2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey ★★★★★

Open the pod bay doors, HAL.

This isn’t a movie. It’s a poem. An auditory and visual feast laid out before you to appreciate at whatever level you wish. Do you want to try to piece together the mystery of the overarching story? Do you want to marvel at the on-point depictions of space travel or the incredible production design and cinematography? Or do you want to just sit back and bask in the glow of pure sensory pleasure? It’s all open to your own mindset going in, and that makes it a very rare film indeed. It’s choose-your-own-adventure cinema that can change with every viewing. One of my all-time favorite films and Very Highly Recommended.

Streaming now on HBO Max.

Added to: Tom’s Top 200, Stanley Kubrick Ranked, Movies to Show Your Teenage Kid, Astronauts and Space Travel, Recommended Old Movies

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