• Movies

    2001 vs 2010

    by During the course of the shutdown, in between our gradual pursuits of Farscape and Deep Space Nine, my oldest daughter and I have been watching some classic genre movies together. In the last week, we’ve watched both 2001 and 2010. It’s hard not to compare, and it’s hard for me to leave the books out of things when we do. We differ on which is the better movie. Though not by much. 2001 is a clear masterpiece of cinematic art. Technically amazing, stark and beautiful, filled with big ideas and a vision of the future that still resonates fifty years and more later. But it’s also sterile and, frankly…