The other day my cousin Jamie, posted a link on facebook, nope not one of the pointless annoying links that fill up the timelines. This guy shared a link to a trailer of a film, not any film, a cult film. The film was Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. I have to admit that I haven’t seen this film all the way through, mostly because of having the time and being in the right mood, but now though with the new trailer and the release into the cinema again, what better way to correct that error.
For many people it will be the case of havent seen it or have only seen it on the tv. I believe that this film, first released in 1968, deserves to be seen and appreciated at the cinema for all its glory. There are films that are released into the cinema that you can happily wait until the dvd/blu-ray release is out and then there are films that whilst enjoyed on the tv, need to be watched on the big screen. Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is a big screen must see. I guess to appreciate the whole experience, it needs to be on the big screen. I will of course have this privilege in December when I go and watch it in December with my good friend Debz.
Of course it isnt the only film that needed to be seen on the big screen to be appreciated. Peter Jackson’s Lord of The Rings Trilogy is very much one of those. I will forever love those films and whilst I enjoy them on the small screen there is nothing better than the big screen experience. Gandalf and the Balrog battle at the Bridge of Khazad-dum where the bridge collapses and both hurtle downwards. Thrilling as it is watching on the dvd, it was something special at the cinema on the big screen. The Star Wars Trilogy another group of films. Not because of the scrolling introduction, but the opening scene of Star Wars: A New Hope is ultimately a scene that needs to be apprectiated on the big screen.
Something that Jamie would no doubt agree with a couple more movies, still in the Sci Fi genre to be enjoyed on the big screen and they are Alien and Aliens. The nature of the films with the tense and psychological moments are well suited to the big screen. Given that the sequel features a fair amount low light scenes, watching it in the dark on a big screen and great sound is enough to make it more gripping and more effective at the cinema.
One film that is yet to come out but hopefully will be better than the first two films is the the final installment of the Hobbit series. The Battle of The Five Armies. Ive watched the first two and have been somewhat disappointing. Im therefore hoping that the final hobbit instalment goes out in style. If it doesn’t then it could be Peter Jackson’s lesser fine moment.