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Old 06-04-2002, 19:40   #1
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Westworld - anyone seen it

any one seen this film, if so what's it like?
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Old 06-04-2002, 20:40   #2
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It's the first and by far the best of Michael Crichton's takes on the leisure park industry and gigantic death trap. Yul Brynner is awesome and Richard Benjamin is a lot better than he should be as the innocent-ish victim. It's short, sharp, violent and genuinely witty with some superb use of the full scope frame. Highly recommended in fact.
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Old 06-04-2002, 21:01   #3
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Very good film, a big influence on The Terminator I reckon, with Yul Brynner's relentless cyborg similar to Arnie's in many ways and also a precursor to Crichton's own Jurassic Park with its story of a high-tech theme park turning on the visitors.

I have mixed feelings about the proposed Arnie remake - potentially it could be great but it could also be another Rollerball.
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Old 07-04-2002, 15:51   #4
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As above - a real gem and clear influence on Terminator plus several others not to mention the Itchy and Scratchy Park
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A very memorable movie, watched it when I was a kid and I still have good memories of it even though I have not seen it in 10 yrs.
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Old 07-04-2002, 20:11   #6
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It is a superb film. Great picture on the R1 version (anamorphic).
If you watch the special edition version of Terminator Mr Cameron has the cheek to say that he dreamt up the entire concept of the Terminator all by himself. I.M.H.O. Its more likely he watched Westworld on a cable tv channel a couple of days previous!


The sequel Futureworld is due for release later on this year (again R1).
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Very good film, Yul Brynner at his best (with the exception of The King and I)
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Word is that Yule Briners robot 'eyesight' in the film was the first use of computer graphics in film - another 'first' often applied to Terminator.
The sequel is almost the same film with added nonsense.
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Old 08-04-2002, 18:51   #9
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I have seen this a few times, and I thought that it was a great film.
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I remember watching it a couple of years after it came out (I was about 10) and it scared me to death
I have since seen it many times and have got it on DVD now too.A very good film.
How about those female robots in each of the 3 worlds
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Oh yeah I'd give them my WD-40
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I'd like to add my admiration for this film. Jurassic Park is basically a remake of Westworld replacing robots with dinosaurs.

Yul Brenner plays the most menacing robot ever and like the Terminator is hard to kill. Great film all the more so for influencing the latter films.
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Yul Brynner was a very good actor - so he was able to play the role much better than many of the actors who tried in later films.
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Have seen this a few times-good film
Haven't seen it for a couple of years - must check out the DVD- thanks for reminding me of this filmMY DVDs

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Yul Brynner was a very good actor - so he was able to play the role much better than many of the actors who tried in later films.
And I don't think an actor played the part of the T-Rex in JP .

But that's not what I meant, I wasn't comparing Yul Brenner's performance to Arnie's. Just that people who haven't seen it should remember that it came before Terminator and JP and that it obviously influenced the later films.

You are right though, that Yul Brenner was a good actor and he played an excellent robot gone bad.
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Can't believe no-one's mentioned this yet.

We'll soon be able to compare Arnie's performance to Yul Brynner's, as he's just signed up to produce & star in a remake. He's taking Yul's role.

Of course, this being Arnie, he'll probably make the character 'heroic' somehow.

I weep for the future.
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aprout you haven't read Ol' Blue Eyes post then?
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This must be a sci-fi classic.
Watch Westworld before Terminator as an excellent double bill
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aprout you haven't read Ol' Blue Eyes post then?
D'oh! must get new specs!
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Cheers guy's, I didn't realise this was out on dvd and has now been added to my wants list.
I haven't seen this since I was a kid and the rattle snake part always made me bring my feet up onto the chair damn quick.

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