Posted in Disc Reviews by J C on December 7th, 2018
“They destroyed the man I was, but then I was reborn. And this time I came out breathing fire.”
Season 1 of Westworld — HBO’s mega-budget adaptation of Michael Crichton’s 1973 film of the same name — spent a lot of time exploring the nature of reality and humanity through a high-tech theme park’s robotic hosts. And while the show still has plenty of time for those themes, the second season can be tidily summed up with a phrase that nods to another Part II of an iconic sci-fi franchise: The Hosts Strike Back.
“I used to see the beauty in this world…but now I see the truth.”
If you’re not familiar with Westworld, both the 1973 movie and the show center around an adult-themed amusement park that allows its guests’ most perverse and violent instincts to run amok.