A few days ago, Netflix released a new film telling the crazy story of Ted Bundy and his girlfriend of 6 years, Elizabeth (Liz) Kloepfer. Starring Zac Efron and Lily Collins, the movie goes through their love story and shows how Liz was affected during Ted’s multiple arrests and trials. Zac Efron’s acting was incredible; he was able erase the thoughts of Troy Bolton from my head and show how convincing, intelligent, and insane Ted Bundy was. This movie kept me interested the whole time and I 10/10 recommend.
Bandersnatch is a Black Mirror film that came out on Netflix over break. It is about a young man in 1984 who is on the journey of making his own interactive computer game called “Bandersnatch”. The film itself is also interactive and there are many choices you get to make as the viewer throughout the movie. It is very interesting because there are multiple different endings to the film depending on the choices you make.
The only thing that annoyed me about this movie was that some of the endings were a lot better than the others. The first one I watched made me so angry due to how unsatisfying it was, but the second one I watched was a lot better and answered more questions. Almost everyone I’ve talked to has a different opinion on this movie depending on the ending they got. I am a fan of a lot of the Black Mirror episodes, so this was pretty exciting to me. Some of the people who star in Bandersnatch are Fionn Whitehead, Will Poulter, and Alice Lowe. I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes Black Mirror or shows like it and who is looking for something fun to do.
Hint: choose “chop up dad”, it leads to the best ending!
Bird Box came out on Netflix before winter break and has been the source of talk over the holidays. Sandra Bullock stars in it as Malorie, and it is a thrilling story about how an evil force takes over the world and causes anyone who sees it to kill themselves. Malorie is pregnant when everything begins to happen, and the movie jumps between the present, which is 5 years after the evil strikes, and a series of events from the past. In the present, Malorie is on a journey on a river with two children to get to a safe place, but they have to keep blindfolds on the whole time.
I personally did not like this movie that much. It was interesting but the plot was very flat and the whole movie was predictable. It also had some pretty disturbing scenes, and it wasn’t scary enough for me to be intrigued. However, the thing I disliked the most about the movie was that it left so many things unanswered. This is my pet peeve when it comes to movies, so I would not really want to watch it again.