2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey ★★★★½

"I've got a bad feeling about it"


I'm not here to explain '2001: A Space Odyssey', I would never dare to do that, it's a masterpiece for cinema INDEED, certainly not one of my favorites, but the advances that the film brought, prove one more time that 'Stanley Kubrick' is a FREAKING genius, it's film full of symbologies and meaning, even if it's kinda difficult to understand at first, all these meanings turn a film that had everything to be dull and boring in a very good and...interesting experience, despite not being perfect due to its slow pace and lack of dialogue (all this is purposeful, I know), everything that this film represents for the science fiction genre makes it almost perfect. EVERYTHING that appears in Star Wars, Alien and other space-themed films came from here, a more realistic and robust vision of a futuristic society, techniques for building scenes in space with incredible practical effects and much more, Kubrick brought something that had never been seen in cinema's history. The symbologies are just perfect, the intrinsic meaning in the film about human evolution and technological advances is complex and mind breaking

Yes, 2001 can be boring, dull and time-consuming for some people, even I found it quite boring tbh, but the film is so freaking beautiful, complex, important and ahead of its time, that the discussion of whether the film is a masterpiece or not is almost nonsense

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