2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey
Story 8
Originality 10
Cinematography 10
Actors 8
Acting 6
Depth of Characters 8
Setting 9
Pacing 7
Design 9
Extra 10
Total Score 85%
Rotten Tomatoes score Rotten! 47%

2001 is an amazing piece of cinema, even 50 years(!) after it was first released.

I’ve always been curious about this movie but haven’t ever taken the time to actually sit down and watch it. I’m a huge fan of Interstellar, so it was a no-brainer to pick this one up once I had the time to devote to it.

The liberties taken in cinematography, the groundbreaking soundtrack, the innovative filming of the anti-gravity sets and space models, and of course the introduction of HAL 9000 make this a must-see for anyone with even a small appreciation of motion pictures. It’s bizarre at points, emotional at others; but overall 2001 is a cornucopia of candy for the eye and the mind.

I’ve only seen a few of Stanley Kubrick’s movies so far (this, The Shining, Clockwork Orange, and Eyes Wide Shut, as of this writing) but I’m planning on revisiting these and viewing the rest ASAP. His was a legendary take on the medium, and worth enjoying.