"Justice without force is powerless; force WITHOUT Justice is tyrannical."- Pascal ... Theres a lot more to be said about this episode than just a make believe Purge masquerading as a sentence for a little girls murder- when in actuality appears to be just a glorified Six Flags ride. But it is late as fuck here and I grow weary. Plus Mubi is ass with the space imitations with the laughably low character count.
0. The parable of the world as a punitive fascist fact, with such glorious backgrounds as "The Most Dangerous Game" (Schoedsack and Cooper), "M", both versions, or "Fury" (Fritz Lang), finds, again, a contemporary antihuman version, spectacular and speculative, where the punitive factor is strengthened by its suitability to the stylistic and staging options. The revolution isn't televised.
Ah, cool twist! I sure didn't see that one coming! I loved how the idea behind this episode was so scathing towards death penalty, entertainment and the voyeuristic aspect of our society... exacerbated even more nowadays, with all social media. Pretty smart!
Arguably the most controversial episode in the series, this one lingered with me after I'd finished watching it. The interpretations are endless - from media lynching to our innate blood thirst for retribution. Whatever you see in it, I think it manages to intrigue.
It seems there's at least one 'Black Mirror' episode that'll fuck each given viewer up - for many it's 'Shut Up and Dance', 'White Christmas', or even 'Nosedive' - for me it's 'White Bear'. This is partly because I'm constitutionally inclined to side with even the vilest chaotic evil over institutionalised lawful evil. I loathe The Daily Mail more than it would ever be possible for me to loathe a single human being.