"Black Mirror" goes full-on "Tales of the Crypt," complete with the occasional comic book movie-style visual flourish and atmosphere, and a clear stand-in for the devil himself: a well-dressed, smooth-talking man who appears just at your moment of weakness with a reassuring smile and soul-stealing deal. It's a fun and at times disturbing ride, but can't match the heights of its clear precedent, "White Christmas."
The three-story-mashup could've been a fail, but since everything was intertwined and justifiable within the plot of the episode, I think this was a great way to wrap-up the season. Also, the Easter-eggs confirmed for the first time the existence of a shared "Black Mirror" universe, and that's kind of cool! Overall another successful group of episodes, let's hope a renovation for season 5 is around the corner.
Extremely complex episode and also the biggest Black Mirror mindfuck in a long time. Making an episode out of 3 narratives sounds very risky and yet the episode worked. This was quintessential Black Mirror and ended what was probably the best season of the show.
Nasty. I like when BM goes wicked, and there is a lot on (closed-glass, human-cost) display. Don't forget, behind every episode is usually some profiteer of human enslavement, a circus ringleader here with added meta qualities; the dual function of Black, the Brooker surrogate. The timeline and easter eggs hindered, the series should end it on this statement.
Una delle idee più innovative che abbia mai visto. Sono tanti gli autori che hanno provato a trasmettere il medesimo messaggio, ma nessuno, a mio parere, è mai.riuscito pienamente nell'intento. Questo film è unico nel suo genere.