Friday, February 5, 2016

Westworld (1973)

An American science fiction written and directed by Michael Crichton, starring Yul Brynner.
A holiday resort of the future offers authentic historical destinations for guests. The resort is staffed by robots who play authentic roles. Everything is going fine until the robots malfunction.
I liked this one. The premise is entertaining and although the plot follows the universal plot outline, I found it to be entertaining as well. The few main characters were acted convincingly (2 guests and a robot in the western setting). All of the sets and costumes looked great. The camera-work was indeed "invisible". By showing the correct things at the correct times it did it's job of not being noticed and letting the story come through. The theme park setting would go on to become Crichton's claim to fame in Jurassic Park, where the plot and premise are basically the same as here. There's a wild new amusement park that offers the best fun for guests, but things go wrong and it ends up being far too dangerous. I was hoping for the ending to mimic the intro, with the main character being interviewed as he leaves and saying he had the time of his life. Overall, this was wonderful. I rate it awesome. WATCH THIS!

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