Michael Crichton's story about a theme park that runs amok is so good that he recycled it again for "Jurassic Park" twenty years later, but this is still the original one. It is a good film that doesn't really fulfill it's whole potential but Yul Brynner is memorable as a Terminator-like killer android who stops at nothing to take down his victims.
Landmark scifi film for many reasons: 1. Crighton takes a Rod Serling approach to the story which makes its unbelievable plot plausible and relatable, 2. paved the way for things like Terminator, Jurassic Park, and even Star Wars with its early usage of computer art/fx. I liken this to Logan's Run, a very similar film in terms of impact, but this is better executed, thanks to great acting by Brynner and co. 4 stars.
It's a fun 1970's action flick that blends in two genres that often don't go together: sci-fi and western. While some technical aspects have obviously not aged so well and the writing has its flaws, the premise is so cool that it paved the way for many other films and the HBO show as well. I enjoyed this! :)
In here we can understand the real range of this travel agency world, and for that reason, this is a must see before the series. Anyway, in terms of sci-fi, only the idea works in here, the execution is really poor, and the performances are quite bad, except Yul Brynner. The serie is quite better in everything
Didn't lose anything from its charm in 4 decades! This unique sci-fi thriller is a great debut for Crichton with only few too obvious moves, but many extraordinary scenes indeed. Acting is far from fireworks, but overwhelming, hitchcockian almost suspense, works very well throughout.
Oh boy. Why does this feel so underpopulated? For such an expansive vision it really only feels like there are three actors in this film. Also, so much process-porn but the science feels very half-baked. Perfect material for a reboot - good core idea but dated and poor execution. By only following the humans we never feel the robots are justified in a revolt, an error the series remedies. A technological relic.