My Netflix Movie Watching Adventure... The Bourne Identity and 2001: A Space Odyssey

Hello! Welcome to the next stop on my Netflix movie watching adventure! If you don’t know what I’m talking about then click HERE and find out!

This weekend I watched two very different movies, The Bourne Identity and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

I actually only finished watching The Bourne Identity this weekend since I had started it the weekend before; I really enjoyed it! The action was great and intense and the story was interesting and immersive. I knew basis of the story going in so it makes me wonder how my viewing experience would have been different if I hadn’t known about the Bourne character going in. Overall, I recommend for everyone; especially fans of action, or someone who wants to watch a more grounded spy movie.

I had been eyeing this one on Netflix for a week or two just out of curiosity and because it’s directed by Kubrick. This was my first Kubrick movie and I actually enjoyed it! I was worried going in that I would have trouble picking up on the plot or other details but not really. Overall, until the third act, it was easy to understand what was going by the actions of the characters and the dialogue. Kubrick uses a lot of silent takes and lets the actions of the characters tell the story and lets the audience come to their own conclusions— it is very interesting and I actually enjoyed it. As I mentioned the third act is where things got a little… weird. If I watched it again I might be able to understand more of the intent but as of now I just have to draw whatever conclusions I can. Overall, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a great movie for anyone interest in different types of storytelling or specific director’s styles (in this case Stanley Kubrick) but it’s not for everyone. If it seems like you type of movie, go watch it!

Have you seen either of these movies mentioned above? What did you think about them? If not, you should watch at least one of them, they’re on Netflix!

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