Last Friday, Netflix finally released the official trailer of its most-awaited “Black Mirror” special called “Bandersnatch.” The movie follows the tale of amateur computer coder Stefan Butler (Fionn Whitehead) as he essays to adapt “Bandersnatch”, a choose-your-own-adventure novel, into a video game. Throughout the story, the young and problematic character occasionally receives guidance from his dad, his therapist, and veteran game designer Colin (Will Poulter).
But Bandersnatch is not just your typical Netflix movie. Just like the premise of the video game, this 90-minute interactive film also puts the viewers in control. There are scenes where users are given choices, leading to sick plot twists, an alternate universe and/or multiple endings.
And if you were lurking on your social media accounts this weekend, you probably noticed a lot of memes and reviews about it. Those viewers who got a little obsessed with the interactive film made a list of all the easter eggs found in every timeline (click the link if you don’t mind spoilers!), while others even created detailed flowcharts with all the possible endings.
Since the Internet just can’t stop talking about it, we have compiled some of the funniest reactions to “Bandersnatch.”
When Stefan asked who the f*** is controlling him
Stefan: who’s there? who’s doing this?!
— alice brown (@jesusisnotokay) January 1, 2019
When Stefan’s dad asked him what he wanted for breakfast
black mirror: *releases interactive episode*
me: easy enough
black mirror: sugar puffs or frosties?
— abigail (@abigailll__19) December 28, 2018
When one of them had to jump off the ledge
— 🚬 4 2 0 p a p i 👴🏻 (@thatsthetea19) January 2, 2019
When you had to chop up his dad’s dead body
Me forcing Stefan to chop up his dads dead body so that bandersnatch gets a 5/5 rating pic.twitter.com/m6jZ44Vz1C
— dumbbum (@leesfoodmart) January 1, 2019
When you wanted to do more but were only given two options
me when im given two options on bandersnatch pic.twitter.com/4TjSvC6Pef
— RAT (@eucevioo) January 2, 2019
When you already knew which option you’d choose
— Mr.Tart🔪 (@VeryIncorrect) January 2, 2019
When you kept ruining Stefan’s life for the nth time
— Bradlee Borgholthaus (@borgholstop) January 2, 2019
When even the simplest question could trigger your anxiety
Bandersnatch is giving me anxiety I’m just trying to do my best for Stefan pic.twitter.com/L4oyYIMdx9
— de. (@qitns) January 2, 2019
When you wanted nothing, but a positive ending
me after 3 hours of trying to find a positive ending to bandersnatch pic.twitter.com/F5LhGX7u6B
— ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ (@bluemisc) January 2, 2019
When Bandersnatch had put you into that spiral of confusion
what part of bandersnatch is this pic.twitter.com/pAi0JUEA9p
— Identity theft is not a joke, Jem. (@ThreatLvlMdnyt) January 2, 2019
And lastly, when Bandersnatch completely took over your life
It was a thrilling experience for everyone and until now, we still don’t know when the hype for Bandersnatch is going to end.