The theatrical release of Stanley Kubrick’s 161-minute space opera, 2001: A Space Odyssey, must have hypnotized audiences in 1968, especially the ones who were already on drugs at the time.
Fast forward 40 odd years and you wonder whether modern audiences would be able to sit through all those the extended lunar landing scenes. Film School Rejects tries to imagine what the trailer to 2001: A Space Odyssey would look like if it were to be marketed to audiences today. The recut trailer is complete with loads of flashing imagery and a bombastic soundtrack designed to excite those limited attention spans. Michael Bay would have been proud although Stanley Kubrick might just have been rolled over in his grave. Have a look at the blockbuster trailer below.