2001: A Space Odyssey Recut as a Summer Action Blockbuster
I know there’s still a few people out there who haven’t yet seen the classic Stanley Kubrick film, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. Now I know this isn’t a horror film in the traditional sense of the word (although it’s one of the best examples of the “Frankenstein Complex” in modern film), but this is a fantastic film. A slow burner if there ever was one, 2001 explores many of the same themes we saw in PROMETHEUS, but the answers aren’t so clear as they were in Scott’s film.
Well the gang over at Film School Rejects (see their YouTube page here) has decided to recut the trailer into a fast-paced, summer action blockbuster. Check out the newly recut trailer after seeing the original trailer:
And now the recut trailer:
What do ya think? I think the original 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY is a brilliant and pretty damn perfect film as it it, but seeing it re-edited as an action flick is sweet … just don’t remake this classic film. Ever.