Tuesday October 18, 2016

Westworld Is A Lot Tamer Than Video Games

It always makes me cringe when I see someone compare an R rated show to video games. It's almost like video games these days are the default comparison when people want to show that [insert whatever] isn't "as bad" as mature rated video games.

Now we have point-and-shoot games, intensely realistic in their depiction of violence. And we have "Westworld" as an extreme version of a game, where people are interacting with robots. I would venture that [HBO’s] "Westworld" is a lot tamer than [today’s] video games, and the world we live in today, versus the movie "Westworld," which was much more intense than the video games of its era.