2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey ★★★★★

So this is my first time watching this. Not out of choice, but I just never had the opportunity to see it.

Wow! This film was something. The effects still hold up to this day. The story, while a bit unconventional, is easy enough to follow. The characters that we see are interesting and engaging even if we know very little about them. Hal being a stand-out even though he's a camera with a red light.

As for negatives. Since this was my first time watching it the first 20 minutes we so confusing for me. Not in a "I can't follow" confusing, but more of a "it's called 2001: A Space Odyssey why are we here and what does 'The Dawn of Man' have to do with space" confusing. Needless to say I got over that by the end. Also there were some drawn out sequences that reminded me of Star Trek: The Motion Picture (I know that 2001 came out before Star Trek 1). Not that it bothered me much, but it could to some people.

As for the ending...I liked it. Did I understand what was happening? For the most part (after I watched some YouTube videos). Do I have an interpretation? No, and I think that's the way it was meant to be. I think that whatever you think the ending is supposed to mean that's what it means to you. It could mean something else to someone and that's okay.

All in all this film is great and I wish I saw this sooner, but at the same time, I am glad I saw this when I did.

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