Wintergreen’s review published on Letterboxd:
Actual conversation between me and my younger brother during film: "Intermission? There's an intermission?"
"Yes, they would do that back then to longer films. The Godfather Part 2 was 3 hours and 30 minutes long, and it had one."
"How long were they?"
"Usually about 10 minutes."
"Well.. Aren't you going to skip this then?"
"No, this is on Netflix, so there is no intermission. This is part of the movie."
"This black screen is part of the movie?"
"How long is this going to last?"
"I don't know. I've never seen this before. The movie also started with black."
"The movie STARTED with black!?"
(A moment passes)
"This is dumb."
(He walks upstairs and doesn't return until the very end, where he sees the Monolith and the Star Child. In a fit of confusion, he proceeds to kick me repeatedly screaming "BECOME SANE! BECOME SANE!", while I roll on the floor back and forth, muttering "There is no escape" over and over to myself.)
In other words, 2001: A Space Oddesey was quite possibly the best movie I've ever seen.
Final Score: 10/10