I1889, Eiffel tower was about to achieve her final splendor, Nietzsche collapsed on the same year. On the one side highest monument was towering herself and on the other side the ultimate man just collapsed from his philosophical thoughts. In literature, nothing stands on the side of Don Quixote or on the philosophy or anything that can overcome Nietzschean philosophy. Music’s greatness is just captured by Mozart or art by Van Gough. And there is another magnificence created by Stanley Kubrick; 2001: A Space Odyssey. 

The film is set in 2054, where an AI system named HAL 9000 runs an experimental spacecraft Discovery One in search of life on Jupiter's moon Europa. The film is a science fiction (I want to call it philosophical film) that deals with the theme of humanity's development beyond the human form. The film was directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the use of Arthur C. Clarke's story "The Sentinel". It is a masterpiece of cinema, with superb special effects, and a compelling story about evolution and the meaning of life. This is more than just a movie about space exploration; it's also an examination of human nature in the context of evolution and the threat of nuclear war. This film presages many of the things that are happening today - like self-driving cars, virtual reality environments for astronauts in outer space (called "holodecks"), and robots that have intelligence like humans. It has a spectacular visual and audio experience that captures the imagination in a way few films have done. Featuring stunning cinematography and music, it is a must-see for any science fiction fan or anyone who appreciates great filmmaking. 

An inspiring story of human evolution and the advancement of mankind, this film explores themes of life and death, artificial intelligence, humanity's relationship with technology, universal themes such as birth, death, and rebirth. The movie is full of meaning and depth, due largely in part to the fact that it is adapted from a book written by renowned philosopher, writer, and mathematician Arthur C. Clarke. Exploring life, death, and rebirth without ever being dogmatic or preachy, this film takes you on an emotional journey like no other—nonverbal film which explores the implications of the gothic and epic in the use of the 'asteroid' as a conceptual tool. The film opened in 1968 and was more critically acclaimed than commercially successful upon release. The main theme is the human evolution and where it might lead humanity. It is told through the eyes of the main protagonist, Dr. Dave Bowman, who travels through space in search of clues to solve a mystery regarding human evolution, who understands it may lead not only to his own death but that of all other humans as well. It uses the whole range of cinematic techniques to tell its powerful story. As with any great work, there are many levels on which the film can be viewed: social, historical, and spiritual, but perhaps most interesting of all is the way that it attempts to deal with themes that have been explored in various ways by great thinkers and artists throughout history. 

It features some of the best effects and cinematography ever put on film. It is a stunning visually beautiful movie that takes the audience on a journey through space and time, showing them just how far human progress has come over the years. The music in this film, composed by Richard Strauss’ (who died during the production of the film), Thus Spake Zarathustra, was one of the most original scores to come out of Hollywood at that time, and it added an element of strength to Kubrick's groundbreaking masterpiece. In reality, what 2001 A Space Odyssey did was blow audiences away with its combination visual effects, profound ideas about technology and humanity's place in an immeasurably vast universe, combined with groundbreaking use of soundtracks and other technical aspects. This allowed Kubrick to create something truly unique for both its time as well as all of cinema history thereafter. The special effects are so good that some people today still believe things like this could happen someday in real life if we are lucky enough to continue evolving technologically (which some would argue is already happening right before our eyes!). The power of Nietzsche and the corresponding theme in 2001 a space odyssey is its great beauty. This movie demonstrates everything that is known about mankind. Nietzsche and 2001 a space odyssey has similar themes; they both discuss the illusory nature of human thoughts, actions and emotions. The beauty of this film lies in its ability to combine these two great philosophical ideas with engaging characters and dramatic visual effects and Stanley Kubrick brilliantly tell stories about humanity overcoming its primitive nature and reaching for higher understanding...

This movie represents how human beings are trying to look beyond our planet and towards the universe. This film is almost a poem where we go from the beginning with apes to becoming a futuristic space station. It's also a philosophical journey of what will possibly happen in the future or even now, like with artificial intelligence or space exploration. There is much to be said about the power of this movie and I don't want to spoil all. So, I will just say that from the first time I saw this movie, it has been the most influential one for me, not only in sci-fi genre but art overall. Watching it for first time gave me a lot of different feelings and emotions. This film is something really special and was worth waiting 50 years for a proper release after an official restoration in 2011 which made it look like new - almost!

The film’s visual style and soundtrack are able to reflect the emotions of its characters perfectly: fear, confusion, awe and finally hatred. It’s iconic opening sequence that features a bone hitting an ape is one of the greatest moments in film history, showing visuals never before seen onscreen. This movie is a masterpiece and is still the main source from which we draw inspiration from when it comes to space exploration movies today. Kubrick uses techniques such as lighting and color, slow motion and subjective camera work in order to create a sense of claustrophobia and disorientation providing audiences a rare opportunity to explore what it means to be human. The film takes us through the struggles we experience as a race, from our primitive beginnings to our complex present, and how we can find tranquility in the future—themes that relate to ideas found in Nietzsche's philosophy. Kubrick's scope is not only visual but also literary. The film's primary source of inspiration is a book by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), whose concept that "God is dead" first appeared in his 1882 treatise The Gay Science. This idea was later used by the thinkers of the early 20th century as a premise upon which they built their own arguments. Kubrick himself was interested in Nietzsche's philosophy and incorporated it into his work multiple times. In this sense, 2001 is not merely an entertainment piece or cinematic experiment — it is truly an exceptional masterpiece that combines mystical philosophy with genuine visual poetry.