Westworld Season 1 (2016) TWR

From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 3 Oct 13:52
To: ALL1 of 8
Just watched the first episode of the first season. 10/10. Interesting that it handles the same issues as Ex Machina (released a year earlier) albeit in a very different setting... so much better. I do like these movies [/series] that remind me of really believable/life-like pc game characters, with a hint of unreality.



From: Manthorp 3 Oct 15:53
To: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 2 of 8
There was a vein of misogyny running through Ex Machina that wasn't resolved by the ending, I thought.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 3 Oct 16:34
To: Manthorp 3 of 8
Ex Machina was all about misogyny: the misogyny of the fictional protagonists, the director and, well, its audience. None of that is present in Westworld, thus far.

Edit: I should elaborate. WW does have overtly misogynistic characters in it (both casual and sadistic), but that's not the main point. What it shares with EM is that it's about androids realizing better options.
EDITED: 3 Oct 17:23 by DSMITHHFX
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 7 Oct 16:33
To: ALL4 of 8
Watched two more eps. This (also by Crichton) is leaving the big screen Jurassic franchise in the dust.
From: william (WILLIAMA) 7 Oct 19:17
To: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 5 of 8
Did you watch the movie? If so, how does this compare? 
I watched the movie about 40 years ago, with a bottle of vodka and a girlfriend I was very fond of at the time (it was on the telly - no videos or dvds back then). We were so tense that we nearly died when some eejit rang the doorbell.
I've put off watching this series. Different times. Different expectations. Married now - grown up kids. Eejits don't call unexpectedly at 10:00 in the evening.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 7 Oct 20:02
To: ALL6 of 8
Nope, haven't seen the movie, though I'm keen to. The series has a lot of thoughtful stuff, interspersed with extreme violence (example: park employee attempts to behead a deactivated droid so's he can bring it back to the lab, droid wakes up, clambors out the hole it fell into and proceeds to bash in own head with a boulder. Oh yeah, the droids bleed copiously.). Supposedly Season 2 is a fail according to MrsD's research.
EDITED: 7 Oct 20:07 by DSMITHHFX
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)23 Oct 19:05
To: ALL7 of 8
MrsD. has bravely soldiered through countless scenes of android mayhem, beheadings, dismemberments and disembowelments, we're down to the season one finale, which we might delay for a day or three else she chucks the tv off the balcony. Not sure how much credit Crichton deserves, but this is way above his usual in terms of depth and subtlety (apart from the mayhem, obviously).
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)24 Oct 14:30
To: ALL8 of 8
And done. Nothing to add except, "wow."

Anthony Hopkins' character: suicide by android.

Season two set up as: the revenge of the androids.