I don't understand the shady (pronounced "jaded") comments here. The characters are no more underdeveloped than in, say, Full Metal Jacket. As for the story being unoriginal, I've been fast scanning ("Entire History Of You" way) my 30+ years of reading and watching SF, and, no, this is hardly the most rehashed plot ever: a perfectly fine BM variation on the supersoldier theme.
Unico episodio, finora, che ho trovato incredibilmente scontato. Trama prevedibile, un finale che lascia a desiderare, con più domande che risposte. Sempre presente il dilemma morale che spinge lo spettatore a chiedersi: cosa avrei fatto io? ma non è sufficiente per risollevare il livello di tutta la puntata.
Every season of "Black Mirror" needs its 'action' episode, though "Fire" fails to live up to the heights of past endeavors and likely qualifies as Season 3's sole misfire. The script resurrects the tech we saw in "Entire History of You" while hinging its entire premise on a very literal (read: very obvious) riff on wartime dehumanization. The sluggish pacing doesn't help, though Madeline Brewer is excellent.
MEN AGAINST FIRE offered us a different kind of zombie genre. Actually, I'm still confused if the creatures in this episode can be referred as "zombie". Charlie Brooker gave us a satire/social commentary about "what if - we are more zombie than the zombie itself?". Honestly, I loved his concept about that. But not the presentation. I feel MEN AGAINST FIRE is very predictable to me. I never cared with its characters..