With so many developments and inventions nowadays in technology which has then lent itself very well to other disciplines such as the film and cinematography fields, it’s no wonder why we now have a whole raft of fantastic conceptual and aesthetically pleasing movies and shows gracing our screens. One of these is easily Westworld which we earmarked as one to watch not too long ago. Westworld is one of the best shows we have come across, this is thanks to its intriguing storyline, concept and fantastic special effects.
Coming to Showmax and M-Net every Monday, starting 16 March 2020, we (courtesy of the Showmax cool kids) were kindly given the opportunity to checkout the first 4 episodes of the much anticipated third season. As always – we came, we watched and we are ready to share our thoughts on it.
Despite us temporarily losing touch with it in S2 (which we made up for), we have always taken a liking to a show that was created and (still is being) overseen by three of the best and most accomplished writers, producers and directors of our time, namely Jonathan Nolan (Person of Interest), Lisa Joy (Burn Notice) and J.J. Abrams (Lost, Alias).
The plot for the upcoming season has been kept under wraps and we were also made to promise to not reveal too much so fear not, there won’t be any spoilers here. And for those who aren’t too familiar with it (and if so, why exactly?), this hit HBO series is generally a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth, exploring a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged. Yes this may sound confusing but that’s part of the charm and intrigue that Westworld offers, the new season is no different and continues in the very same way while managing to keep you hooked throughout.
It won’t come as a surprise that visually it’s a spectacular watch with the images being crisp and will have you crying out to watch on an HDTV. The story line, unlike previous seasons, is also easy to follow this time around but (still) with a certain level of complexity attached to it.
Westworld is one of the most intelligent shows around and isn’t easy to follow especially if you miss one episode or a certain scene for that matter, it forces you to pay attention to every single thing, action and dialogue that goes on. Part of the reason why we gave up on it in the second season is the fact that we felt it was slow in building up, we’re pleased to confirm that there is no such thing with this installment. It’s like the creators learned from the previous seasons and have put everything right with this one.
Very much shot in a futuristic world, the third season relies heavily on technology and’s amazing to see how it’s cleverly implemented to bring the whole story together. Us being gadget junkies here at TWFLD, we couldn’t help but be attracted and blown away by the array of gadgets on offer and how they’re slotted into the overall story line.
Clever, intelligent, visually appealing complete with nice pacing, the third season of Westworld is easily the best season yet. The only bad thing about this whole thing is that we now have to wait to checkout the rest of the episodes. It’s more than worth your time, be sure to check it out when it lands on both Showmax and M-Net every Monday, starting 16 March 2020.
Huge thanks to the team at Showmax for the pre-screener.
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