Futureworld (1976)

A dull, plodding, undercooked sequel lacking anything that made its predecessor compelling. There are no new interesting science-fiction concepts. The plot is painfully dull, and the pacing dreadfully slow. The characters (and the performances behind them) are flat. The movie has an interesting twist, but reveals it in the least dramatically interesting way, and does…

Westworld (1973)

“Westworld“ has been somewhat overshadowed by writer and director Michael Crichton’s later work, “Jurassic Park”, which featured many of the same concepts – a science-fiction story set in an amusement park where humankind’s hubris, arrogance, and thoughtlessness in playing God leads to disaster. While “Jurassic Park” certainly is superior in many ways, I find that I like “Westworld”…