. Is Stefan losing his mind? Is there a massive conspiracy around him? What mad force could be controlling him? And can he—or this sadistic puppet master who pulls his strings—find him a happy ending?
The same day that Bandersnatch hit Netflix, Twitter reacted with shock, awe, and humor.
Why would I watch an interactive episode of Black Mirror when I’ve watched enough Black Mirror to know that this is *exactly* the kind of shit that people on Black Mirror end up dearly regretting but NICE TRY NETFLIX— andi zeisler (@andizeisler) December 28, 2018
U like pac-man? U know what PAC stands for? Program and control. he’s program and control man the whole thing’s a metaphor. He thinks he’s got free will but rly he’s trapped in a maze, in a system, all he can do is consume, he’s pursued by demons tha- #Bandersnatch pic.twitter.com/HaOkE4IXac— ronnie (@thenewbyintrpol) December 29, 2018
Fun first date idea: watch #Bandersnach and make the other person make all the decisions while you silently judge them.— retired emo kid (@supplyinglight) December 29, 2018
When you thought u were the one making the decision for the movie but you played yourself bc when you picked the wrong answer they forced your ass to come back and pick what they want. #Bandersnach pic.twitter.com/QLZncsiuEQ— Khlianove (@olive_bechi) December 29, 2018
Netflix: What do you want to do tonight?— Kimberley Elizabeth (@kimmikillzombie) December 29, 2018
Watch A Movie KILL DAD#Bandersnatch
*Sees new Black Mirror on Netflix* Oh it’s just an hour and a half. I can watch this before I hit the hay.— MysteryTheProducer (@iTalkWet) December 29, 2018
4 hours later: I just know that I can pick the right path to a happy ending! #Bandersnach pic.twitter.com/MahkEZb7W4