“2001: A Space Odyssey” is an epic movie by Stanley Kubrick, filmed in 1968. The film is a 168-minute pleasure to the eye, worth watching on a big screen, but also cozy enough to watch on a laptop. Just watch, no matter where.
The movie contains scenes that have become prophetic, like the one where the main character is watching something on a device, that looks exactly like the modern tablets.
Hal – the carrier of an artificial intellect, that rules the technical side of the ship and expedition in general is the main “Spaceship computer” of all times. He (can’t say “it”) is scary and amazing at the same time.
The screenplay, written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, was partially inspired by Clarke’s short story “The Sentinel.” It is a story of evolution. Fantastic, of course. An ancient tribe of prehistoric apes find a monolith, placed by someone or something on Earth. Millions of years later, an expedition is sent to find the source of the monolith.