This movie explains the mysteries of the previous movie except one of them. The rest of the cast are all stellar in their performances it must be said. It's a good quality. [7] Originally, Hyams had intended to film the opening scene at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, home of the world's largest radio telescope, but after visiting there in 1983, he told Clarke that the site was "truly filthy" and unsuitable for filming.[5]. The image is an example of a ticket confirmation email that AMC sent you when you purchased your ticket. 2010 ( 1984) 2010. In addition, background crew members on the Leonov are played by Victor Steinbach and Jan Triska, while Herta Ware briefly appears as Bowman's mother. |, April 28, 2020 For the 1982 novel, see, 1984 science fiction movie directed by Peter Hyams. Hyams directed, produced, scripted, even supervised photography, but his dossier is not that of a masterbuilder. You know that we are building. Drs. EUROPA I certainly would not have thought of doing the film if I had not gotten the blessing of Kubrick. Again alas this sequel has nothing that can equal or even come close to such mind blowing visuals tricks, either interior or exterior. The Cast includes Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, and from 2001, Keir Dullea. Each of the six drawings is completed within a production table printed on white US Letter paper, with fields for scene number, scene description, camera and SFX work, and equipment. Just below that it reads "Ticket Confirmation#:" followed by a 10-digit number. But the fact its even in the plot does make you kinda scoff at it, like why the hell would the Russians be so idiotic in such a serious situation when clearly the people back on Earth simply don't matter (at that point). |, November 3, 2008 Although the order bears his signature, Floyd angrily denies any knowledge of the NSC's actions. During its second week, the film faced competition from two other new sci-fi films; John Carpenter's Starman and David Lynch's Dune,[13] but ultimately outgrossed both by the end of its domestic theatrical run. The United States government discovers that the Soviets are planning to travel to Jupiter to find out what happened to The Discovery, the doomed ship that served as a sort of metaphysical launching pad in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey.’ [Full Review in Spanish]. I don't blame Hyams though, I mean lets be honest here, that Ridley Scott film changed science fiction forever, how could he not ride those coattails? |, Could Peter Hyams have chosen a bigger task?! August 3, 2011 The U.S. government agrees to a joint mission when it is determined that Discovery will crash into Jupiter's moon Io before Discovery Two is ready. Despite this film performing well in almost every aspect the effects left a lot to be desired quite frankly. Not only does Chandra shed a tear for HAL, I couldn't help but do so too. Now you are a schoolteacher. -Who the hell are you? what are they made of? Also nearby is the giant alien Monolith that the Discovery was originally sent to investigate. '2010: The Year We Make Contact' is relatively straight-forward narrative picks up nine years after the first film ended. | Rating: 5/10 The other main ship piloted by the Americans and Russians, the [i]Leonov[/i] was designed by popular futurist Syd Mead so you know its probably gonna be very sensible and grounded. Don’t worry, it won’t take long. While an international dispute causes tension between the United States and the Soviet Union, both nations prepare space missions to determine what happened to the Discovery; the Soviet spacecraft Leonov will be ready before the American spacecraft Discovery Two, but the Soviets need American astronauts to help board the Discovery and investigate the malfunction of the ship's sentient computer, HAL 9000, which caused the disaster. In this, photographed models would often have blue outlines surrounding them because a crisp matte was not always possible to achieve. The film stars Roy Scheider (replacing William Sylvester), Helen Mirren, Bob Balaban and John Lithgow, along with Keir Dullea and Douglas Rain of the cast of the previous film. ALL THESE WORLDS LANDING THERE [12] It was held off from the top spot by Beverly Hills Cop, which became that year's highest-grossing film in North America. Picking up where 2001 left off, a joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to recover the Discovery space-shuttle; which was lost while on a mission to explore the mysterious Monolith. Your AMC Ticket Confirmation# can be found in your order confirmation email. Indeed it was Balaban that gave the most heart wrenching moment for me. do they have some kind of super power? That classic type of early 80's lineup that (to me) just feels like a Spielberg production, it just has that vibe, maybe its just me, or maybe its because of Balaban. | Top Critics (7) He is the main protagonist of 2001: A Space Odyssey in both the novel and film. The Ophiuchi Hotline; Q. ‪1 h 55 min‬. They observe the other moons of Jupiter (now called Lucifer) and have noticed the human civilizations spreading over them. But these days unfortunately these effects do look pretty ropy and in no way compare to Kubrick's masterpiece despite using technology that would have been far more advanced for this sequel. Lithgow is solid as usual but like Scheider does seem a little out of place in