Coraline Castell’s review published on Letterboxd:
I started watching 2001 at 4:37 pm, GMT -2, BRST.
I'm currently eating a Butter Toffee, musing over my decision to view this in my room for peace and quiet, considering the living room TV is much bigger. Well, I rather not be interrupted.
It's my first time ever viewing 2001 from start to finish, and although I believe it doesn't show in my face right now, I'm very excited to finally watch something I should have years ago.
Of course I knew that opening song. And these images seem like they are from another planet, like Mars or something. But with the cute monkeys.
The monkeys don't seem so cute anymore.
These guys definitely need a chill pill. They're acting like I will when Leonardo DiCaprio wins that Oscar.
I was waiting for that specific monkey. Chills, chills all over.
For some strange reason, I find it very unnerving to watch monkeys eat meat.
Fights are also unnerving.
OH I LOVE THIS SONG. And space. Yes. "The Space Danube".
I like the seat-corridor height difference.
There's always the woman all dressed in pink. Oh wait, womEn. Glad we don't dress like that.
Want those pink chairs.
The plot thickens. Oh, and nice food.
W-what. Lady, you'll drop your food!
Ooooh. What a nice landing pod. Reminds me of a lotus flower.
Their ship seemed so tiny.
U.S. flag, as always.
That feeling of being utterly alone in space.
Now I'm hungry. Got any ham? Just kidding, I'm vegetarian.
This music is TOO disturbing.
What. What. Whaaaat.
Okay, I'm getting something to eat. Hold on tight, astronauts.
Okay, I'm back. Aaaand this ship reminds me of an octopus swimming in deep waters for no good reason.
People could make a never-ending .gif of this guy running.
This bent my head.
Of course. "HAL". I knew Interstellar got more things from this movie than I thought.
Incapable of error? Right. Unnerving again.
Very nice drawing.
Way to freak me out again, HAL.
This red astronaut suit is the coolest.
To be breathing in the same rhythm as he is, without even realizing it at first.
"Sorry about this little snag, fellas". No.
His eyes get me every time. And I'm not talking about HAL's.
Now I'm talking about HAL's. For sure. Unnerving.
OH. MY. GOD. ABOVE. This was all too fast. I was not ready.
The silence hurts my ears. The noise also hurts my ears.
NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE.
NO. NO. NO. OH MY FLIPPIN-
Oh you sneaky little-
Whew, I had forgotten how to breathe.
Lies lies lies. All lies.
MY. MIND IS GOING. THAT'S WHAT.
Thank goodness you said "yes". I'd like to hear it as well.
I keep forgetting how to breathe. And now this hell song again. Way to go making me feel better.
The planets align.
What, in the name of HAL, is going on.
My mind is being bent.
I hurts. I can feel it. I can feel it.
Oh my Zeus. What is this.
I'm even starting to see things in these things. Was I supposed to start seeing things in the things?
"Look, and that one looks like a sheep!"
NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO EAT.
That's right. Stop it.
Don't chew at me. Rude.
Glad to see others do the same stupid things I do. I swear I didn't break that glass, mom-
Oh wait time for another What.
OH MY GOD GO HOME ALREADY GEEZ. WAY TO FREAK ME OUT AGAIN.
OK movie, we understand. Your magnitude is above us all, please slow down now. PLEASE.
WHAT. IT'S OVER? WHAT NO. WAIT YOU CAN'T. NO. COME BACK. OH MY FLIPPIN'.
Yeah, I'll probably never ever hear the Blue Danube just for chills ever again.
I'm going to get some water.
Yeah, now it's definitely over. Alongside my sanity.
Now I'll call it "The Space Danube".
"Okay, fellas" as that random dude at that random point in this random (not so random) movie would have said.
What. The. Hell.
First things first, I wrote those things while watching the movie. All I did after finishing was fix the (many) typos and correct anything that sounded unclear (like, everything still does but that's THE MOVIE'S PROBLEM, so back off).
I really liked this movie (really), but that may not really come through my very eloquent "review". Near the end I was losing my oxygen and my reason, so I'm sorry about that if you read up to this point. If you didn't, well, I guess you'll never know I was sorry.
After watching The Hateful Eight yesterday and this today, I'll do my best to steer clear from movies for a few days.
Too much is too much.
PS: Now I know why all those movies juggle with the same ideas. They got it from here. Interstellar, I'm looking at you. Wall-E, don't try to hide, now I see where you got THAT idea from. I'm not a kid anymore. I'm no longer impressed. That's right. Feel ashamed for yourself. Good.