Sunday, April 03, 2011


What was it about the 1970s? How were screenplay writers and directors so accurate in their depictions of the future? Futureworld is one of these films in which almost everything predicted in 1976 has come true. Futureworld is the first film to present virtual reality. It has the first cyber sex scene in the history of cinema. The film shows how  a company which is a cross of Disney World, Microsoft and Google has an agenda to implement a high tech fascist corporate state. Futureworld is the sequel to Westworld based on the novel by Michael Crichton. However, Futureworld steps away from the action film orientation of its precedessor.

Two investigative journalists travel to Delos amusement park to find out why all the robots kills the guests two years before. They are subjected to endless high tech examinations as the corporation complies a psychological profile on them. Eventually, the reporters discover an agenda to reduce humanity all to robots. The question confronted in the film is what we are confronted with today. Are we to remain human beings with souls and intellect or are we to be turned into machines by ecocidal capitalism?
Directed by Richard T. Heffron

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