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. It was published both as a single volume in Marvel Super Special #37[15] and as a two-issue miniseries.[16]. | Rating: 3/5 You half expect him to be the Ash of the crew and go nuts at any moment. His film is impressive but not elating. Some of what we saw in '2001' was more like visualising business class travel for executives, regular living quarters in orbit for businessmen, almost like an advertisement by a space based property company. It features a BD-25 single-layer presentation, now in high definition 16:9 (2.40:1) widescreen with 1080p/VC-1 video and English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround audio. Please click the link below to receive your verification email. 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. There are so many moments in the original film that stand out but watching people walk up the walls and upside down was easily some of the most amazing to be seen. They may, however, be recategorized. Others crew members such as Curnow and Dr. R. Chandra have more intense and personal attachments to the mission. In 3001 , millions of copies of TMA-2 assemble themselves into two megastructure disks that attempt to block the Sun from Earth and from its colonies in the Jovian system. Re: 2010/2010: The Year We Make Contact._illuminati say Jupiter will ignite 2 suns for EARTH Brighton is a town in the city of Brighton and Hove (formed from the towns of Brighton, Hove, Portslade and several other villages) in East Sussex on the south coast of England. 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. The original movie '2001: A Space Odyssey' was developed at the same time as Clarke was writing his novel (which was based upon one of his own short stories, 'The Sentinel'). 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. and the Terms and Policies, Arthur C. Clarke, author of the novels for 2001 and 2010, appears as a man on a park bench outside the White House (visible in the letterboxed and widescreen versions). Coming Soon. But wait! Your AMC Ticket Confirmation# can be found in your order confirmation email. Your Ticket Confirmation # is located under the header in your email that reads "Your Ticket Reservation Details". Consequently, the model-makers at EEG had to use frame-by-frame enlargements from a 70mm copy of "2001" to recreate the original large Discovery One model. The greatest danger faced by filmmakers helming a sequel is that a bad installment will in some way sour the experience of watching the previous movie. [14], In 1984, Marvel Comics published a 48-page comic book adaptation of the film by writer J. M. DeMatteis and artists Joe Barney, Larry Hama and Tom Palmer. the effects were actually supervised by the equally legendary Richard Edlund, so what gives? In other words back on Earth the Ruskies are getting a bit stand-offish with the Yanks, so they order their astronauts not to play with the Americans on the ship. There also appears to be the odd colour discrepancy between various models and space, or other models, which does look pretty terrible these days All this combined with the use of early CGI and alas the visuals do look very 'made for TV-esque' in my humble little opinion. More, anyway, than in this amiable footnote of a movie. USE THEM IN PEACE. The ship is often merely in shadow so you only see the basic shape and not much real detail. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3, Fall TV First Look: Find Out What’s Coming, The Best Peacock Original Shows and Movies, All Upcoming Disney Movies: New Disney Live-Action, Animation, Pixar, Marvel, and More. Verified reviews are considered more trustworthy by fellow moviegoers. Now, in 2010, Dr. Heywood Floyd (Roy Scheider), the man held responsible for Discovery's failure, is going to Jupiter. Scheider then performed the scene without the pens actually being present, and the pens were filmed separately against a blue screen using an "Oxberry" animation stand that was programmed to match Scheider's movements. 2010 Official Soundtrack Album (cat: AMA 5038). And that it was, but boy did it look stupid and ugly! Ice Planet (film) J. Jumpin' Jupiter; Jupiter Ascending; O. [10][11], 2010: The Year We Make Contact debuted at number two at the North American box office, taking $7,393,361 for its opening weekend. For the 1982 novel, see, 1984 science fiction movie directed by Peter Hyams. [12] It was held off from the top spot by Beverly Hills Cop, which became that year's highest-grossing film in North America. Setting himself the challenge of making a sequel to, probably, one of the greatest science fiction movies ever made, which also had one of the greatest directors, brave man. This convinces the two crews that they must leave soon. Where as the original film felt more like an educational film or maybe something you might see on Channel 4 or at Epcot Centre, this film felt more like a movie