Quarry, a disillusioned Vietnam War vet, returns home to Memphis in 1972 only to find rejection and scrutiny at every step. A mysterious man known only as The Broker gives him an offer he can't refuse - to work for him as a hitman.
As a great fan of cult tongue-in-cheek movies, Westworld was an absolute favourite. But just like the new remake of Robocop and Total Recall, this adaptation takes itself a bit too serious. It questiones artificial intelligence, is well styled and current, but somehow something is missing. A good ducumentary-style realism might have worked to give it the eary atmosphere instead of the sugar-coated Hollywood approach they used. In that respect JJ Abrams always has great ideas, but somehow he always ends up uninventive, rather 'kitchy' and not all the way there. And then there's the rather ridiculous premise that men would pay to have sex with a robot in an expensive theme-park that probably has to charge millions to finance the upkeep of these complicated robots. Just pay a real person for seks! In the distopian future they're portraying here, virtual reality would have been way cheaper, providing the desired result and they wouldn't be meddling with unpredictable A.I. So I had a bit of a problem in the verisimilitude department there as well...
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