2001: A Space Odyssey
An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke. When Dr. Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and other astronauts are sent on a mysterious mission, their ship's computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behavior, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time.
Release Date: April 02, 1968
Genre: Science fiction
Writer: Arthur Clarke, Stanley Kubrick
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Producer: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Daniel Richter, Douglas Rain, Leonard Rossiter, William Sylvester, Gary Lockwood, Keir Dullea
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The fascinating thing about this film is that it fails on the human level but succeeds magnificently on a cosmic scale.Click here to read the full review
One thing is certain, the movie's greater than a collection of arcane codes. You can watch "2001" as a visual journey with nary a thought for what's under the surface or you can plunge into this vortex of interpretations. The great thing about "2001" is that either approach works fine. That's why it endures.Click here to read the full review
Besides some tense moments when Dave finds himself locked outside of the ship, followed by the confusing voyage he endures (which may also frighten young children), there is little content to concern parents. If you have a problem with evolution being portrayed as the origin of man, simply fast-forward the first 25 minutes and pick up from there. You'll hardly miss a thing.Click here to read the full review
Parents need to know that this is an eye-opening experience for older children, with much to ponder and push teens to a greater appreciation of the mystery of life and the universe. They should also be aware that this classic is slow-moving and it could lose audiences expecting a fast-paced sci-fi movie in a spaceship. Patience and a willingness to fall into the suspense of the film are necessary.Click here to read the full review
What a classic! Too bad they only made the first two books into movies. Although this movie came out before I was even born, and therefore needs little introduction, I still recommend this movie for those looking for a mind-bending, old-school sci-fi. The only thing I get a bit tired of when rewatching this movie is the overly long dramatic sequences. Yes, I get it, a human can't breath in space... what a fragile body we have... I don't think we need an entire 5 minute scene to make that point, especially the way it was done. Overall, though, a great movie. A total must if you haven't taken the time to watch it before.August 28th, 2013 · Details