I read the book, and thought it was okay. Except, I didn't like the excessive pushing of the evolution theory.
Since a lot of the events in the book, were either edited, or dropped altogether, can anyone say which is better? I've never seen the movie.
The author of the book and Kubrick developed both the book and movie at the same time, however Kubricks movie is his style, wile the book isnt, from what ive heard the movie is better
I take what n0e says way too seriously
28th November 2004
If I hadn't read the book, I would have thougt that the movie sucked outright. But since I didn't, it rates below an OK.
I love it. My dad showed me it and then I read the book and watched it again the other night till about 4 in the morning, and recorded it on Sky so i can watch it again. I love Hal, hes great (Im sorry, I can't let you do that Dave). And the Music, although it all seems really cliché now and it was funny hearing that music put in a serious film after all the parrodies that have come after. And the bit when he goes through the portal at the end and ends up in the room, great stuff. And the fact that half the film is silence or dave breathing into his suit. it was also great to see what they though our time would be like in the '60s Was kinda funny. The book explains more than the film, but in my opinion you cant beat the atmosphere, visuls, music suspence of the film. ... I might have to go watch it again now