Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Westworld

I've never seen Westworld, but I ought to. The trailer seems like it's trying a little too hard, y'know? Either delve into the in-universe commercial that slides into the everything-goes-wrong narrative or pitch it as a movie about the same while you show all the deaths in the movie (because apparently someone thought that was worth doing).

Yeah, I'd watch Ed Harris wasting entire villages, but once Anthony Hopkins reaches up and grabs the "I wouldn't say that at all" box from The Shelf of Cliched Dialog, my interest wanes.

5 comments:

SkilTao said...

Common flaw with trailers of the time, I think. They try to be perfect summaries rather than being a complete mini-story in their own right.

I have seen Westworld (and only barely remember it), so I'm kind of curious to see what changes they make. And I did watch both seasons of Halle Berry's "Extant," so it's not like my artistic threshold is terribly high.

VanVelding said...

I hadn't heard of Extant until you mentioned it. I guess it was good?

SkilTao said...

It has a neat premise, and is reasonably well-executed, (and I liked it better than Cloud Atlas), but I wouldn't really recommend it unless you're especially fond of Halle Berry. On the plus side, I guess you can add her to the list of people who take risks on making sci-fi stuff.

VanVelding said...

I was just thinking that. I'd give her 0.7 Cruises on the sci-fi auteur scale and 0.6 Swintons on the sexually confusing pixie-cut scale.

SkilTao said...

Heh.