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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
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Just watched the first episode of the first season. 10/10. Interesting that it handles the same issues as Ex Machina (released a year earlier) albeit in a very different setting... so much better. I do like these movies [/series] that remind me of really believable/life-like pc game characters, with a hint of unreality.



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 From:  Manthorp  
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There was a vein of misogyny running through Ex Machina that wasn't resolved by the ending, I thought.

"We all have flaws, and mine is being wicked."
James Thurber, The Thirteen Clocks 1951
 
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
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Ex Machina was all about misogyny: the misogyny of the fictional protagonists, the director and, well, its audience. None of that is present in Westworld, thus far.

Edit: I should elaborate. WW does have overtly misogynistic characters in it (both casual and sadistic), but that's not the main point. What it shares with EM is that it's about androids realizing better options.
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
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Watched two more eps. This (also by Crichton) is leaving the big screen Jurassic franchise in the dust.
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 From:  william (WILLIAMA)  
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Did you watch the movie? If so, how does this compare? 
I watched the movie about 40 years ago, with a bottle of vodka and a girlfriend I was very fond of at the time (it was on the telly - no videos or dvds back then). We were so tense that we nearly died when some eejit rang the doorbell.
I've put off watching this series. Different times. Different expectations. Married now - grown up kids. Eejits don't call unexpectedly at 10:00 in the evening.
never trust a man in a blue trench coat, never drive a car when you're dead
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
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Nope, haven't seen the movie, though I'm keen to. The series has a lot of thoughtful stuff, interspersed with extreme violence (example: park employee attempts to behead a deactivated droid so's he can bring it back to the lab, droid wakes up, clambors out the hole it fell into and proceeds to bash in own head with a boulder. Oh yeah, the droids bleed copiously.). Supposedly Season 2 is a fail according to MrsD's research.
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