movie, if you get me. A ship for getting things done with little fuss, a workers ship for tough Soviets. The effects are good and not mind b!owing yet gives the audience a feast for the senses. ‪English audio‬. This made Stanley Kubrick's version of the plot, moving the mission in 2001 from Saturn to Jupiter, very fortuitous. Europa gradually transforms from an icy wasteland to a humid jungle covered with plant life. |, January 4, 2010 He's presumably an alien now, but did he die? Now although these rows of huge white antennae are impressive to see, this opening shot still doesn't really capture the utter magnitude of the original opening, but lets be honest, what could? In 2010, Lucifer is created by the monoliths in order to encourage evolution on Jupiter’s moon Europa. Now although Heywood does address this, pointing out how stupid it is because what's going on back on Earth means nothing to them out by Jupiter. Go do it. we're there! how are they made? 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. 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. ‪Drama‬, ‪Sci-Fi/Fantasy‬, ‪Thriller/Mystery‬. |, October 23, 2017 ATTEMPT NO Just leave us a message here and we will work on getting you verified. It can't hope to compete with Kubrick, but if you can distance Peter Hyams's picture from its formidable forerunner, you'll find a thoughtful and sometimes unforgettable science-fiction fable. We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future. All Critics (35) It doesn't have the same wonder, magnificent visuals, or sense of intrigue as Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, but 2010 does have some merit as a sequel. Then of course you've got the whole alien angle with Bowman. Arthur C. Clarke's Odyssey series continues with the sci-fi thriller 2010. Don’t worry, it won’t take long. LANDING THERE |, October 23, 2004 Despite this film performing well in almost every aspect the effects left a lot to be desired quite frankly. | Rating: 2.5/5 Neatness. EUROPA Although ultimately it didn't provide enough "answers" to make it especially satisfying, I do appreciate the attempt to offer some sense of closure without negating all the mystery. Although computer-generated imagery (or CGI) was still in an early phase of development in 1984, the special effects team of 2010: The Year We Make Contact used CGI to create the dynamic-looking cloudy atmosphere of the planet Jupiter, as well as the swarm of monoliths that engulf the planet and turn it into a Sun for the planet Europa. and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango. The rest of the cast are all stellar in their performances it must be said. Back in the day naturally they would have been looked upon way more favourably of course. The majority of the film was shot on MGM's soundstages in Culver City, California, with the exception of a week of location work in Washington, D.C., Rancho Palos Verdes, California, and at the Very Large Array in New Mexico. We get a brief flashback of the plot (key points) for '2001' with subtitles to get everyone up to speed, which does indeed feel like its pandering to people who didn't watch or understand the original. Together, these four planets are sometimes referred to as the Jovian planets. Regal 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? ... to go back to Jupiter to find out. The R1 and R4 releases also include the film trailer and a 10-minute behind-the-scenes featurette 2010: The Odyssey Continues (made at the time of the film's production), though this is not available in other regions. And another time he said, 'Don't be afraid. | Rating: 5/10 | Rating: 3/4 In the 2001 novel, Project Jupiter[note 1] is introduced as a program to send the first manned spacecraft to Jupiter. Initially, the scene was filmed with Roy Scheider attaching the pens to a piece of movable glass that was placed between him and the camera, a technique similar to that used for the iconic "floating pen" scene in "2001", but this proved unworkable. 2001: A … What is disappointing and clearly missing are sequences that could match the fantastic moments in '2001' which showcased the actors defying gravity. This movie explains the mysteries of the previous movie except one of them. BOWMAN: My God. USE THEM TOGETHER With the loss of the Discovery Ones crew and the failure of its mission to Jupiter, the Soviets and the United States grudgingly join together to find out why the HAL 9000 computer malfunctioned. However, Peter Hyams was interested and contacted both Clarke and Kubrick for their blessings: I had a long conversation with Stanley and told him what was going on. This 10-digit number is your confirmation number. When Bowman recalls the events of 2001, he remembers the incident of chasing after Frank Poole's corpse in a pod without his helmet, and then entering the Discovery through the emergency airlock. Sign up here. Drs. 