2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

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2001: A Space Odyssey is a sci-fi film by Stanley Kubrick. The film follows a team of scientists in a space expedition to Jupiter, seeking signs of extraterrestrial life. They are guided by the artificial intelligence HAL 9000 who gains sentience. 

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  • Frank Jones
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I thought this was a great book. It goes into depth more about the caveman monkeys at the beginning, which was interesting. But what was more interesting is that this was written after the movie. It's supposed to be sort of supplemental. I thought that was a cool little fact. Anyway, great writing. Good stuff as always from Clarke."
  • Kyle Perry
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "2001: A Space Odyssey is, in my humble opinion, Stanley Kubrick's greatest work. It not only codified everything we believe the future would look like, it also features a great story that would require intensive watching in order to understand. Visually, this movie still holds up and can go toe to toe with the CGI-heavy movies of today. Definitely put this on your to-watch list for the weekend!"
  • Isabel de León
    Written on October 15, 2017
    "This movie is a classic that a great number of people like. It has everything a movie can have. It is very enjoyable and also gets high praise from anyone who has seen it."
    Patrick Gordon
    Written on October 14, 2017
    "dated movie but sort of fits topic if you consider when it was new"
  • Ann Lucas
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Open the pod bay doors, HAL. Such a great classic movie. If you haven't seen it, you're missing out."
  • Sandra Bradley
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "2001: A Space Odyssey features one of the most frightening AIs I've ever seen in film. HAL 9000 was terrifyingly cold and calculating. In its mind, it is doing what it believes to the correct and that is the scariest thing of all."
  • Laura Montgomery
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I would wholeheartedly agree that 2001: A Space Odyssey is the best movie. I love the science-fiction genre so 2001: A Space Odyssey fits perfectly into my faves. I have watched 2001: A Space Odyssey a lot since its release."
  • Leonardo Romo
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "2001: A Space Odyssey is a classic. I loved how the way tried to be faithful to the book. Space exploration is the new frontier and I think all sci-fi movies or at least those in dealing with space stories could be traced back to the classic book."
  • Enrique Baltazar
    Written on April 28, 2018
  • Betty Hanson
    Written on June 20, 2018
    "2001: A Space Oddesey is your classic film about humans and machine. Machines are often depicted as objective-oriented while disregarding human factors like emotions. HAL 9000 is a scary fellow because it would rather jeopardize the lives of the crew to carry out the mission. HAL eventually showed human weaknesses as it gets disconnected. Here's the question: are we ready to depend on pragmatic AIs?"
  • Janet Jacobs
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "It seems interesting. I just included it in my watch list after seeing the trailer."
  • Doris Ellis
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "HAL is the computer character I can't forget about this movie. He's so super smart and error-free! He's voiced as male so I'm referring to him as 'he'. He's super smart that he became the element for man versus machine present in this movie which actually got me thrilled when this first came out."
  • Terry Brooks
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "visually impressive but much better out there"
  • Martha Welch
    Written on July 17, 2018
    "This is far and away one of the best sci-fi films out there, if not one of the best films period. The plot and the dialogue is so iconic, and the way it's shot is just beautiful. You won't stop thinking about this one for a long, long time."
  • Nicholas Martinez
    Written on May 30, 2018
    "2001: A Space Odyssey is arguably the greatest science fiction film of all time. BY modern standards it moves slowly and is obtuse but it is worth every second of effort that you put forth to understand it."
  • Justin Morris
    Written on July 16, 2018
    "A mystery and sci-fi film. Stanley Kubrick really did his job in catching the audience attention. "
    Saúl Meléndez
    Written on July 16, 2018
    "A mystery and sci-fi film. Stanley Kubrick really did his job in catching the audience attention. "
  • Teresa Hoffman
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Yessiree, sir! There is no argument here. There is no further searching required. "2001: A Space Odyssey" is indeed one of the best, most influential books of the 20th Century. The same can be said for the movie, which is a classic for all time. And here we are, well into the 21st century, where we are now considering daily how intrusive Artificial Intelligence has become in our lives and the power of the computer to control our lives against our wills. This book by Arthur C. Clarke fits this category perfectly!"
  • Benjamin Walters
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "i dont think this is really an indie movie. it's a good movie but i wouldnt consider it indie."
  • Eduardo Mora
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "We watched this movie in high school science class! I found it to be very interesting and I enjoyed comparing what they thought the world would look like to what it ended up being"
  • Marcos Sierra
    Written on July 12, 2018
    "For a sci-fi film, this one became my favorite. The movie adaptation is excellent since I read the book first. "
  • Jack Murray
    Written on April 25, 2018
  • Muhammad Chauhan
    Written on October 26, 2017
    "2001: A Space Odyssey Is one of the best classic sci-fi movies of all time. I would definitely recommend it to any Sci-Fi junkie."
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  • Pamela Butler
    Written on October 18, 2017
    "A Space Odyssey is one of those classic movies that just defies time. It's always been one of my absolute favorites and I can remember very clearly, watching it as a child with my parents."
    Patricia Ford
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "The movie subject , theme, motion affections would be fantastic for ever. In every era people love to know about planet, moon space and galaxy. i think for every age people like it. "

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