Tom Zavertnik’s review published on Letterboxd:
Saw this in IMAX with my father, who is the one who introduced me to it many years ago in the first place. This is essentially the film that started my love for cinema and my passion of wanting to become a filmmaker. It might seem cliché to say such things, but it's true.
Seeing the epic scale of 2001: A Space Odyssey on the big screen, in all its bombastic audacity and methodical imagery is truly a sight to behold. The Dawn of Man, combined with Thus Spoke Zarathustra is iconic. The Blue Danube space waltz, is pure interplanetary beauty. The Jupiter Mission, is man's ultimate test of survival, with our greatest tool becoming our greatest enemy. Leading into Beyond the Infinite, where time and space itself is non-linear, presenting unlimited worlds and stars. Until it completes its evolutionary chain, ape to star child, man's next step.
2001: A Space Odyssey is the story of mankind. Starting at our primitive beginnings, to our journey among the stars, and beyond. That even with its minor visual continuity errors, has some of the greatest visual storytelling ever. Stanley Kubrick has constructed the ultimate trip within cinema, and 50 years later, is rightfully celebrated and probably will be for eternity.
It will always be my all-time favorite film.