Interpreting the Ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey


Not all videos on the internet need to be kittens falling asleep or trailer mashups. Rather, we can actually use them to think every so often.

For many movie fans, there is no film more cerebral than 2001: A Space Odyssey. Like all of Kubrick’s films, there is much to analyze, and in 2001’s case, much to confuse the hell out of you the first time you watch it.

One of the most mind-bending parts of the movie is its seemingly nonsensical ending. But after much study, some fans have come up with their own theories as to what it all means. The above video offers one such explanation I found fascinating, and I thought I’d share it with you. Part 2 is below if you get all the way through this one:



  1. Steve December 14, 2012
  2. E. Lee Zimmerman December 14, 2012
  3. Siahm December 14, 2012
  4. Semilitterate December 14, 2012
  5. E. Lee Zimmerman December 14, 2012
  6. Siahm December 15, 2012
  7. Angus December 15, 2012
  8. E. Lee Zimmerman December 16, 2012
  9. Donald Duck December 16, 2012
  10. Kyle December 17, 2012
  11. derek June 8, 2013

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