2010 (1984)

PETER HYAMS

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  

USA, 1984.  .  Screenplay by Peter Hyams, based on the novel by .  Cinematography by Peter Hyams.  Produced by Peter Hyams.  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .  

Superb sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s milestone classic, but if you’re expecting more of the same, you’ll be severely disappointed. Instead of attempting to make another ground breaking, artistically-minded brainwarp, Peter Hyams goes the conventional route of science-fiction adventure. Following the mysterious conclusion of the first film, a joint American-Russian expedition is undertaken to travel to Jupiter and discover what happened to the spaceship that originally went there. Astronauts , and are among the group who go on a journey to the stars, and the stunning visual effects really make you feel like you’re up there with them. The film even answers a few of the questions that 2001 raised, but it doesn’t spoil the experience, so don’t worry, the enigmas of Kubrick’s masterpiece remain undisturbed.

Academy Award Nominations:  Best Makeup; Best Visual Effects; Best Art Direction; Best Costume Design; Best Sound

One Comment Add yours

  1. A very interesting, well-made SF film, marred only by an overly literal finale pulled directly from the novel, so blame Clarke.

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