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Amph Westworld series by J.J. Abrams and Johnathan Nolan

Discussion in 'Community' started by Lazy Storm Trooper, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. Lazy Storm Trooper

    Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Master star 4

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    From Blastr.com
     
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  2. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Oh man, no, they can't do this, Westworld is such a well-respected sac-





    Okay, I can't finish that sentence.
     
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  3. thebeanpole

    thebeanpole Jedi Knight star 2

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    Interesting...I always liked the gritty, old-fashioned feel of the original. It was downright eerie in parts I thought. Not sure I'd enjoy a more modern take on it, but you never know.
     
  4. Lazy Storm Trooper

    Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Master star 4

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    With J.J. you know there will be a lot of mysteries and with Johnathan Nolan working on the Dark Knight I think he can bring the grit to the story.

    P.S. Has John Nolan worked on anything without his brother before becuase I would like to see it.
     
  5. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    JJ Abrams doing Crichton? I'm in.
     
  6. DarthLowBudget

    DarthLowBudget Jedi Master star 5

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    I'm not so sure about this...you can't beat Brynner, and the last attempt to readapt a classic Crichton movie (Andromeda Strain) didn't turn out too well. I suppose it could be interesting, but I'm not sure what this gains by being a series. It wasn't adapted from a novel so there isn't any material missing.

    Rather than be just a negative nancy though, this got me thinking though, since there's been a lot of movies based on Crichton novels (or actually made by Crichton himself) how does everyone rank their list of favorite Crichton adaptations? I'll work on my list and post it in a bit.
     
  7. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    My favorite Crichton adaptations are Jurassic Park, Steven Spielberg's genre masterpiece, The Great Train Robbery, which is a great heist movie, and Sphere, excellent psychological thriller.
     
  8. Lazy Storm Trooper

    Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Master star 4

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    The silent film?
     
  9. DarthLowBudget

    DarthLowBudget Jedi Master star 5

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    No Michael Crichton wrote a novel under that title and then adapted it and directed the film himself.
     
  10. Juke Skywalker

    Juke Skywalker Force Ghost star 5

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    I'm a huge fan of The 13th Warrior (John McTiernan's film adaptation of Eater's of the Dead, which Critchton himself actually did re-shoots for). I know I'm in the minority there.

    Anyway, Westworld the TV series? I'm just not sure there's enough there to carry a series (one that will presumably run 10 episodes per, for "X" number of seasons?), not to mention; do I really want to re-visit that world week after week? But there's too much talent behind the camera to dismiss it, and I'm anxious to see what they have in store.
     
  11. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    Best Crichton adaptation that I've seen: Jurassic Park.

    Worst Crichton adaptation that I've seen: The Lost World. They started working on it before the novel was published.

    Awesome Crichton novel turned into a So-Silly-It's-Good adaptation: Congo. Ernie Hudson channeling Clark Gable? AWESOME.

    Crichton novel I didn't read but couldn't stand the movie: Sphere. God that was torture.
     
  12. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    Yeah. It starred Sean Connery, who makes everything better, and Donald Sutherland. If you like caper movies or heist flicks, you should check it out. I would also highly recommend the novel. It's a fun read.
     
  13. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    You should read the novel. Great book...
     
  14. Darth Morella

    Darth Morella Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Holy crap, I misread that as "Waterworld Reboot" and nearly panicked.
    Carry on, nothing to see here.
     
  15. DarthLowBudget

    DarthLowBudget Jedi Master star 5

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    So I'm having trouble ordering them, but Jurassic Park is up there, but not quite at the top for me. I have to give a lot of credit to Mike Hodges' adaptation of The Terminal Man, the original Andromeda Strain, and The Great Train Robbery. Way at the bottom are The Lost World and Rising Sun. What a clunker of a movie.

    Anybody up on the other three Crichton directed? Coma, Looker, and Runaway?
     
  16. Lazy Storm Trooper

    Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Master star 4

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    When you guys said The Great Train Robbery I thought you meant this.
     
  17. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    The film version of Timeline is by far the worst adaptation. It's bad in an MST3K sort of way.
     
  18. DarthLowBudget

    DarthLowBudget Jedi Master star 5

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    Oh man it was so bad I forgot about it!
     
  19. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    Here. Watch.


     
  20. Juke Skywalker

    Juke Skywalker Force Ghost star 5

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    As usual, I go against the grain on this one. I think The 13th Warrior is a classic, Jurassic Park is overrated and that Timeline is a decent time-waster (No pun intended).
     
  21. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    I remember for years Arnold Schwarzenegger was tied to a Westworld reboot movie.
     
  22. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I loved the movie of Westworld as a kid, and I still rate it today. I'm not sure what I think of them remaking it.
     
  23. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Dude.

    Person of Interest.

    Go watch it. Now.
     
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  24. Kenneth Morgan

    Kenneth Morgan Chosen One star 5

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    If it were, say, a two or three-part mini-series to develop how the robots went crazy, I could see it working. Trying to turn it into a whole series (presumably one last more than one season) doesn't sound too promising, though. They'd need to pad out the story way too much, probably by throwing the whole "Futureworld" thing into the mix.
     
  25. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    Dude.

    Person of Interest.

    Go watch it. Now.
     
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