skivvy69 replied to your post:*whispers* I didn’t like 2001: A Space Odyssey and…*whispers* There were a lot of psychedelic colors but not a lot of depth
*whispers* i find stanley kubrick a lil overrated tbh
Well, I tend to think of the psychedelic colors bit as the low point of the movie. It goes on way too long for my taste. And I definitely agree with you about the characterization of HAL.
Overall, however, I have to disagree with you about the value of the movie. The use of the music in the movie is positively iconic, from “Thus Spache Zarathustra” to “The Blue Danube”, both of which extend their familiarity beyond those who have seen the movie. I also give them (and especially Kubrick) great credit for the depiction of actual physics in the space travel. I believe the hard science fiction tone of the majority of the movie (and the music, or rather in some places, the dead silence, factors greatly into this) lends much greater weight to the more fantastical parts of the movie. Given that the depiction was a purely directorial choice, I think that should be appropriately recognized.