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Old 10-02-2016, 10:45 PM   #1
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First episode premieres Today. Who's watching?
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Old 10-02-2016, 11:19 PM   #2
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I saw the movie when I was a little kid. It was pretty good and kinda scary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcL3eP0Hfy4
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Old 10-02-2016, 11:30 PM   #3
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I saw the movie when I was a little kid. It was pretty good and kinda scary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcL3eP0Hfy4
I didn't even know there was a film. Interesting.
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Old 10-03-2016, 10:43 AM   #4
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I enjoyed the ep so far. I don't see how they can let in a psychopath like the Ed Harris character. I mean sure he's paying them a lot of money but they also have other guests. If he's that much of a psycho killer it's only a matter of time before he starts raping and killing real people.
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I enjoyed the ep so far. I don't see how they can let in a psychopath like the Ed Harris character. I mean sure he's paying them a lot of money but they also have other guests. If he's that much of a psycho killer it's only a matter of time before he starts raping and killing real people.
hannibal lector isn't exactly sane either. they seem to allow anyone with any type of fetish, but i agree, logic tells us ed's character will eventually harm other visitors.
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Old 10-03-2016, 10:58 AM   #6
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hannibal lector isn't exactly sane either. they seem to allow anyone with any type of fetish, but i agree, logic tells us ed's character will eventually harm other visitors.


He's gonna get robots on his side too. I can see them setting up a war between the good and bad machines.

Any time we can have lesbian kisses and Evan Rachel Wood naked is a good thing.
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Old 10-03-2016, 11:05 AM   #7
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He's gonna get robots on his side too. I can see them setting up a war between the good and bad machines.

Any time we can have lesbian kisses and Evan Rachel Wood naked is a good thing.
Truu. She's gorgeous. I'm very excited for the future of these mini-series styled TV. Westworld has a great cast itself, alongside True Detective that featured other big names. It's starting to become more acceptable for an actor to cross that barrier.
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Old 10-03-2016, 09:43 PM   #8
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I enjoyed the ep so far. I don't see how they can let in a psychopath like the Ed Harris character. I mean sure he's paying them a lot of money but they also have other guests. If he's that much of a psycho killer it's only a matter of time before he starts raping and killing real people.

Yeah. That was my only question. They have incredible surveillance, but the Gunslinger is essentially hacking without being detected. On the other hand he could be incredibly rich and tied into "ownership", who the female manager suggests have much different motives.

Anyway, I'll definitely be hooked in. Looks like it can go a lot of different ways based on the previews. Much how Vice Principals got absolutely insane by the end.
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Old 10-03-2016, 09:52 PM   #9
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Ed Harris played a great psycopath in the old film Just Cause also.
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Ed Harris played a great psycopath in the old film Just Cause also.
A hell of an actor for western flicks
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Old 10-04-2016, 08:37 AM   #11
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I haven't watched this yet, but Michael Crichton seems to have a very theme-park specific vision of the not too distant future for some reason.
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Old 10-04-2016, 01:36 PM   #12
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Great first episode, I may be hooked already.
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Old 10-04-2016, 06:34 PM   #13
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The first episode was boring as hell.
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Old 10-07-2016, 01:44 PM   #14
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I was moderately pleased with it as a first episode. There's a fair amount of establishing going on that's just required. I know it ran an hour and a half, but it was nice that they got pretty right on Ed Harris. They didn't go into much detail, but it was pretty clear what was happening with the Rachel Evan Woods character, and James Marsden. If I have to complain, it was mostly that it felt like they didn't need the hour and a half. A little too much philosophy from Anthony Hopkins and Jeffrey Wright, even though I felt like I knew the gist of it pretty quickly, honestly felt like I knew the gist from the trailer. Overall very promising though, especially with that much talent in the cast. I'm a touch concerned about James Marsden being able to pull off retribution, but I recently saw Chris Pine in Hell or High Water, so I'm not gonna let it deter me.

One little thing I really liked ... nifty little soundtrack. They had Old West Brothel Piano versions of Soundgarden's Black Hole Sun, and The Stones' Paint it Black, as best as I can recall. Those small world building moments can make or break something like this.
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Old 10-07-2016, 02:09 PM   #15
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I was moderately pleased with it as a first episode. There's a fair amount of establishing going on that's just required. I know it ran an hour and a half, but it was nice that they got pretty right on Ed Harris. They didn't go into much detail, but it was pretty clear what was happening with the Rachel Evan Woods character, and James Marsden. If I have to complain, it was mostly that it felt like they didn't need the hour and a half. A little too much philosophy from Anthony Hopkins and Jeffrey Wright, even though I felt like I knew the gist of it pretty quickly, honestly felt like I knew the gist from the trailer. Overall very promising though, especially with that much talent in the cast. I'm a touch concerned about James Marsden being able to pull off retribution, but I recently saw Chris Pine in Hell or High Water, so I'm not gonna let it deter me.

One little thing I really liked ... nifty little soundtrack. They had Old West Brothel Piano versions of Soundgarden's Black Hole Sun, and The Stones' Paint it Black, as best as I can recall. Those small world building moments can make or break something like this.
I found the "Paint It Black" variation annoying, but overall the music was good which is expected from an HBO production. Westworld itself is not up to HBO standards though, first episode felt like a shitty Groundhog Day rip off.
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