2001: A Space Odyssey to me is the most important sci-fi movie ever made. For a lot of reasons. Not withstanding the remarkable imagery. When watching a movie, the imagery is what a person remembers the longest. No one did it better than Stanley Kubrick:
It’s also one of my all-time favorites of any genre, for a lot of reasons. I’ll probably tackle them later. It’ll definitely take more than one post to express my admiration for this film.