Futureworld (1976)

Futureworld (1976)

Released: 1976
Genre: Genre, Thriller
Director: Richard T. Heffron
Starring: Arthur Hill, Blythe Danner, Peter Fonda, ,
Run time: 108 min
IMDb: 5.8/10
Country: USA
Views: 82059

Synopsis

Storyline:
Two reporters, Tracy and Chuck, get a message from a third one who discovered something about “Futureworld” and was killed before he could tell anyone about it. They visit Futureworld to find out what he knew.
Written by
Wolfgang Klimt <[email protected]>
User Reviews: An inferior sequel to ¨Michael Chricton’s Westworld¨ sci-fi starred by Richard Benjamin and James Brolin , here two reporters (Peter Fonda and Blythe Danner) enter to the new ¨Futureworld¨ theme park (like a futuristic Disneyland) for adult vacation , a pleasure palace resort called ¨Delos¨ which offers the opportunity to live in several fantasy worlds . It’s run by powerful people (Arthur Hill and John P.Ryan) and serviced by lifelike robots that are turning against their creators and planning to take over the world .

The film gets stimulating in parts , action , chilling twists , thriller , suspense and results to be quite entertaining . It’s made big scale and lavish budget but in a serial style of the thirties or forties . Climatic pursuit throughout the corridors of Delos is chillingly mounted and the starring is suddenly confronted samurais and robots , including footage shot at a spacial plant where is displayed dazzling and impressive scenarios . Peter Fonda is perfect as an intelligent and dashing journalist who does jokes with his partner Blythe Danner . Special cameo by Yul Brynner in his final film , he is frightening as the cold android gunfighter who inexorably pursues to Blythe Danner although in dreams but he was killed in the previous film . Director Richard T. Heffron has made an entirely believable scenario which creates the whole images seem admirably exciting , being first live-action movie to use computer-generated 3D imagery . A television series followed in 1980 titled ¨Beyond Westworld¨. Rating : 6 . Acceptable and passable .

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