Since the show became a mega hit, I decided to watch the original film, which is directed and written by the same dude who wrote the original Jurassic Park novel.
The intriguing premise is kinda like Jurassic Park, but with ultra-realistic robots, who you can speak to, fight, and even romance. Naturally, the park hosting these robots has become the ultimate tourist destination. But one fateful day, the robots begin to...malfunction.
The first half is really slow as it sets up the world (and some of the rules), but by the final twenty minutes, most viewers should be hooked as things take a morbid turn very fast. Yul Brynner as The Gunslinger is the best part of the film with his fearsome, relentless performance.
That said, I can easily see why a show would be better, as a show is better fit to explore all the ideas that the film was only able to briefly tease.