A Western-themed futuristic theme park, populated with artificial intelligence, allows high-paying guests to live out their fantasies with no consequences or retaliation from the android hosts, until now.
Westworld isn't your typical amusement park. Intended for rich vacationers, the futuristic park -- which is looked after by robotic "hosts" -- allows its visitors to live out their fantasies through artificial 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.
The use of the player piano throughout the series appears to reference Kurt Vonnegut's first novel (Player Piano) which describes a dystopian future in which almost every aspect of human life is automated. In his novel the protagonist rails against a life devoid of purpose or choice thanks to the ubiquity of machines. The reality outside the confines of Westworld has been alluded to as a similar world where the mundane daily tasks of life have been automated, and where there is no unemployment. However one of the guests complains that this has left a world where humans have "no agency". See more »
While the size of the park is never mentioned in the series, several characters are shown riding for hours (or days) on horseback and still remaining in the confines of the facility. This would seemingly make the park extended over several thousand square miles or larger.
At this size, this would make the park larger than at least two of the United States (Rhode Island and Delaware) and certainly far too large to monitor by the minimal staff shown, or in the manners that the series portrays it being. See more »
Having seen the original 70s thriller movie Westworld several times, I so looked very much forward to this series. But boy what a stinker this turned out to be!
My main problem with the new Westworld are the old western story lines. I don't understand why I should watch a sci fi series if most of what i get to see is a non-stop repeating western. I couldn't care less who kills who. I was waiting for suspense but that was in vain. The amount of shootings and violence is ridiculous and ads up to nothing. Women are treated like pigs which has never been the case back then.
Some scenes in the control center are good. However the women who work there are very miscast and lack depth. Also the control center scenes are outnumbered by far of the so very boring western stories. Bernard and Dolores are the only interesting persons who can show a wide range of emotions. The rest are cardboard types.
What I miss is the science itself, its not present. The robots look and behave just like humans...whats the point of that? Halfway the series I gave up, waste of time.
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