this type of serious space based picture. You're almost there! Uninformed about the true purpose of the operation, HAL suggests to Chandra to stop the launch and remain to study Jupiter's conversion. |, January 4, 2010 -Really? This process also eliminated the problem of "blue spill", which is the main disadvantage of blue-screen photography. Candice Bergen, credited as "Olga Mallsnerd", voices the SAL 9000. In order to maintain the realism of the lighting in outer space, in which light would usually come from a single light source (in this case, the Sun), Edlund and Hyams decided that blue-screen photography would not be used for shooting the space scenes. Arthur C. Clarke's Odyssey series continues with the sci-fi thriller 2010. Blue-screen photography was used in the scene in which Floyd uses two pens to demonstrate his plan to dock the two spaceships together for the film's climax. Even though this film is a very, very competent science fiction mystery, adventure, literally every aspect of it fails to compare to the original 68 movie. Dr. David “Dave” Bowman is a central character who appears throughout the science-fiction Space Odyssey series. These people are the best of the best for America and the Soviet Union, but the general vibe from some of the crew does tend to feel a bit like 'just another paycheck'. In the two movies, Bowman is played by Keir Dullea. There was always gonna be similarities sure, but at the same time it still comes across as a modern day (for the time) interplanetary ship complete with fictional futuristic upgrades. The film omits an epilogue from the book that takes place in the year 20,001 AD, when a primitive civilization called the Europans (described as having 'tendril-like limbs') populates the planet. Thusly models for Discovery One weren't quite as good as the original, but due to the fact the films lighting is so poor you can't really tell. Although the effects were handled by Douglas Trumbull's company EEG, the man himself was not involved with the film which is a good reason why they simply aren't that good. Don't have an account? USE THEM IN PEACE. Blamed for the fiasco, Dr. Heywood Floyd resigned his position as head of the National Council for Astronautics. ‪CC‬ ‪PG‬. Both releases are presented with the soundtrack remastered in Dolby 5.1 surround sound and in the original 2.35:1 aspect ratio, though a packaging error appears on the 2000 Warner release, claiming that the film is presented in anamorphic widescreen when, in reality, it is simply 4:3 letterboxed and not anamorphic (the MGM version of the DVD makes no such claim). Who are these intergalactic super beings? Pages in category "Jupiter's moons in fiction" ... 2010: The Year We Make Contact; D. Dark Age (Brown novel) F. Fire Maidens from Outer Space; G. Galileo's Dream; I. The extreme levels of technical detail on the interior sets from top to bottom such as various panels, pipes, monitor screens both overhead and at eye level, signs, glowing warning lights, cables running the length and breadth of all the sections etc...The main hub does indeed look almost like a section taken straight from the [i]Nostromo[/i] complete with circular table arrangement, familiar looking white padded panelling and with overhead monitor bank (that white/beige padded panelling does seem to be a very popular choice in these old sci-fi flicks, probably because it looks so authentic). Both crews plan to leave Jupiter separately when a launch window opens in several weeks' time, but Bowman appears to Floyd and says it is paramount that everyone leave within two days. And another time he said, 'Don't be afraid. A Monolith stands in the primeval Europan swamp, waiting for intelligent life forms to evolve. USE THEM TOGETHER These pencil sketches illustrate frame compositions for exterior scenes during the Leonov's escape from Jupiter. When Chandra finally tells HAL the truth, he willingly continues the countdown to save the humans. The plot helps tie up loose ends from the admittedly confusing original, it explains some things, it straightens out some things, but overall its just a damn good sci-fi mystery that just draws you in. The star's miraculous appearance inspires American and Soviet leaders to seek peace. Because "2010" depends so much upon its story, it would be unfair to describe more than the essentials: A joint Soviet-American expedition sets out for the moons of Jupiter to investigate the fate of the Discovery, its crew, and its on-board computer HAL 9000. The models were filmed as they would appear in space, then a white background was placed behind the model and the first pass was repeated. Just leave us a message here and we will work on getting you verified. The Monolith then suddenly disappears, and a growing black spot appears on Jupiter itself. USE THEM TOGETHER Its not all bad but there are many shots with a ship composited over other images of Jupiter or the other ship and it just looks bad, really obvious with stark black lines around everything. I know that Jupiter becomes a second sun and that Europa develops a complex biosphere, but what happens to all the other 60+ moons? 2010: Odyssey Two follows the adventure of Heywood Floyd to Jupiter, to investigate the Discovery. It is a sequel to Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey and is based on Arthur C. Clarke's 1982 sequel novel, 2010: Odyssey Two. 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