truman’s review published on Letterboxd:
I have no clue how people find 2001: A Space Odyssey boring, unless they only watch film for entertainment and refuse to think.
Unlike most films, where the director tries to get you to project yourself onto and relate to the characters, Stanley Kubrick projects everything onto you, which is golden.
Also, in the Hilton Space Station 5, Dr. Floyd clearly has a friendly conversation with Russians, showing the Cold War is over, but 9 years later in 2010: The Year We Make Contact, the Cold War is in full effect.
There are so many other inconsistencies between 2001 and 2010 that it makes me wonder if Peter Hyams even saw the original.
The perfect companion piece to Planet of the Apes. Now I kinda feel obligated to rank them side by side, as, at least in my eyes, they complete each other.