2001: A Space Odyssey (U)

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2001: A Space Odyssey

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Mon Nov 24 2014

Both ‘Interstellar’ and ‘Gravity’ took us out of this world, but the reputation of Stanley Kubrick’s classic – now re-released – is safe. It’s not that ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ doesn’t look dated – it does, a bit – but it remains as intelligent and provocative as ever, bearing years of conceptual dreaming. Until today’s equivalent of novelist Arthur C Clarke commits a hefty chunk of time to envisioning the beginning of human civilisation, as well as the far future, there will be no new film to supplant it.

Though it was showered with praise for its technical achievements, ‘2001’ lingers more potently in the mind as a tall, black riddle: where are the new bones, the new tools, that will take us higher? Douglas Rain’s clammy voice work as Hal 9000, the murderous machine, remains one of Kubrick’s snazziest pieces of direction.

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UK release:

Fri Nov 28, 2014

Duration:

141 mins

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Frank G

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Never has a man in a badly fitting ape suit made such a profound statement before as throwing a bone in the air and it transforming into a space ship. Forget Gravity (lacks gravitas), forget Interstellar (just lacks), this is the real deal. If you want to enhance your experience get yourself some food poisoning from Alf's Kebab Emporium across the road from the cinema and let yourself be swept away by the trippy visuals at the end as you sweat profusely into your luxury pile soothing seat... Great stuff!

derek

Nietzsche's philosophy filmed(man made God-HAL-in his own image )plus a retelling of the Odyssey(HAL=Cyclops,lunar monolith=Trojan Horse,etc)try Leonard Wheat's ''Kubrick's 2001;A Triple Allegory''(Scarecrow Press,2000) great in-depth study.

derek

Nietzsche's philosophy filmed(man made God-HAL-in his own image )plus a retelling of the Odyssey(HAL=Cyclops,lunar monolith=Trojan Horse,etc)try Leonard Wheat's ''Kubrick's 2001;A Triple Allegory''(Scarecrow Press,2000) great in-depth study.

Ghidera

One of the most visually beautiful films ever made. Yes perhaps not a film with a particular story that will suit those cinema-goers who like to know what's going on, although there are those of us who just enjoy the medium, stunning sets and magnificent photography, I'd take this over Avitar anyday! One of the greatest movies ever.

Ghidera

One of the most visually beautiful films ever made. Yes perhaps not a film with a particular story that will suit those cinema-goers who like to know what's going on, although there are those of us who just enjoy the medium, stunning sets and magnificent photography, I'd take this over Avitar anyday! One of the greatest movies ever.

Malcolm

In my opinion the greatest film ever made. A perfect fusion of stunning visuals, music, movement, sound, original narrative structure and enigmatic themes, but beyond everything it comes together to form the ultimate cinematic experience.

Malcolm

In my opinion the greatest film ever made. A perfect fusion of stunning visuals, music, movement, sound, original narrative structure and enigmatic themes, but beyond everything it comes together to form the ultimate cinematic experience.

Charles666
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Truly the emperor's new film, glowing reviews for something no one really wants to watch. It is pretentious, stupid and dull beyond belief. I would sooner watch paint dry than watch this rubbish ever again.