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    2001:.A non-non spoiler review

    2001: a non-non spoiler review


    Hey, itís been 50 years and if you need a non-spoiler review at this point skip this post.


    For the second time in my life I have seen 2001 on a big screen in surroundsound. The first time was 50 years ago at the zig field theater in New York. Iíve probably seen it 20 times cents.


    And one of the most strangest experience of my life I saw the movie today in an IMAX theater, with a big screen and one more feature.


    I was the only person in the movie theater. It was completely empty today at 3 oíclock.


    This is still an overwhelmingly spectacular movie. The pacing was slow and deliberate when it first came out which makes it even a bit slower these days. The movie itself, cinematically and audio wise is very close to todayís movies. In the beginning sequence, dawn of man, some of the colors look a tad washed out. Every once in a while that seemed to be the case in the movie. But it was not that much. The sound was very surround more so than many movies today. I did notice when the music got loud there was more distortion then we are are used to today.


    The movie begins with an overture and ends with a musical prologue, both in the dark. There is also an 18 minute intermission. I really did appreciate this because I got to go to the bathroom.


    The movie holds up although product placement makes you smile. The spacecraft from the earth To the moon is by Pan Am; The Bell System is the phone company; And the restaurant is Howard Johnsonís. Well, some of us made it to 2001 and some of us didnít.


    At the very end I saw myself. Keir Dullea as a young man looks over and sees himself as an older man. I first saw this movie As a young man and now I see myself as the old one.


    Movies like they should not just be remembered on Blu-ray discs but they should be regularly celebrated in the theater and it was.


    Hal did remind me of Alexa. And the star child at the end, well, Iím convinced he had a cell phone.
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    2001: a non-non spoiler review
    At the very end I saw myself. Keir Dullea as a young man looks over and sees himself as an older man. I first saw this movie As a young man and now I see myself as the old one.


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    Barry,

    You got it all wrong. You went to see the movie as a young man and when it ended, you were an old man! The movie is too long and boring
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    David, unless we have a. Lot of people beating each up but not leaving any bruises, Or a lot of people chasing each other, or a lot of monsters coming to earth and destroying New York City or Tokoyo again, Or railroad train crashing into an old Western town You are not going to like it.
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