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½ March 23, 2017
This is a science-fiction movie with conspiracy elements. Many movies since the 50's dealt with this theme in more creative or insightful ways.
½ December 12, 2016
It has its moments of being quite interesting, and it's got moments of being not very good at all. It's exactly halfway between great and terrible!
½ December 12, 2016
Two years after the Westworld incident, Delos manages to restore the park by investing 1.5 billion dollars on security, reviving Roman and Medieval World, and adding two new worlds: Spaworld (seriously, who thought this was a good idea?) and Futureworld. In order to get some good PR, Delos invites a TV reporter and the newspaper reporter that cause the closure of Westworld, but once inside the duo will discover that Delos is more than meets the eye.

"Westworld" was an entertaining and creative film but it was also cheesy and at times dumb, so there was room for improvement but sadly this sequel is not an improvement at all. "Futureworld" repeats the mistakes of its predecessor (major pacing issues, forgettable and uninteresting characters and more than a handful of dumb ideas) but also makes new ones. The acting suffers a major downgrade (having Peter Fonda and Gwyneth Paltrow's mom as the leads is all that needs to be said), the script is filled with filler (from four throwaway 'characters' to one of the most hilarious dream sequences I have ever seen, seriously I feel bad for Yul Brynner), Futureworld itself is dull, the story goes for something bigger (and cliché) than its predecessor and breaks apart because of it, the action sequences are laughable, it replicates too much from "Westworld" in the first half, it lacks creative ideas, it's twists are extremely predictable, and overall it isn't as entertaining as Michael Crichton's debut.

"Futureworld" is a mess of a film that comes off as a TV movie. It's starts by being a clone of its predecessor but then it goes off the rails in the second half. Cheesy, dumb, unintentionally hilarious and somewhat entertaining due to its failures.
½ November 2, 2016
Not nearly as strong as its predecessor, and goes a bit off the rails towards the end, but can still be enjoyed for what it is.
½ October 11, 2016
This movie isn't without certain schlocky-seventies redeeming qualities, but it feels more like a TV-movie than a theatrical release, except for the sexual content.
½ August 10, 2016
A fairly decent sequel. Don't watch it with high expectations and you'll like it. Although there were a few fairly pointless subplots like the entire game show winner arc and the absolutely useless dream recording. For an older sci-fi movie, the movie looks good, on par with Logan's Run. Unfortunately they both had the misfortune of coming out right before Star Wars changed the genre forever. Overall it had a lot of interesting ideas, but most of them never got off the ground. I'd love to see this franchise rebooted as a movie franchise, and I plan on giving the TV show a chance as well.
February 25, 2016
Classic cheezy 70s SciFi! A must-see!
Super Reviewer
January 2, 2016
Very disappointing sequel that is best avoided.
July 22, 2015
Futureworld takes places two years later after the disaster at Westworld. Westworld is closed and replaced with futureworld and the other parks, and the resort now open to rich people only. This film deals with reporters trying to find out the mechanics behind the resort and confirm their suspicions of something larger going on. The ideas they play around with are interesting, and go beyond the mere purpose of pleasure, but rather replacing world leaders and rich people that vacation there with robotic versions. Sadly, the film really doesn't do enough to justify its significance. Even Yul Brynner as the gunslinger is shoved in here albeit a very bizarre fantasy sequence that doesn't make a lot of sense. It creates its own ideas, and tries to imply that its building off of what happened in Westworld, except it never really does, and because it sways off from what it set to do, I found little reason to care about what was happening. Futureworld as a sci-fi thriller isn't terrible, but part of what made Westworld great was how high concept yet simple it was. This film is proof that sometimes, it's better that we don't know more about something. Futureworld really didn't need to be made and is really just cash in off of Westworld.
Super Reviewer
June 24, 2015
Strange things are afoot once again at the Delos resorts in the Westworld sequel, Futureworld. This time Peter Fonda and Blythe Danner star as two intrepid reports who are send to the Delos theme parks as part of a PR campaign to show off the newly upgraded and improved operations, including the addition of a Futureworld park; but they soon discover that things are a little too efficient and controlled. While Danner gives a good performance, the rest of the cast is rather bland. And the plot is pretty formulaic, with a lot of standard tropes about robots and evil corporations. A bit of a generic thriller, Futureworld is mundane and unimpressive.
June 13, 2015
A sort of sequel to Westworld. Peter Fonda & Blythe Danner star while Yul Brynner has a brief cameo.
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.
½ November 22, 2014
Long before Michael Crichton wrote "Jurassic Park" he wrote and directed the classic theme-park-disaster-film "Westworld," where customers were immersed in different world (Roman, medieval or the old west) populated by robots so debauchery and violence were perfectly acceptable and without consequence, that is until the robots go haywire and start killing the customers. Crichton had nothing to do with this sequel and it's pretty clear from the lack of interesting ideas. This time around Peter Fonda is and Blythe Danner are investigative reporters following up on what made the robots go kill crazy in the first film. It's all pretty dull, but Yul Brynner does make an appearance and there's also a young John P. Ryan and Stuart Margolin.
½ October 10, 2014
Do you remember that disaster at Delos a few years ago when the "Westworld" robots went out of control and killed a few guests? Well, the entire resort has now been rebuilt and redesigned to be completely fail-safe.

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.
½ October 8, 2014
A decent sequel to Westworld. There's lots of really great ideas here. The ending is not completely satisfying but there are lots of awesome psychedelic visuals to enjoy. Yul Brynner returns in a pretty dumb cameo which was to be his last role.
½ October 1, 2014
Bad. And not amusing bad like Gamera vs Rodan.
½ July 25, 2014
This sequel to "Westworld" suffers from a tremendous lack of fun that its predecessor had. This film has a decent premise that builds on the ideas from the previous film, but it is kind of stuffy, and the climactic end feels a little dull. The dream sequence that is shoehorned in just to get Yul Brynner a cameo as the Gunslinger felt unnecessary to the plot of this film. I liked elements of this movie, but it just lacked the fun spirit the first film had.
½ June 9, 2014
Jurassic Park minus the Dinosaurs and Spielbergs direction. Worse off due in part -........
May 21, 2014
Before knowing that this movie was a sequel of another one, more than pretty similar, I thought that was a small jewel of '70s sci-fi. My opinion is not much changed actually, I still believe is a great movie, but of course I also have to consider that I have still not watched the first chapter, and I'm really curious now, because here is reviewed much much better!
May 18, 2014
Disappointing low budget sequel to Westworld that doesn't do justice to the original story. The scene with Yul Brynner in it is downright silly.
½ March 23, 2014
The company that brought you the original vacation package from hell has returned to offer 2 reporters, Fonda & Danner...amongst other dignitaries, an all expenses paisd package in return for some good publicity but, is a more sinister destination at hand? This one takes off in a decent direction but, overall is missing the charm and realism that made the original such a classic.
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