Tuesday, September 27, 2005

The Education Carnival. It can only be attributable to human error.

I recently read an article that said that "2001, A Space Odyssey" was an outdated, cheap look at unrealistic science fiction. The effects were lousy, the angle of the movie was confusing, and it was hardly worth a mention as a good movie, much less one of the best. Wow, I can only imagine what this guy thinks is a great movie. I will admit, 2001 is a movie that needs a certain frame of mind to view. You need to understand that the movie has many plot points, and much more depth than is shown. I am an avid fan of the plot points that the movie investigates; the mystery of the Monolith, the evil of HAL, and the entire idea of the evolution/creation of life. The most entertaining of these is the fight between the flight crew of Discovery, and the HAL 9000 supercomputer. Roger Ebert once said that HAL was the most evil villain of all time. When you witness the cold calculation of HAL in action, he has a point. View it, get through some of the musical montages (get to love Daisy), and learn to appreciate the movie on a grand scale.

But before you go repair your AE 35 antenna, go check out the Education Carnival!
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