You've seen Westworld (1973), I'm sure. It's a classic, and there's a lot to like about it. Brynner is a fantastic cyborg gunslinger. It arguably represents Crichton at the top of his game. The film was groundbreaking in terms of its use of digital image processing. Brolin is super cool. Barrett is a robo-hooker.

All of that is true.

But when I think about Westworld, I don't think about any of those things. At least not at first. Instead, the first thing that comes to mind when I think about Westworld is this:

Congrats. Now you too are forever stuck with the Westwold/Shirtless Benjamin association. You're welcome.

Click through for the MGM Big Box Beta artwork for Westworld, which sadly is shirtless-Benjamin-free.
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