Weather boy’s review published on Letterboxd:
The term "masterpiece" gets thrown around a lot, people mention things like Vertigo, Seven Samurai, Jack and Jill and then there's this, 2001: A Space Odyssey. For me, the purest masterpiece there has ever been, who needs dialogue? Who needs a coherent plot? Kubrick doesn't care for traditional film making and shows that with this stunning epic. I saw this in a cinema on 70mm film and after seeing it in this way I can't imagine any other way to see it, the soundtrack is sublime, using a lot of heavily recognisable pieces of music today allowed Kubrick to ensure this film became a timeless classic, sure you could say that Kubrick couldn't possibly of known that the music he chose would go onto become iconic but you know what, Kubrick is a genius and I'm convinced he could see into the future, this film depicts IPads & video calling IN THE 1960's.
If you're a fan of sci-fi you have Stanley Kubrick to thank, this film set the benchmark to the point where I'm not even sure why films were made in this genre after it's release.