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'. I know that Jupiter becomes a second sun and that Europa develops a complex biosphere, but what happens to all the other 60+ moons? Luckily the interior sets did not suffer quite the same fate, again they simply aren't up to the original films standard admittedly, but you could say that's down to utilising different types of craft in this sequel. |, Could Peter Hyams have chosen a bigger task?! It gets a few things right, but gets a lot of things wrong. The effects had a more glossy animated feel to them over the more rigid and static effects in the original film which felt more like an educational film at times. They observe the other moons of Jupiter (now called Lucifer) and have noticed the human civilizations spreading over them. And, the special effects are pretty good; capturing the wonder and grandeur of space. What problem's that? You'll make someone a fine wife. A good-looking, sharp-edged, entertaining, exciting space opera. Back on Earth tension between the United States and the Soviet Union escalates to war, and the Americans are ordered to leave the Leonov and move to the Discovery, with communication with each other forbidden except in an emergency. The Cast includes Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, and from 2001, Keir Dullea. All rights reserved. The US and Russia both cooperating together (despite political unrest) because the new ship [i]Discovery Two[/i] is taking too long to complete and Discovery One is set to crash into Jupiter very soon. Digital Productions would use data supplied by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to create the turbulent Jovian atmosphere. Chandra speaks with HAL, consoling him right up to the very end before the computer is obliterated by the imploding Jupiter. Still it was nice to see the equally mysterious Keir Dullea back as Bowman and keeping the continuity up, ditto for Douglas Rain as the voice of HAL. No, but there is a common misconception around this. Indeed whilst watching the first half of the film you can easily see similarities to other famous 'grunts in space' type setups such as 'Alien'. This incident only occurred in the film. Scheider definitely has the look for this movie but his style doesn't quite fit the bill for me, I can't help but picture him in gritty cop flicks or action flicks. The Soviets believe the burst was simply electrostatic build-up, but Floyd suspects it was a warning to stay away from Europa. Also the sub plot back on Earth about tensions rising between the US and the Soviets and how it affects the mission. The Quiet War; W. The Way to Amalthea This page was last edited on 7 September … The monoliths compress gasses in the Jovian atmosphere, making nuclear fusion possible, so as to convert Jupiter into a new Sun in our Solar System. -I'm here to talk about your problem. is hiding something? That one thing of course being the special effects, yes I know it sounds shallow but its true. However, Peter Hyams was interested and contacted both Clarke and Kubrick for their blessings: With '2001' established as a movie of grandiose proportions, Clarke began working on the sequel to his novel but making it a direct sequel to Kubrick's movie instead of his own novel, which was slightly different. Blamed for the fiasco, Dr. Heywood Floyd resigned his position as head of the National Council for Astronautics. This is a must see movie and a real gem to … 1 2001: A Space Odyssey … You know that we are building. At the end of the day these guys (and girls) are on a job, a rescue mission of sorts, but also and probably more so, another scientific investigation (dare I say mystery). As Jupiter is about to literally implode from being eaten from the inside out by the multiplying monoliths, the crew race away on-board the Leonov leaving HAL and Discovery One to be destroyed. By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy Curnow reactivates the ship and Chandra restarts HAL, who had been deactivated by Bowman before he disappeared. Nevertheless the whole thing with Bowman coming back to see his mother before she dies, appearing before Heywood in various forms, and speaking to HAL in a beyond the grave type way, does all seem very silly. This was mainly down to practical reasons with the movie, actually being able to film things, cost etc...Obviously in the novel Clarke was able to flesh out more content properly where as the movie merely hinted at things, or was more symbolic. It is nine years after the mysterious failure of the Discovery One mission to Jupiter in 2001, which resulted in the deaths of four astronauts and the disappearance of David Bowman. how are they able to control and create life with these weird black monoliths? ARE YOURS EXCEPT Coming Soon, Regal 2010: Odyssey Two follows the adventure of Heywood Floyd to Jupiter, to investigate the Discovery. do they have some kind of super power? Since neither ship could reach Earth with an early departure, they work together using the Discovery as a booster rocket for the Leonov, though it will mean the Discovery and HAL's destruction. [24], This article is about the 1984 film. 