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Westworld (1973)
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Review Date: September 20, 2000
Director: Michael Crichton
Writer: Michael Crichton
Producers: Paul Lazarus III
Actors:
James Brolin
Yul Brenner
Richard Benjamin
Review:
Written and directed by Michael Chrichton in 1973, this film has a similar plot line to JURASSIC PARK. It a futuristic movie about a vacation place which offers folks everything they want from the Western or Roman or Medieval times, including robots who look and act exactly as humans, for only a thousand dollars a day. Sorta like the system they had set in TOTAL RECALL also, or EXISTENZ for that matter, only you REALLY do physically interact with these human robots.

Needless to say, "something" eventually goes wrong in this robotic vacation land and much fun ensues...or does it?

For me, the film had a great premise and started strong, but ultimately gave away most of its cards early on in the game, and just sort of dragged out its ending. The film is "okay" but nothing more. Great robotic performance by Yul Brenner though (he's supposed to be a robot, so that's a compliment!
(c) 2014 Berge Garabedian
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