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Watched it a few times now. I really like this movie and this type of movie! It’s gripping, exciting and infuriating, but I couldn’t turn away from the screen. Revolutionary!
I love the underlying theme of not being in control - and that certainly felt the case with many of the selections (the controls would default on the answer you were “supposed” to choose, and choosing certain paths eventually took you back to “reset” points to force you to choose the opposite selection).
I heard some people say that there are 6 endings, but I’ve also read that there were other endings filmed that even some of the actors in the film haven’t been able to trigger through their selections… And I have questions about what an “ending” means, as I feel like I got an “ending”, but then it took me back to a previous scene for me to be able to continue down a different path.
From watching it a few times, I managed to inadvertently kill 3 different people, ended up in jail twice, failed with the release of the computer game three times, but succeeded once, I also got some really silly scenes (like a mortal combat esque fight scene with the therapist)… But for all those times of watching, I never could bring myself to choose Sugar-Puffs over Frosties. I regret not going down the Sugar-Puffs path though, as I have a feeling there’s a chance it could have changed something major.
Lastly, out of a few times of getting rolling credits, only once did it also display an extra scene of being back on the bus, listening to the tape cassette, but this time with a ZX spectrum loading noise… Apparently this noise leads to a massive easter egg online, with a secret website where you can download the game to play on an emulator!
I’ve also been frustrated that I can’t download this movie on my device on the Netflix app (probably because it would be massive gigabytes… Or would it??). But it means that when I tried to watch it again on the train, some latency problems made it horrible… Especially when on a screen where I was asked to select an option, (I noticed that I also wasn’t able to pause the movie on these screens within the android Netflix app).
Anyway… Good movie!!
I was a big fan of adventure books, so this was right up my street, and I’m sure I’ll watch it again to continue exploring and discovering more paths!