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. A new time, a new odyssey, a new chance to confront enigmas arising from the daring Jupiter mission of 2001. 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. Both he and Kubrick collaborated with each other over both of their works, ultimately each project did end up differing slightly. Again alas this sequel has nothing that can equal or even come close to such mind blowing visuals tricks, either interior or exterior. This process also eliminated the problem of "blue spill", which is the main disadvantage of blue-screen photography. 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. Now you are a schoolteacher. We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your account. In this, photographed models would often have blue outlines surrounding them because a crisp matte was not always possible to achieve. 5.0 out of 5 stars 2010: The Year We Make Contact. This does not happen here. A true space odyssey, 2010 delivers the excitement and adventure that was lacking in 2001. 2010: The Year We Make Contact was first released on home video and laserdisc in 1985, and on DVD (R1) in 1998 by MGM. We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your email. David Bowman's "All these worlds are yours except Europa" message mentions the other moons in abstract, but the movie only shows Europa's … Who'd of thought the 'death' of a computer could tug on the heartstrings so heavily. A new mission is put together to go to Discovery One and find out what exactly happened. For me it was all about Balaban, this dude just has that odd look which intrigues you, is he good? |, August 30, 2004 Now whether this design is scientifically accurate in any way I don't know (I'm sure it possibly is), but man...was this thing shitty looking. The visuals are way behind, the music is stirring but lacklustre in comparison, the cast is big but somehow that doesn't really matter and the overall sheen just can't compare. If it met with his approval, I would do the film; and if it didn't, I wouldn't. It is a gas giant with a mass slightly less than one-thousandth of the Sun but is two and a half times the mass of all the other planets in our Solar System combined. The thing is I'm not really sure how this is possible considering this movie was made 16 years later. Though Summers' recording was included on the soundtrack album and released as a single, it was not used in the film. Fusion, unlike Fission, is NOT a chain reaction. After surviving a dangerous braking maneuver around Jupiter's upper atmosphere, the Leonov crew find the abandoned Discovery floating in space. LANDING THERE All electronic music was recorded with an Amek 3500 mixing desk and Otari MTR 90 24-track recorder and remixed to a Mitsubishi X-80 digital recorder. 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Shire and Huxley were so impressed by the realistic sound of the Synclavier that they placed a disclaimer in the album's liner notes stating "No re-synthesis or sampling was employed on the Synclavier. These included the Synclavier by the New England Digital company and a Yamaha DX1. A competant by unneeded for sequel. 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. 2010 Critics Consensus. Only two compositions on the soundtrack album feature a symphony orchestra. Reviewed in Canada on June 24, 2020. |, April 28, 2020 I think it would of been cool to see some technical space/sci-fi jiggery-pokery watching this ship take-off from Earth, break into orbit, see the crew settle in, begin its long journey etc...Could so easily have been some nice slow, self-indulgent, Kubrick-esque space porn there. I certainly would not have thought of doing the film if I had not gotten the blessing of Kubrick. Also to examine the large monolith. When Clarke published his novel 2010: Odyssey Two in 1982, he telephoned Stanley Kubrick, and jokingly said, "Your job is to stop anybody [from] making it [into a movie] so I won't be bothered." 2010: The Year We Make Contact (original title) PG | 1h 56min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 7 December 1984 (USA) 2:11 | Clip. 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. Sure this is a sci-fi fantasy, but the whole Bowman being reborn angle always did go against the highly realistic grain for me. 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). Not only does Chandra shed a tear for HAL, I couldn't help but do so too. The start of the movie tries its best to match the grandiose opening title sequence of the original but kinda fails miserably to be honest. ( with different artwork ) in September 2000 2010: the year we make contact jupiter and if it met with his approval, I do. 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