Space voyage to Jupiter turns chaotic when a computer, HAL 9000, takes over. Seen by some as a mirror of man's historical use of machinery and by others as a grim vision of the future, the special effects and music are still stunning. Critically acclaimed and well accepted by some, simply confusing to others. Martin Balsam originally recorded the voice of HAL, but was replaced by Rain. From Arthur C. Clarke's short story "The Sentinel." Followed by a sequel "2010: The Year We Make Contact."
my favorite movie ever stuckinthe70s at 2009-04-21 21:21:31
This is probably my favorite movie of all time. The special effects are so visually stunning - they rival even the best computerized stuff of today. I realize most people don't like this movie because there is little dialogue, and they generally don't "get" it. But that's what I love about it. Mr. Kubrick lets the visuals tell the story. For people who don't like this movie or don't understand it, I would recommend reading the book (it explains a lot of the mysteries - which may or may not be a good thing). I would give this movie five bones if I could.