In 1921, England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she believes unravels as the 'missing' begin to show themselves.
Westworld isn't your typical amusement park. Intended for rich vacationers, the futuristic park allows its visitors to live out their most primal fantasies with the robotic "hosts." However, the robotic hosts have evolved an artificial consciousness that is similar to, yet diverges from, human consciousness. No matter how illicit the fantasy may be, there are no consequences for the park's guests, allowing for any wish to be indulged; but there is a price to be paid.
Warner Bros had been trying to remake Westworld (1973) since the 1990s. In 1996 Michael Crichton, the writer/director of the film, met with J.J. Abrams, wanting Abrams to write the screenplay but Abrams was unable to come up with a way he thought worked.
In 2007 Quentin Tarantino claimed he had been offered the film. In 2008 Billy Ray was hired to write a new screenplay. In 2013 Abrams pitched the idea of a TV series to creators Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy. As Nolan told Deadline: "J.J. came to Lisa and I with the suggestion that Westworld wasn't to be realized as a movie since it had been ripped off so many times and inspired a number of sci-fi films, rather a TV series from the robots' point of view". See more »
This show is so far perfect. The story is intriguing, the visuals are beautiful and the acting is incredible.
The previous reviewer who said the violence is unnecessary has missed the point in my opinion. The violence is very much needed. It is there to make you feel uncomfortable, because it is that inner dark side and battle between good and evil (and more often than not the middle ground between) that is at the very epicenter of the human condition.This is what the show is often commenting on and this is what makes this show so interesting, thought provoking and ultimately entertaining.
If it carries on in the same vein we will have a modern day classic on our hands.
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