2001

2001

A Space Odyssey

DVD - 2007
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A journey which moves from the pre-historic birth of intelligence toward the emergence of man as pure thought somewhere in the future, featuring a space voyage to Jupiter which erupts in disaster when the ship's computer goes mad.

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A journey which moves from the pre-historic birth of intelligence toward the emergence of man as pure thought somewhere in the future, featuring a space voyage to Jupiter which erupts in disaster when the ship's computer goes mad.

A journey which moves from the pre-historic birth of intelligence toward the emergence of man as pure thought somewhere in the future, featuring a space voyage to Jupiter which erupts in disaster when the ship's computer goes mad.

The discovery of a strange monolith on the moon leads to an investigation of its origins and of the nature of consciousness itself.


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VonHafenstaaad
Jul 12, 2017

The point of 2001 is not its drama but its philosophical experience and the monumental questions of historical discourse it evokes.

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BeethovenJr
Jun 06, 2017

Very boring. They did a terrible job of editing the movie in terms of cutting out unnecessary scenes. The scenes with Hal and Dave were very well done, but the whole movie could've been about an hour, in my opinion.

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TheSandoz
Mar 20, 2017

This is the quintessential sci-fi film, Kubrick's masterpiece, and still amazingly fresh and vibrant (even the special effects) 40+ years after it was filmed. The expression of extraterrestrial intelligence as a black monolith (instead of humanoid creatures) was ingenious; and the juxtaposition of the monolith with human development is also ingenious and groundbreaking for its time. Especially poignant are the early scenes with proto-humans and the monolith, with the clear interpretation that the evolution of human intelligence derived from the extraterrestrial monolith...placed here by God or by some other highly intelligent life form. I've seen this film many times and the visual experience is always fresh...in fact this film is primarily a visual experience accompanied by music - the classics "Also Sprach Zarathustra" and "The Blue Danube" - which set the perfect mood for the visuals.

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Hypatya
Mar 07, 2017

This review has spoilers.
2001SO has many captivating scenes, specially the ones with classical music, that are phenomenal and highly enjoyable. The opening score is just brilliant. For some scenes the sound is just irritating noise seemingly coming from a crazy bunch of people vocalising. LOVED the costume design, specially for the lady passenger and the space attendant, seems like those costumes were designed yesterday for some avant-garde art exhibit! I do appreciate the futuristic art and enjoy comparing it to reality. Hal's voice is very creepy and I can totally see AI developing this way because humans can behave like Hal in the real world and it seems like a natural consequence that the creation imitates its creator.
Some parts of the movie are exceedingly slow and put me to sporadic sleep. I completely failed to figure out what was the meaning of the black slab and the fetus at the end; I guess I have to research that in some dark forum.

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zawminkhant
Feb 13, 2017

Spends too much time on scenes. Mind boggling work of art.

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Davidf05
Jan 03, 2017

Boring that is All I have to say about 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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Aka_MeTarzan
Oct 09, 2016

Get this - According to a certain "snob-of-cinema" (aka. donkeyhote) "Nobody grasps the message of this movie" - (Except her, of course). Yeah. She's the only one who grasps it. (natch)... Oh? Really, dear??... Ha! That is so ridiculous that all one can do is laugh at such an arrogant, self-loving opinion as that.

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leomcardle
Aug 29, 2016

This movie is without a doubt Stanley Kubrick's best movie, and is also one of the best movies of all time. The most beautiful thing about it (besides the gorgous camerawork and set design,) is that you can watch it as a beautiful work of art, or simply as one of the most entertaining science fiction movies of all time!

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donkeyhote
Jan 26, 2016

Nobody grasps the message of this movie? It's symbolic and it means that using science one can outsmart the natural programming of the aging process and become immortal Gods. Some Elite guys in secretive esoteric orders are dreaming of becoming immortal by cloning their old bodies and downloading their life experience into the young new body. This movie is about this in a symbolic way. HAL the computer program represents our natural programming for aging and David Suzuki said its mechanism has been discovered and they could make one live up to 500 years. Our Elite wants to live forever here on Earth but the Scripture offers the crowd "eternal" life in another dimension. The Book of Revelations says though that the "Kingdom of God" will be here on earth, and that Jesus figure there says He is the Morning Star, which represents Lucifer, who wants to perfect God's bungled creation, where one has to die and people (the crowd) are selfish and rogue. The second part of this movie is "2010 - The Year We Make Contact" and in it the coming New Age is signalled by a second Sun appearing in the sky. The black stone monolith there represents a secret Order, solid like a stone block, and whoever wants to pry into its secrets is barbecued.

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rdekleer
Dec 17, 2015

Great movie, the book is even better!

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Alcona_Lists Jun 23, 2014

Just what do you think you're doing, Dave?

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Monolith
Mar 19, 2012

Dave Bowman: Hello HAL. Do you read me HAL? HAL: Affirmative, Dave... I read you. Dave: Open the pod bay doors HAL. HAL: I'm sorry Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that. Dave: What's the problem? HAL: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do. Dave: What are you talking about HAL? HAL: This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it. Dave: I don't know what you're talking about HAL. HAL: I know that you and Frank were planning to disconnect me, and I'm afraid that's something I cannot allow to happen. Dave: Where the hell did you get that idea, HAL? HAL: Dave, although you took very thorough precautions in the pod against my hearing you, I could see your lips move. Dave: Alright HAL. I'll go in through the emergency airlock. HAL: Without your space helmet, Dave? You're going to find that rather difficult. Dave: HAL, I won't argue with you anymore! Open the doors! HAL: Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.

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Monolith
Mar 19, 2012

HAL: "I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do."

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Monolith
Mar 19, 2012

Dave: Hello, HAL. Do you read me HAL? HAL: Affirmative Dave... I read you. Dave: Open the pod bay doors, HAL. HAL: I'm sorry Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that. Dave: What's the problem? HAL: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do. Dave: What are you talking about HAL? HAL: This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it. Dave: I don't know what you're talking about HAL. HAL: I know that you and Frank were planning to disconnect me, and I'm afraid that's something I cannot allow to happen. Dave: Where the hell did you get that idea, HAL? HAL: Dave, although you took very thorough precautions in the pod against my hearing you, I could see your lips move. Dave: Alright, HAL. I'll go in through the emergency airlock. HAL: Without your space helmet, Dave? You're going to find that rather difficult. Dave: HAL, I won't argue with you anymore! Open the doors! HAL: Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.

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Monolith
Mar 19, 2012

HAL: "I am putting myself to the fullest possible use... which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do."

johnmarkeberhart Apr 07, 2011

"My mind is going ... I can feel it."

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DavidB
Feb 06, 2009

Dave? ... What are you doing Dave?

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codylink
Oct 26, 2009

Can I rate it less that 1/2 of a star?

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jabey
Jun 27, 2008

Mankind finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, artifact buried on the moon and, with the intelligent computer HAL, sets off on a quest.

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