Okay, I just finished watching it, and I've come to the following conclusion - What the fuck? The first hour and the last hour and a quarter are - apart from a short monologue - totally disjointed from each other. The last quarter of an hour seems like Kubrick and Clarke dropped some acid and got really fucking drunk when they wrote and filmed those scenes. This movie made no sense to me, and more, it had no point. There's a fine line between suspense and boredom, and Kubrick crossed over into boredom far too many times, with the constant shots of slowly moving objects with little or no sound (usually repetitive if it was there). Can someone please explain this to me? I heard that it was supposed to be a classic movie, and yes, some of the special effects are good, especially for 1968, but overall... What the fuck? The best thing going for the movie is that piece of music they play at the beginning, when the monkey man is learning to use that bone as a club, and at the very end. Very cool music. I also must express my admiration at the Dawn of Man section - that was very well done, if pointless, just like the rest of the movie.