Trailer Impressions: Westworld Season 2

It has been about two years since the first season of Westworld aired on HBO. We have had some information given in the past year with some teases, but we got a brand new trailer that aired during the Super Bowl. If the season is anything like what is shown in the minute and 40-second trailer, then we are in for one gruesome ride.

If you have not seen Westworld, then stop reading and go watch this brilliant show.  Some discussion about the first season may take place here, so you have been warned.

The trailer shows beautiful shots of the facility and amusement park while a piano is being played. The music is in the same style as the first season, in other words, is that it is excellent. Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) narrates as we see various scenes take place. She talks about the world around us. She describes how beautiful this world is that we have created. These make a grim turn as the camera shots change and the music changes as she mentions, “But this world is a lie.”. Robots and humans are battling it out in the central facility. There are less beautiful shots of landscape, but instead, have brutal camera shots of people getting slaughtered. From everything seen in the trailer, the show looks as beautiful as ever.

This turn makes sense due to the ending of the first season that will lead into a (potentially) chaotic second season. Besides people getting killed left and right, we see various characters from the first season. A shot of Bernard (Jeffery Wright) looking at something in a dark room. The Man in Black (Ed Harris) returns standing in the rain. As robotic bulls ram through men with machine guns, the camera pans to see Maeve (Thandie Newton) walking through broken glass as she watches the mayhem. Dolores is seen riding a horse with a lever-action rifle and is seen in the last shot to say the last words, “Our world.”

If the show manages to build off of what was excellent with the first season and adds something different with this upcoming season, then it should be just as fantastic. One of the best aspects of the first season of Westworld was the mystery. The show did a great job by giving the audiences a lot of questions but answering enough of those issues to be satisfying. I hope they maintain a lot of the mystery with the added answers to flesh out the world, but give the audience that sense of wonder at the same time. Plus the amount of violence from the trailer indicates we are in for a season full of death. By the ending of the first season, it is safe to say that we will get that delivered to us. Words can not express how excited I am to watch this show. Season 2 of Westworld comes out April 22nd on HBO.  Watch the trailer below and share your thoughts:

 

Image via HBO

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