Loved this beautiful creation (and in a stunning IMAX 70mm film presentation) for all the same reasons. I consider it a long-needed update to 2001 (unsurprisingly, my second most favorite film). Satisfies that same aching hunger and love for the Cosmos. I went with my old man who didn't enjoy it all that much (not a movie guy whatsoever) but we've been conversing non-stop about the science and ideas behind it all.
And what a coincidence! I've been listening to "Prophecies" from Koyaanisqatsi on repeat to content myself until the score is released in a week or so.