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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Dave Bowman doesn't say "My God, it's full of stars!" in the film version of 2001 (though he does say it in the book). However, just because Bowman isn't heard saying it onscreen does necessarily mean he didn't send a transmission with those words. See more »
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Helps to read the book first
I was lucky - I read 2001 before I saw the movie, so I knew what the heck was going on. That enabled me to enjoy the movie and its artistic visualization of what was going on. I think the same thing applies here - if you've read the sequel 2010, you'd enjoy the movie more.
Is 2010 as good as the original? Nope, but then again 2001 was one of the best ever. This is a very good movie for its time, it helps to understand the cold war that was going on in 1984 when it was made. I'm not a big Roy Scheider fan, but he did OK in the movie. What I liked best is that it was very faithful to the book and makes Sci Fi into an art. Aurther C Clarke is so popular because he makes you see the beauty and wonder of what is out there, what is possible.
2010, like 2001, is a great visualization of what Clarke is writing about. Man's search for the truth, the meaning of life, what is important to us as a race. To me, that is all very interesting.
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