2001: A Space Odyssey
release year:1968 genre:sci-fi viewing setting:home laserdisc, 1/8/99 what I expected:couldn't remember what I got:a deep space drama with much symbolism
synopsis:In a slow and often boring manner, we witness various stages of man's evolution, with most of the movie taking place in the near future.
impressions:As I said, it's slow-paced and often monotonous. It's kind of hard to figure out what's going on; I happened to watch it this time with a well-educated friend, who was picking out classical references left and right. The movie's watchable, and there's no doubt that it was a milestone in science fiction, but be warned: you have to be awake, and you have to pay attention, if you want to get something out of this film.
acting:This isn't really very applicable, since the movie contained very little actual dialogue.
final word:Meaningful, but not easily re-watchable.
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