chad’s review published on Letterboxd:
Well, that was an experience. For a second there, I thought to myself, “Did I get a wrong copy of the film?” what with all the apes and prehistoric setting in the introductory part. Definitely not what I expected from this.
The movie has little to no dialogue, and relies heavily on the happenings on screen, giving the audience a chance to fully immerse themselves to the galactic scenery Kubrick has laid out.
I can’t believe that I’ve only seen this today. This absolutely started the narrative of an AI turning against a human, which is a story I am familiar with from various modern tales.
Don’t get me started on the music. It felt like a fusion of Star Wars and Hitchcock, giving that ethereal earworm matched with suspense.
Overall, this movie is out of this world. A timeless work of art, I beg for everyone to at least watch once in their lifetime. Unrivalled by modern 2001-wannabes, Kubrick created a motion picture for the books, one that will go down in history as his magnum opus that kicked off the science-fiction genre.