2010

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. Scheider plays the American space agency boss trying to find out what happened to the ill-fated 'Discovery' spacecraft and its surviving crew-member. He joins a Russian space mission to Jupiter captained by the formidable Mirren, but things get pretty sticky when news comes through that back on Earth the super-powers are on the point of war. Hyams has not come up with a climax to match Kubrick's rush through the star-gate; but this is still space fiction of a superior kind, making the Star Trek movies look puny by comparison.

Release details

Duration: 116 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Peter Hyams
Screenwriter: Peter Hyams
Cast: Roy Scheider
John Lithgow
Helen Mirren
Bob Balaban
Keir Dullea
Madolyn Smith
Dana Elcar
Taliesin Jaffe

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5 / 5

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Mike

My words for those who do not understand: I read the book after I saw 2001. It explains it all to my satisfaction. The book is a bit different from both movies yet, I believe, able to give understanding of the intent. When you have faith, it is easy to understand By faith I mean; Faith in God and his language of science. They really are one and the same. E=MC 2

Mike

My words for those who do not understand: I read the book after I saw 2001. It explains it all to my satisfaction. The book is a bit different from both movies yet, I believe, able to give understanding of the intent. When you have faith, it is easy to understand By faith I mean; Faith in God and his language of science. They really are one and the same. E=MC 2