Less about the theme park and more about shady things.
Doesn't keep you quite as interested start to finish but as a whole it was still decent.
To combat the lingering adverse publicity, Duffy, the Delos representative, has offered the IMC Communication Network exclusive rights to the "New" Delos story. Tracy Ballard (Blythe Danner), the network's top commentator, has been assigned the story with Chuck Browning (Peter Fonda), the newspaper reporter who broke the original "Westworld" disaster story.
also stars Arthur Hill, Yul Brynner and Jim Antonio,
directed by Richard T. Heffron.
humans control robot boxers. They are guided through the resort by Dr. Duffy, who shows them the marvels of Delos, demonstrating that all the problems have been fixed. Chuck Browning is still not convinced that Delos has cleaned up its act. What Chuck and Tracy discover is beyond any of their imaginations...
My oh my... where should I start.. Let me first of all say that the foundation and idea of "Futureworld" is there. A corporation that replaces world leaders with clones to be able to use them to shape global opinons to their own advantages is of course a scary and intriguing futuristic point of view. The movie is based on what happend after the Westworld malfunction and the development of the "new" theme park. However, what "Westworld" had in vibe, action and excitement lacks in "Futureworld". The story tries to intertwine mystery, sci-fi and thriller elements with a satirical opinion, but succeeds only with the latter part. The dodgy B-Movie set up has tainted everything including a very poor acting achievement from predominantly Peter Fonda. He is plain awful. The campy dream sequence with Yul Brunnerīs The Gunslinger must have made him turn in his grave as this was his final film. Richard Eder panned the film in The New York Times, quoting Ballard's line from the movie, "This is about as exciting as a visit to the water works." Coining his own variation on the phrase, Eder also claimed the film is "as much fun as running barefoot on Astroturf". He found the film entirely predictable and devoid of much dramatic tension. Writing that Danner and Fonda have "absolutely nothing to do" in the film, he concludes that "starring in Futureworld must be the actor's equivalent of going on welfare." Futureworld was actually the first major feature film to use 3D computer-generated imagery (CGI). CGI was used for an animated hand and face. This does unfortunately not help the movie to sink like the Titanic..
There are no memorable scenes whatsoever, action sequences are something out of the 20s, actors all seem bored and don't deliver an gist of emotion, overlong, the plot despite having great ideas, doesn't go anywhere and so on and so on.
A complete miss and a bit of an insult to the original's extravaganza.