Home > Adventure >

2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

April. 10,1968
| Adventure Science Fiction Mystery

Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.


Watch Trailer


Similar titles



This is one of the worst movies ever! It's soooooooo slow. I've been reading what everyone says and I don't understand it. From 20mins of monkeys to the guy walking the space station and dave roaming around outside it's just soooo boring!


I remember when I was a kid, I was impressed with the dawn of man story line. I thought the cinematography and the score was also impressive. But then for some reason I remember falling asleep within seconds from the scene in witch the ape tosses the bone toward the sky, then cuts to outer space. I thought Id give it another shot. Now that I could see it with adult eyes. Practically the same thing happened. The movie felt like a presentation rather than a movie. With fancy cinematography and score, But very little dialog and plot delopment. And a W. T. F ending. A total waste of time.


This is not the first time I got tricked by the reviews to look at an old, slow movie. I am in love with science, while movies such as Interstellar amazes me. However, only the last 30 minutes of this movie fascinated me, and that is NOT enough to make up for the other 2 hours.I wont go into details because I have already seen people calling those who do not like the movie for "stupid" (the "Rick and Morty syndrome"? / nostalgia?). Besides, I just wanted to write this review as an early millennial. However, I can see how this was a masterpiece in the late 60's with its effects and music, but it is now outdated.


This movie came out in 1968. I saw Dr. Strangelove on TV at that time and was blown away to find out there was such a director who wasn't afraid to make a politically satiric movie about the cold war. I originally saw 2001 in an old palace type of movie theater in Boston, got stoned in the lobby, with a friend before going in and only anticipated the light show at the end. It was so good that it left you thinking what the heck is he saying at the end. I read the book and just liked the beginning about the ape who was more contemplative than the others. At the time there was a book out called On Aggression and was interesting and popular because of the Vietnam War. Today this movie is too long for the younger show me now generations. I still think this is the best movie that was ever made about actually encountering alien, super intelligent life. I'm still wondering if Kubrick is saying it was an alien life form or spiritual awakening that is portrayed in the end. I'm glad he was into using the classical music sound track because it does take you away from the dumb human dialogues that come out in some SF movies today.