Directed by Michael Crichton. US. 1973. PG. 88 min. Warner Bros. 35mm.
- Sun, Jul 29, 2:00 pm
For our final robot-themed film of the month, we bring you the baddest android of the bunch – portrayed with silent, austere menace by Yul Brynner. The plot, written and directed by Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park, Coma, Andromeda Strain, etc.), is a simple one; Richard Benjamin and James Brolin go for an outing to a western-themed “adventure park,” to spend a day living out their fantasies, including having gun-fights with android baddies like Brynner (togged out like his character in The Magnificent Seven). However, as they say, “things go terribly, terribly wrong;” the androids go haywire and start stalking the park’s visitors, and the tension and excitement mounts from there. If you haven’t seen this one, don’t miss it! (And even if you have, come and enjoy the thrills on our big screen. Brynner plays a really good baddie – sort of a cowboy prototype for Schwartzenegger’s Terminator.) (Bill Roth)