The film is pretty cheesy -- then again, all flash animation look like Terry Gilliam's cartoons, and never in a way that flatters -- but I liked the point this "explanation" of Arthur C. Clarke & Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY makes: That in space, man has been reduced to infancy -- having difficulty controlling the simplest of tools, eating baby food and re-learning walking and toilet training.
Boy, someone doesn't think very highly of Jack Kirby or the comics form. This is somewhat ironic, considering what a weak, hacked-out affair Clarke's book is. Oh, and that Kirby adapted the movie, not the book ... which they acknowledge, um, directly under the title on the cover. That must be a book club that doesn't sweat the details, I guess.
This North Korean anti-American music video kinda rocks, terrifying as it is.
Why is Justin Green holding a bucket? No wonder the students were so interested; during my time on the stage, I learned that if you hold a bucket while you talk, no one takes their eyes off you until you put the bucket down or show them what's in it. [Also: When your act's done, if you swiftly raise your arms over your head, the crowd will automatically give you huge applause.] But I would assume that's not what's going on in these classroom photos, although the idea of Green finishing his lecture, dropping the bucket to raise his hands and getting a Standing O from the students makes me laugh.