Years ago, I gave up trying to argue the merits of the film with those who find it tedious or plodding. I've come to accept the fact that ‘2001’ is a definitive love-it-or-hate-it flick that will forever split audiences. Still, whatever you may ultimately think of the film itself, ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ will literally haunt your brain after you watch it. In my opinion, every film fan owes it to themselves to experience ‘2001’ at least once in their lives.
Admittedly, ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ isn't for everyone – but in my opinion it's the single most important science fiction film in the history of cinema. It has influenced film as we know it and deserves all of the clout and recognition that can be heaped on its silent shoulders. Likewise, this Blu-ray edition is a must-have release, featuring a jaw-droppingly gorgeous transfer, an elaborate PCM audio track, and a wealth of supplemental features. It's an upgrade in every sense of the word.