Futureworld

Year: 1976

Production: AIP

Director: Richard T. Heffron

Starring: Peter Fonda, Blythe Danner, Arthur Hill

Screenwriter: Mayo Simon, George Schenck

Novelization (1976) by John Ryder Hall

104 minutes; Color


An inferior sequel to Westworld (1973), set in the same theme park, Delos, Futureworld lacks the unity and impact of Michael Crichton's original film. In a newly built area of Delos, devoted to dramatizing the future, there are several diverting scenes irrelevant to the main plot, which is one of pulp-magazine sf's oldest: a mad scientist (revealed at the end to be himself a robot) creates robots duplicates of influential people to enable him to rule the world. His plan is uncovered by two journalists reporting the grand opening. Futureworld is rather ill organized and crude.

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