First Black Mirror-Reviews

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Die ersten Black Mirror-Reviews kommen rein: Der Guardian verhalten sehr gut, Radiotimes (die als allererstes die Meldung des Xmas-Specials hatten) hebt eben falls den Zynismus von Brooker und Black Mirror hervor, Bleeding Cool spricht von „The Best Thing You’ll Watch On Telly This Christmas. Because You Won’t Want To Watch Anything Else Ever Again.“ Ich bin gespannt, das Xmas-Special kommt am Dienstag abend irgendwann, oben nochmal der Trailer, hier ein paar Snips:

Radiotimes: Spoiler-free preview of Black Mirror: White Christmas – is this the bleakest episode yet?

This Yuletide Black Mirror – called "White Christmas" and airing nine days before the big day – is surely the bleakest piece of television you'll see this December. It's probably best summed up by Brooker’s own assessment of his approach to life and television, at last night's screening. “I am not a glass half empty person. I am a who’s going to pick up that glass and smash it over my f*****g face sort of person.” […]

Brooker’s approach to technology sometimes seems excessively negative. He clearly has little faith in our capacity to use it for good. He spoke at last night’s screening about how troubled he is by the way the younger generation take technology for granted, the way they feel entitled to all this wonder at this fingertips. Is he just a middle-aged bloke tutting away at the privileges enjoyed by modern youth? Or a seer who really has a sense of the dangers we are storing up for ourselves?

Bleeding Cool: Why Black Mirror White Christmas Could Be The Best Thing You’ll Watch On Telly This Christmas. Because You Won’t Want To Watch Anything Else Ever Again.

Oh and there is the cookie, which can record people’s minds and memories to the extent that this bit of code becomes them. Those arguments about the sentience of artificial intelligence? Right here.

Because that this show does, is make these technologies horrifyingly normal, accepted, part of the daily grind and never commented upon unless it’s really necessary. It is what it is and we get three tales of exactly how that technology impacts humanity, but never straying from telling tales of humanity, all interweaving and linked, with twist upon twist.

And that’s where this feature length Black Mirror excels.

Guardian: Black Mirror: White Christmas review – sentimentality offset with wicked wit

Black Mirror has been merely the televisual equivalent of a grandparent tutting confusedly at an iPad. Much of the technology that so worries him is becoming naturalised in a younger generation, who elide digital and analogue to make a new real. His fear can feel fussy, and so the satire gets defanged. I would love to see him tackle a more immediate technological problem, like the potential for ever-improving AI to replace whole tranches of the labour market, from accounting to call centres.

But only Black Mirror along with a handful of films – like Her, Ex Machina and Men, Women and Children – is even engaging with these knotty contemporary themes. Sentimentality is offset with wicked wit, and Brooker’s brio and imagination paper over any gaps in logic. His anxiety as he lumbers from one paradigm to another is creating funny, imaginative, and keenly felt television, even if he is just being paranoid.

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