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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:14 am    Post subject: Westworld Reply with quote

Ed Harris, Anthony Hopkins, James Marsden.


I like. Thoughts?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been a fan of the original film since I was a kid and I was a bit concerned that the story would become too HBOized. That's not necessarily a bad thing I just thought the original concept would be lost and replaced with something only a millennial would find entertaining. However after watching the first episode I was pleased that at its core Westworld the series is a bit like Jurassic World was to Jurassic Park. There are nods to the original Delos park sprinkled around and conceptually the core concept is still driving the narrative. The actors and acting are the usual above average caliber you'd expect from HBO. I am still holding final judgement as there are a number of ways the story could potentially take a wrong turn. So far though I a was entertained.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We stopped watching after 2 episodes.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So we ordered HBO Now in order to watch GoT, and we're taking advantage of the temporary expense to catch up on Westworld, too. I've heard lots of good things about it, but I'm not sure it lives up to the hype. I was hoping for something a bit deeper, more philosophical. Or at least with likable characters. This is one big gimmick with lots of unrealized potential.

Note: we've seen all of season 1 except the finale, so please don't spoil that. Perhaps some of my complaints will be resolved in the finale.

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I thought the double fake out with Bernard being both a robot (which I suspected from the first episode) and Arnold was a bit much. I also thought it was pretty stupid for Ford to have him kill himself. He just left the body there. When someone finds it, they'll discover that Bernard is a robot. And that will point back to Ford. And that just seems sloppy for an evil mastermind.

I wish there had been more to the maze. I thought it was actually going to be a maze with a payoff, not just Dolorous's memories of Arnold, with the only payoff being the surprise that Bernard = Arnold (which, again, was stupid).

It bugs me that William is so preachy about his friend wanting to drink and fuck in "VR," as if there's something wrong with that. It's a theme park. That's what it's for. People go there for vacation. People drink and fuck on vacation. Shooting robots that are designed to be shot is not a moral quandary. It's basically a video game.

I don't understand how more accidents don't happen. Why does no real person ever accidentally shoot another real person, mistaking them for a host?

I wish that the guy who disagrees with the philosophical position of functionalism wasn't portrayed as a murderer. I wish there was more subtlety here than that. Believing that robots aren't sentient is not equivalent to believing that humans aren't sentient, either. You don't have to dehumanize people in order to dehumanize robots.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh my god that was the worse finale I've ever seen for any show ever. What a bunch of garbage. Even Stephen King has a right to laugh at that ending. Jesus, what a mess.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Westworld Reply with quote

Cail wrote:
Ed Harris, Anthony Hopkins, James Marsden.


I like. Thoughts?


I love it! Super clever! Cant wait for the next season. I didn't mind the ending Z .. what didn't you like about it?
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