Tuesday, August 18, 2009
2001: A Space Odyssey
When I was younger, I swore off "Slow Walking on Spaceships" movies forever. That Solaris remake burned me...burned me bad. But the trouble with sci-fi is that you never know which movies feature slow walking, with Darth Vader-like breathing sounds, and hours of monotony and which ones are Blade Runner. So I didn't see any of them. Through the years, I've started lifting the ban and watching more science-fiction. Now, movies like Sunshine and Aliens are among my favorites.
Still, something has kept me from watching 2001: A Space Odyssey. Maybe it's the 160 -minute running time. Maybe it's because I know that Michael J. Fox doesn't star in the film even if he's displayed prominently on the front cover. Whatever the reason, I'm still ashamed that I've never seen one of the most highly-praised films of all-time.
What film brings you the most shame?