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After the second season ended, fans like myself couldn’t wait to see what was in store for the next chapter of Westworld. Sadly we had two years and some change, but the wait was worth it to bring us the most action-packed season yet which is now on 4K UHD Blu-ray in the Westworld: The Complete Third Season set. Bringing a welcome change of pace to the show, fans and sci-fi lovers will want to see what in the (West) world is going on in this collection.
Picking up a few months after the events in the last season, the characters that survived the chaos have finally made it out of Westworld and into the normal world where modern society looks to be in the not too distant future where technology and the architecture look very similar to something out of Blade Runner.
Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) takes it upon herself to repay mankind for using her and her robotic kin in Westworld by destroying their world and way of life. Meanwhile you have other characters such as Maeve (Thandie Newton) trying to find her place after being removed from Westworld, as well as Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) trying to stop Dolores from ending things, and others dealing with the aftermath of last season such as William aka the Man in Black (Ed Harris), and Charlotte (Tessa Thompson) who is not quite herself this season.
To add even more drama to the mix, we’re introduced to Caleb (Aaron Paul), a guy down on his luck but soon gets involved with Dolores and her plan, and Serac (Vincent Cassel) who has his own dark plans for the world and the hosts. Those who were used to the slower paced previous seasons will quickly notice that this one goes all out on the action with a faster pace and loads of fights, gunfire, and even large mecha showing up and wrecking things.
With this being a 4K UHD release, it goes without saying that the visuals and audio are top notch, thanks to the awesome HDR color and Dolby HD audio that make every episode feel more like a short movie than part of a TV series. There’s also a nice amount of special features spread across the discs, and some go into spoiler territory so I won’t go too deep into them. Most are featurettes that go into the technology featured in the season and how it’s not too far-fetched from where we are now. There’s also some that go into the making of the special effects, shooting locations, and of course a few awesome interviews with some of the cast.
While some may be on the fence about its fast paced, action-packed change, I’m all on board with the Westworld: The Complete Third Season set. The action is awesome, especially when viewed in 4K UHD with HDR and Dolby HD sound, and the actors do a great job of keeping you on your toes as you never know what’s coming next until it happens. This comes highly recommended and I can’t wait to see what season four has in store for these characters.