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'Black Mirror' creator tells fans to 'f--- off' if they don't like making choices during Netflix's 'Bandersnatch'

Business Insider | Jan 10, 2019, 11.06PM IST

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"Black Mirror: Bandersnatch"

  • "Black Mirror" creator Charlie Brooker told fans who don't like making choices in "Bandersnatch" to "f--- off" in an interview with Huffington Post.
  • "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch" is an interactive movie with at least five different endings and a trillion different permutations.
  • Brooker also addressed critics who say it's "too simple" to be a game: "Well this isn't on a gaming platform, it's on Netflix."

Netflix's new interactive "Black Mirror" movie, "Bandersnatch," allows viewers to make choices throughout the story, and has at least five possible endings. Some fans don't like that, and "Black Mirror" creator Charlie Brooker has harsh words for them.

In an interview with Huffington Post published on Thursday, Brooker told fans to "f--- off" if they don't like making decisions during "Bandersnatch."

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"It's been interesting that you get different reactions from different people, partly based on what they're expecting, or what they want," Brooker said. "So some people go, 'oh, I'm sh-- at this', and you sort of go, 'no no, it's alright, we've built in that you're going to fail.'"

He added: "We're trying to make you fail a couple of times so that you have to go around and do things again, and that's sort of baked into the story. There's also some people that are like 'I don't wanna make decisions', 'I don't want to do any of it'... well f--- off, then. Do something else!"

Brooker also briefly waded into the debate on whether "Bandersnatch" is a game or not, and addressed those who think it's "too simple" for a game.

"Well this isn't on a gaming platform, it's on Netflix," he said. "I'm well aware of what a computer game is, thanks."

"Bandersnatch" was released on Netflix last month, and features over a trillion different permutations. It stars Fionn Whitehead as a programmer in 1984 tasked with designing an interactive video game based on a novel called "Bandersnatch." He starts to question reality throughout the process.

"Bandersnatch" has a 73% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 63% audience score, well below previous "Black Mirror" seasons.

Season five of "Black Mirror" was delayed because "Bandersnatch" took so long to make, producer Annabel Jones told The Hollywood Reporter. But season five is still coming in 2019, a Netflix representative confirmed to Business Insider.

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