3 weeks ago
The only reason I saw it was because it's a sci-fi classic and as a fan of the genre, it was in my checklist. Now, I understand that everything in the movie was a visual masterpiece at the time of release, but, unfortunately it doesn't age well. The special effects are intriguing. I really liked scientific accuracy shown in all the space scenes. However, due to the lack of a story or a clear narrative, if feels really long. But it wasn't meant to be a story driven film, as much as it's driven by themes and visuals. So, go enjoy it for it is.
3 months ago
I still can’t believe this movie came out in 1960s. It’s so futuristic and wayy ahead of its time. And that climax 🤯🤯 so satisfying. This movie is a love letter to Film making.
Way ahead of it's time, Stanley Kubrick delivers one of the most influential and important films of all time.
7 months ago
The Ultimate Trip
For 52 years, this Stanley Kubrick classic (and masterpiece) has inspired, influenced, and polarized countless critics and audiences. 2001: A Space Odyssey is one of, if not the very best science-fiction film of our (or any other) lifetime. That isn’t just this reviewer’s opinion. That same proposition has been made by countless movie-lovers, sci-fi fans, and movie critics alike on this planet we know as Earth since the film was first premiered. Though many don’t fully understand the meaning of the film in general, what can be understood and admired is the film’s shear beauty. From the first few dramatically scored minutes of the film in total darkness, to the dawn of man, to the hectic voyage of Discovery One and its passengers Dr. Dave Bowman (played by the great Keir Dullea), Dr. Frank Poole (played by the legendary Gary Lockwood), Dr. Heywood R. Floyd (played by William Sylvester), Dr. Andrei Smyslov (played by Leonard Rossiter, Dr. Ralph Halvorsen (played by Robert Beatty), and Dr. Bill Michaels (played by Sean Sullivan) to Jupiter (along with the help, of course, of the legendary and iconic HAL 9000 (played by the incomparable Douglas Rain)), up until the highly-debated frames, one is transported from their reality to the vast, dense vacuum of outer space, brought to us in an incredible fashion by Mr. Stanley Kubrick. Amazing cinematography, writing, directing, acting, makeup, setting, and much MUCH more. An incredible piece of art. So. Are you ready for The Ultimate Trip, the ride of your life, and one of the best films you will ever have the pleasure of viewing? If so, “open the pod bay doors,” and enjoy Stanley Kubrick’s classic 2001: A Space Odyssey.
7 months ago
beautiful cinematography, and a fantastic film despite the lack of dialogue. very 60s in the best way however, is definitely a film i need to watch another time to fully get the grip of it. stanley kubrick was undoubtedly a timeless genius - a new definate favourite
7 months ago
What could be written that hasn't already been written. The movie is jaw-dropping awesome to watch. Keep in mind that the movie was made in the 60s. We haven't even been to the moon yet!!! Yet, the visions of space and planets are spot on. It is a sin to watch this movie on any type of phone. It has to be experienced in the biggest monitor available.
9 months ago
Does its job to perfection despite the lack of dialogue. Kubrick is a genius with the film being mind boggling from start to finish, which is so perfect for a 60’s audience where future ai is unknown and feared by many.
Loved it but definitely need to watch again to fully understand👍
Kubrick is a master of his craft, each film so unique. Not the easiest watch but brilliant. Without the technologies created for this film there would be no Star Wars. It’s insane to think that this was created before the first moon landing.
THE MOST OVERRATED MOVIE EVER!!!!! Ok ok ok. I know ya’ll hate me for saying this. And I know how much of an impact this film made for the world. I know that. I’m not some close minded idiot. I know what this film did. And I really appreciate it. But storyline is that there’s no storyline. It’s events about human evolution. And I hate that. Anyway if this movie came out today. People would forget it. I see this more as an experiment that help others to create my fav movies. But overall it’s dumb
Great classic Stanley Kubrick movie, up there with one of his best movies since Dr Strangelove and The Shining
1 year ago
Absolutely mindblowing. Especially if you watch it like me, with a slight hangover 😬 You might need to rewatch to get it, if this movie can be fully understood at all!
2 years ago
Review by @mikepassey - one of my favourite movies - wanted to give it 8.5. Didn’t fully understand it. Would have given it a 9 if I did. Really appreciated the intermission - can watch it in two parts. Open question - what happened to Hal?
There is no storyline a visual spectacle of that time.