In this sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), 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. Amongst 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 A.I. computer. Based on the novel by Arthur C. Clarke.Written by
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In the original novel, the final message that H.A.L. 9000 sends to Earth is "All these worlds are yours except Europa. Attempt no landing there." Writer, producer, and director Peter Hyams added two lines for this movie, "Use them together. Use them in peace." 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 »
Of course it comes nowhere close to the brilliance of "2001: A Space Odyssey", but I don't think that ever was the makers intension. I believe that "2010" was made to tie up the loose ends and answer some of the questions that "2001: A Space Odyssey" left.
While "2001: A Space Odyssey" was more a visual movie, "2010" actually has many dialog but that doesn't mean that the movie isn't visually spectacular. The sets look beautiful and the special effects also have improved a lot.
The story is easier to follow and therefor the movie is more better to watch for a wider range of people then "2001: A space Odyssey" was. And I even think that this movie is pleasant to watch even if you haven't seen "2001: A Space Odyssey". luckily HAL is still scary even though his role is smaller in this one. And the space walk is actually still one of my favorite moments in cinema history!
The performances by the actors are good, and the tension and relation between the Americans and Russians is done very well.
Although not as brilliant, easier to watch as "2001: A Space Odyssey"
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