Westworld isn't your typical amusement park. Intended for rich vacationers, the futuristic park allows its visitors to live out their most primal fantasies with the robotic "hosts." However, the robotic hosts have evolved an artificial consciousness that is similar to, yet diverges from, human 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; but there is a price to be paid.
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Man in Black:
This whole world is a story. I've read every page except the last one. I need to find out how it ends. I want to know what this all means.
See, now that's why I never learned to read.
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First of all, it is very clear that the production mindset behind
Westworld is far from creating a cheap product with generic high bursts
of tension/love/horror/excitement. It is full of deep human conflicts,
that is if you are open to watch it with a clear mind.
Hopkins' quote from the end of episode 2 when he says "No" to "Odyssey
on Red River" and explanation of his refusal feels like a statement of
the production mindset. "Odyssey on Red River" pretty much summarizes
everything wrong with entertainment media nowadays, and Westworld is a
real delight that shines as a great production.
I don't know how to tell its greatness without spoiling the show, but
unless you want a cheap ride you will glimpse at screen in between your
texting; you can not not enjoy this show!
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