This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Okay, I guess it's time to talk about this. I've seen it written multiple times this month that 2001: A Space Odyssey is, narratively and structurally, not like anything else. ( most lately in Vox's otherwise good piece here) and folks, that's just wrong.
(this was originally a twitter-thread, so I apologize for the herky-jerky style of it)
2001 does play by its own rules, but it's grounded in the same three-act structure that stories have been told in for…