Strap on your six guns, because Westworld (1973) is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Sean “Hollywood” Hunting.

Review in a Nutshell: A low-budget, high-concept genre film that predates the popular usage of the phrase “computer virus”, Westworld (1973) is a compelling science fiction thriller with solid performances, strong character writing, and special effects that have stood the test of time.


  1. The first Terminator ,HBO is doing a TV Series.

  2. timeliebe says:

    Between travel and being on deadline for The Spies’ Guide to Tortall, I totally missed you were doing this one, Paul!

    Fun movie, and probably Michael Crichton’s best film as a director.

  3. gooberzilla says:

    Yeah, Runaway is fun, too, but Westworld is definitely the better film.

  4. timeliebe says:

    ehh – Runaway has great gadgets but a stupid plot; KISS’s Gene Simmons in his first film role as an eyeball-rolling villain with no motivation other than “I’m E-Vil!”, against widowed Dad Tom Selleck.

    I fully expected Dr. Forrester and TV’s Frank to be Simmons’s minions….

  5. Just in case nobody said this anywhere else, but I believe the comedian you were referencing was Louis CK.

    “Oh, it’s so lovely here in the year 2…”

  6. timeliebe says:

    Paul, Futureworld wasn’t bad, just kind of generic. Peter Fonda and Blythe Danner are a more hip version of Walter Burns and Hildy Johnson from His Girl Friday, invited on a junket to Futureworld along with a bunch of political and industrial movers and shakers – only to discover….

    ::Pinkie and the Brain Theme!::

    Yul Brynner’s Gunslinger is in the movie because he’s a sexual fantasy of Danner’s character (yes, really), and when she gets to try out something that reads her brainwaves to find out what she desires (it also ties into What’s Really Going On), we get a soft-focus love scene between her and Brynner in his gunman drag!

    You should probably try it with Katherin – I think listening to her head explode at this movie would be worth the price of admission.

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