I may get a lot of heat for this but I am only seeking meaning and truth.
Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" is one of the most controversial movies ever made. People either love it or loathe it.
My issue is that I would like to know what it means, what is is saying. I can draw so many things from it, but I always get the feeling that there is one single idea that is being conveyed to the audience. But I cannot distill it. The movie is definitely profound, but is there one point it makes or message it tells that most people might not glean after viewing it a few times?
So much has been said about, so many have written things about it. It's been praised to the skies and also criticized mericlessly. It has been called genius, prententious, muddled, humbling, haunting, boring, esoteric, and beautiful. People have said that it makes humanity seem vile.
But I wish there was a way to condense its true meaning somehow. Each time I watch it I find it fascinating but the epiphany does not occur.