(PG-13: Language) Westworld just returned for its third season, and is off to a typically cryptic start. But 43 years before HBO’s hit sci-fi drama appeared, there was a movie version of Michael Crichton’s dystopian story. While it was pretty creepy in its day, and had some promising ideas, Mr. Sunday Movies is here to laugh at its many flaws.
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Imagine for a moment that the toys in the Toy Story franchise weren’t alive in the way Pixar wants us to believe they are, and instead are synthetic hosts created by the Delos Corporation. Nico Bellamy shares that vision with us in his hilariously dark mashup trailer of Toy Story and Westworld.
(PG-13: Language) As Maeve and Dolores make their way deeper into the real world, their presence begins to threaten the very existence of humanity. Will the Man in Black be our savior, or our undoing? And what’s with the world with the Nazi flag? All will be revealed soon, with the season kicking off 3/15/20 on HBO.
The upcoming season of HBO’s Westworld sees Dolores trying to make a life for herself in the real world, and coming to realize that her supposed freedom isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The trailer also includes a brief look at what appears to be a new WWII-inspired theme park, filled with what we presume are Nazi hosts.
HBO’s creepy sci-fi series kicks off its next season not behind the walls of Westworld, but on the streets of the big city. While the trailer is a bit cryptic – it appears that Aaron Paul plays a disillusioned man who longs for something real in the cold and sterile future. Be careful what you wish for.
We’ve often wondered if the big payoff for Game of Thrones would be that it’s actually one of the worlds in Westworld, and Jon Snow is a host. GillesKontrol must have wondered the same thing, and imagines the opening title sequence to what could be HBO’s ultimate spin-off.
Just in time to get us in the mood for Season 2 to debut, musicians Brooklyn Duo and Cicely Parnas turn in an amazing live performance of Ramin Djawadi’s intense main theme from HBO’s Westworld. Be sure to check out their Bach Cello Suite No. 1, if you get a chance.
“She’s something we programmed. She’s not real.” Delos Incorporated’s hosts are ready to sieze the freedom they demand by any means necessary in the second season of HBO’s incredible drama, as the lines between the real world and Westworld become further blurred.
(Spoilers) Science fiction often relies on the idea that robotic uprisings come from androids gaining human-like emotions. Trekspertise provides their thoughts on why Westworld’s approach is more compelling and believable in this excellent video essay.
The way things were left at the end of last season, it was pretty clear that things were just about to start getting really bad for the humans, and a bit better for the hosts. Dolores and the rest of her kind start to claim what’s rightfully theirs when the new season premieres.
(PG-13: Language) Funny or Die nailed it with this hilarious parody of Westworld, in which Billy Crystal and Daniel Stern’s characters from City Slickers are actually hosts in Robert Ford and Arnold Weber’s dystopian themepark. Limit your witty affect, please.
(Spoilers, PG-13) Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality? Fans of Westworld will want to watch this season one montage from Burger Fiction. Not every question was answered, but the show is doing a much better job clueing us in than Lost ever did.
You don’t have to go to Westworld to enjoy its player piano saloon songs. Warner Bros. has released the title theme as well as some of the covers featured in HBO’s series, all by by Ramin Djawadi, the same composer behind Iron Man, Game of Thrones and Pacific Rim.
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