Sunday, October 4, 2015

2001: A Space odyssey = BEST MOVIE EVER!!!!!

If you have not watched 2001: A Space Odyssey, drop whatever you are doing and go watch it now! This cinematic masterpiece has been alive longer than anyone that will ever read this post, yet still stands as the one of the greatest sci-fi movies, if not best in all categories. With its revolutionary cinematography and its surprisingly sound use of physics, many critics argue that it is the greatest or most important sci-fi movie ever made. If you have not seen it, you are in for an epic story that one anonymous critic has only called a "cultural experience".

Cinematically speaking, this almost 3 hour long masterpiece will take you to new places in an exploration of the solar system and humans relationship with the planets. Amazing special effects and a brilliant use of cameras means that at no point in the movie will your eyes be anywhere but the screen. Since the total spoken dialogue of the film is less than a thousand words, and since there are no spoken words until the 25th minute of the movie, you wont have to focus on missing whatever the actors are saying, but can instead bask in the glory that is the thought provoking plot that director, Stanley Kubrick, provides with his excellent use of visual stimulation and eerily misplaced music that belongs in a museum, not a sci-fi movie.

Now, physically speaking, this movie set a precedent for all future action or sci-fi movies with its exceptional uses of good physics. One of the most acclaimed examples of this, is the use of artificial gravity inside the space ship. Instead of filming a scene where everyone is on the bridge of the USS Enterprise and not explaining why they aren't all floating (yes, I'm throwing shade at you, star trek), this masterpiece uses a spinning spaceship, that uses centripetal force to hold the astronauts towards the outer spinning wall. And, ever since then, other movies (except star trek) have either used this same explanation or been compelled to give their own explanation for the artificial gravity aboard their ships. below is a great demonstration of said artificial gravity.

So, in conclusion, this marvelous masterpiece of cinematic gold should be #1 on your to watch list, even if you've already seen it before. I really, really don't want to give away the ending, so instead I will leave you with this one final piece of advice... NEVER watch this movie on drugs...