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I'm old enough to have been in the theater lines when 2001 opened, and was enough of a fan to purchase the vinyl soundtrack. I've probably seen it half a dozen times since then, lastly a year or so ago.

I was disappointed. Maybe no longer in the "target audience?"

To my eyes, it hasn't held up over the years, even considering the comparative infancy of the effects it used. Rather than my perspective having changed so much, I prefer to think that the movie just doesn't have the staying power of others in the genre. "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and the original "Children of the Damned" still rank high on my lists, but 2001 has fallen off. Its relative lack of content and self-pretentiousness made me find it mostly boring.