2001: A Space Odyssey Reviews
The film encapsulates the nature of man. Where we've been, where we are, and where we are going. It's execution, which is slow, methodical, beautiful, and bland, is what set's it apart and makes it one of the most transcendent experiences I've witnessed in visual story telling.??The film doesn't tell you what the future is, it doesn't engross you in some dystopian story of the future either, it let's you simply be in the future and experience it first hand.
It's story is open and up for interpretation.
And that's what makes it special.
I can't wait for my second viewing.
The movie does not seem dated, especially amazing in that there is no CGI. Everything is done in the real world. What's more important is that modern audiences leave the theater (or their TVs) asking the same question: What does the ending mean?
Unlike today's sci fi movies, which are most ofter shoot-em-up westerns set in space, 2001 is a thinking persons' movie. There are no light sabres, lasers, monsters, or hero that saves the girl or the world, or both. There's only the beauty of space, the psycho computer, the classical music, and a possible answer to the question, "Are we alone?" And the answer is, "There are beings out there who want to see humanity succeed."