In the distant future, a police marshal stationed at a remote mining colony on the Jupiter moon of Io uncovers a drug-smuggling conspiracy, and gets no help from the populace when he later finds himself marked for murder.
This promotional short for 2010 (1984) shows moviegoers how some of the film's visual effects were created. This includes makeup for Keir Dullea's character, how the astronauts float in ... See full summary »
In this sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, a joint American- Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to discover what went wrong with the U.S.S. Discovery against a backdrop of growing global tensions. Among the mysteries the expedition must explain are the appearance of a huge black monolith in Jupiter's orbit and the fate of H.A.L., the Discovery's sentient computer. Based on a novel written by Arthur C. Clarke. Written by
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The pod that Max takes for his ride to the Monolith has a Russian word "GRAMPI" written on it. This word is a Russian transliteration of the English word "GRUMPY". In Russian the correct word would be "SERDITY". (However, the character of Grumpy in the Russian translation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) was named "BORCHUN"). See more »
Near the end of the film, Dave asks HAL to point the AE35 antenna towards earth. HAL tells him that this will prevent him from communicating with the Leonov. The external shot which follows shows the AE35 moving, yet it starts off pointing downwards, not towards the Leonov.
However, the AE35 is intended for long range communication, and would be needed once the Leonov moved away into trajectory toward Earth. That trajectory would be a long curve away from Jupiter, to meet Earth in a later part of its orbit. So the antenna would be able to transmit toward either, but not both. Earth would have better instruments than Leonov, for monitoring events. See more »
The first movie in the series, 2001, was a very artistic piece that had only moments of dialogue in its more than two hours of film. 2010 appears nearly apologetic in comparison, explicating somewhat excruciatingly every nuance of the plot through the main character's supposed messages back to planet earth. All of the blurry details of 2001 are made crystal clear in this fashion. It is a very wordy movie.
Nevertheless, 2010 has images that can captivate audiences just as well as they did in 1984. Today's movie goers will notice slight glitches in the special effects as well as a couple of discontinuities. The movie also dates itself because the plot includes a lot of tension between the Americans and Russians.
Because 2001 was such a great movie, 2010 tends to pale in comparison. However, it is still a very good science fiction movie and it is worth viewing (but probably not buying).
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