this was follow up to '2001 a space odyssey' as i remember. Both titles were very highly regarged in their time as being 'extremely visionary'........... and still are. Recomended view (remembering release year)
Most people compare this movie to it's prequel - 2001: A Space Odyssey, and therefore rate this lower. This movie does not have the visual appeal that Kubrick's movie does, however does quite and excellent job in taking the story forward. An original Arthur C. Clarke series of novels, the story is bizarre and portrays Clarke's unique style of science fiction.
Set in a parallel universe where the Cold War has dragged onto 2010, some aspects of the movie maybe dated but for anyone that is a fan of sci-fi this movie is a must watch. Almost every detail is explained from the first movie so don't expect another open ended movie. Just enjoy the ride!
Can't compare Kubrick's 2001 Space Odyessy with this sequel from Hyams... 2010 The Year We Make Contact, but it is enjoyable, and as other members say, the film tends to leave you with more questions than answers. Not sure of the casting, however the film was made in 1984 and the visuals and set production are outstanding for it's time.
Interesting. And I sort of liked the feel. The story though spoilt my view of 2001 (which was better left unexplained).
a little slow to begin with but good sci-fi for when it was made.
Thoroughly enjoyed it - especially seeing my favourite actress Helen mirren. Excellent as usual.
Not as good as Stanley's but worth watching if you liked 2001.
to follow up to 2001 a space odessey.
Finally we now know what the first movie was about. Not as slow as the first and easy to follow. An amazing ending.
So much better than 2001. Watch out for Helen Mirren with her Russian accent. My interest tapered off near the end though.
Not very interesting didn't even bother to finish watching it.
If you treasure 2001 Space Odessy you owe it to yourself to see this.
Not in the same league as the truly seminal 2001, but much more approachable and less abstract. It also answers some of the obsurities of 2001. Worth watching as a sequel.