2010: The Year We Make ContactClosed Captioning
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The thrilling sequel to Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi masterpiece, "2001: A Space Odyssey," stars Academy Award-nominee Roy Scheider ("Jaws," "All That Jazz") as an American astronaut sent on a joint U.S.-Soviet space mission to Jupiter in an effort to find out what happened to the missing crew of the original Jupiter mission. Co-starring Oscar-nominees Helen Mirren (TV's "Prime Suspect," "The Madness of King George") and Emmy-winner John Lithgow ("Terms of Endearment", TV's "Third Rock from the Sun").
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 32
- Fresh: 21
- Rotten: 11
- Average Rating: 5.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: A lot of care has gone into it, but it has no satirical substructure to match that of the Kubrick film, and which was eventually responsible for that film's continuing popularity.
Fresh: A good-looking, sharp-edged, entertaining, exciting space opera.
Fresh: Now that enough time has elapsed since the release of 2010 for outraged 2001 fans to calm down, it can be seen that, while there was no decisive creative reason for Hyams' sequel to exist, it's not a bad movie.
Fresh: Hyams' sequel to Kubrick's big daddy of sci-fi movies may not have the novelty of 2001: A Space Odyssey, but it is still a better film than anyone could have dared to expect.
It deserves some credit
Sure the movie "2001: A Space Odessey" is better, by a long shot, 2001 was a materpiece, but that doesn't mean this movie isn't good. 2001 was a hard act to follow, however, 2010 has a lot more going on, for those of you without the attention span to enjoy the symbolism of the previous film. It also contains a little light comedy and some compeling plot twists. Some people need a little more action than is found in 2001 adn this movie doesn't leave you hanging. Its a decent follow up, though totally different in style, to the previous film and gives you a satisfying ending for those of you who hate to be left hanging. I was relieved after watching this to get a taste of my favorite characters again. I suppose you could always read the books, since there is one more that no film was made of, but who is going to? Don't knock it before you try it.
Good movie - want to rent!
Please make this available to rent!
Classic movie but please dont try to compare this to the origional. Some people want to sound like a conisure chanting origional-origional.. The origional is a totaly diffrent movie. Remember those long standing scenes of a guy running around "yawn" and around. It just made you guess to much as did most movies of that era. This movie is very entertaining. On par with the likes of the Abyss.