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2001: A Space Odyssey

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  • Posted July 19, 2011

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    An intriguing, visually mind blowing, trip through Space.

    2001 is a very polarizing film. You have people who love it a lot, and people who absolutely despise it. To be honest I'm probably one of the few who's in between the two camps I find this film enjoyable but flawed. First off lets hit upon the problems to clear that up. 1. the film moves very,very,slow which can be good or bad depending on your opinion. 2. The film does not have a definative intepretation, whcih basically means you decide for yourself what it all means I mean you can look up this thing on forums and find some pretty crazy intepretations of this film which testifies to it's ability I think. Now for the good stuff 1. The photography of this film is at times very striking and for lack of a better word nice to look at, and you better take note of it cause that's the main draw of the film. I'm sorry but that's how it is. I was going to list more but that's unfortunately all this film has that's good going for it. The entirety of this film how much you enjoy it, is all based upon the visuals and how much they mean to you, how you interpret them. As I mentioned before they can mean a very large variety of things. But in the end it is up to you. Aside from a few Odd encounters with a Computer called Hal and aside from the Monoliths the film really doesn't have that much of a story at all, like I said it's all on you to decide. That I believe is why the film is so polarizing. I found it just in between to be honest, not the masterpiece some hail it as and not flat out terrible like some say so really it all depends on you, that being said, not many films can say that - CM

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Fascinating.

    Not my cup of tea but never-the-less fascinating. This is the granddaddy of all modern space movies and as such should be seen by any one seriously into movie watching. I recently watched "Dune" for the second time right after watching "2001" and many of the scenes in "Dune" are reminiscent of "2001".

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