HBO's "Westworld", starring Anthony Hopkins/produced by J.J. Abrams

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  1. diankra

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    Re: HBO's "Westworld", starring Anthony Hopkins/produced by J.J. Abram

    This surely ought to be a cgi-free zone; the whole point of Westworld (and other attractions in the same venue) would be that it's 'real', physical, not just good stuff on a 3d screen.
     
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    I always liked the Michael Crichton film Westworld, not Futureworld. Hopefully, J.J. and HBO will make Westworld a successful series. The premise of the original was fascinating.
     
  3. Mr. Laser Beam

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    But they'll have to show a suitably 'distressed' Gunslinger as it continues to attack, even after a lot of its exterior has been burned away.
     
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    "Westworld" is actually only a part of the larger amusement park named Delos so ZombieWorld, et. al. are distinct possibilities.
     
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    Re: HBO's "Westworld", starring Anthony Hopkins/produced by J.J. Abram

    Heh. I know my brain is tired from work when I misread the title as being a new version of Waterworld. Derp... :ack: :lol:
     
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    After all these years, I still wanna know why they equipped the Gunslinger with infra-red vision. What the heck was it for?

    If he's going to go berserk and start hunting the tourists, it comes in really handy. If he's working normally and just doing his job, not so much.
     
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    Stick Dollhouse and Caprica into a blender and you get the new Westworld?
     
  10. Tim Walker

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    ...neat but limited concept.... Good for one movie. Maybe two, if you include ZombieWorld (with a zombie apocalypse !)

    A dinosaur theme park? Another neat but limited concept.
     
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    Re: HBO's "Westworld", starring Anthony Hopkins/produced by J.J. Abram

    "Louche" is not a word I've encountered before
     
  13. JD

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    I've never seen the original movie, but based on the premise, cast, and people behind the scenes, this has a huge amount of potential.
     
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    Re: HBO's "Westworld", starring Anthony Hopkins/produced by J.J. Abram

    Nice teaser. I'll definitely be checking this out. In the meantime, I really should watch the original for the first time.

    The author of the article needs to do a proper fact check. He claims the mini-series is based on a Michael Crichton novel instead of a Michael Crichton film. :lol:
     
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    That is an intrguing trailer. It's got a lot of talented people both in front of and behind the camera, so this has a lot of potential.
     
  17. hyzmarca

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    Lucas and Spielberg had soul. Spielberg especially. Abrams, not so much.

    That being said, while his movies are glossy drek, his Tv series are actually pretty good.
     
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    http://www.thewrap.com/westworld-production-suspended-by-hbo/

    The shutdown on the show is temporary, according to the network, which plans its debut later this year.
    “As we head into the final phase of production on ‘Westworld,’ we’ve made the decision to take a brief hiatus in order to get ahead of the writing,” an HBO spokesperson said in a statement.
     
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    I hope they have really stopped only to better the script because they are artists and not because the script is too terrible to work with.

    While I'm not a fan of all the reboots I will give this a chance. I liked both films, it was the kind of movie that was shown on Dec 31th in my country when I was a little kid and I was allowed to watch it.
     
  20. JD

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    That is a little concerning, it seems to me that there would have to be a pretty serious issue for them to halt production.