When you think about Jurassic Park, you probably first think of Steven Spielberg. And when you think about Westworld, you probably first think about HBO’s new hit show (or about deep philosophical musings on consciousness…). But the two major media properties have one critical thing in common: they’re both originally stories created by legendary author/director Michael Crichton. Maybe that’s why both of them have so many parallel story elements. Or as CollegeHumor puts it, “Westworld is Just Jurassic Park.”
In a recently released video, CollegeHumor, the YouTube channel you’ve already heard of and are probably subscribed to, lined up both Westworld and Jurassic Park in order to “Imagine a theme park populated with things from the past that eight-year-olds love…” And while this is most definitely true, maybe eight-year-olds should have designed the parks’ security systems too.
The video highlights a ton of similarities between the iconic film and the new HBO series, including both theme parks being possible thanks to “advanced but theoretically possible science,” both parks being led by “an old white-haired British guy,” and “foolproof security systems that can withstand anything… except greed.”
Sure, it’s easy to spot the similarities between Westworld and Jurassic Park, but why fix it if it’s not broken? This is clearly a winning formula. For good movies and television, not for anybody who would actually ever go to these parks if they were real…
What do you think about this side-by-side look at Westworld and Jurassic Park? Would you go to either of these parks if they existed in real life? Are you as psyched for Mutant Soldier Laser Tag as we are? Let us know in the comments below!
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