My major criticism of the film adaptation of Jurassic Park is that Steven Spielberg turned the book's villain, John Hammond, into a kindly, doddering old man. This eliminated the story’s antagonist and really screwed it up, in my opinion. Based on HBO’s trailer for Westworld, however, it looks like Anthony Hopkins is well prepared to play the role Crichton intended. The trailer looks amazing, and I’m looking very forward to ending this TV drought.
Black Sails won’t return until January, and Game of Thrones is postponed until the summer of 2017. So let’s take what we’ve got and enjoy some Westworld!
* Image courtesy of HBO