Monday, August 18, 2008

2010 (1984) PG - 2½ Stars

WOW did you realize that 2001: A Space Odyssey was made so long ago way back in 1968. Didn't seem like it was that long ago and even when I rented 2010: The Year We Made Contact, it was made in 1984. Well I don't see us doing this type of time travel anytime real soon, but even so, I was disappointed in the movie. Could it be the time it was made and how spoiled we are now a days with such better special effects? I guess the image of space travel was a lot more important to out world at that time.

Heywood Floyd (Roy Scheider) is in command of a U.S.-Soviet space mission, on their way to find out what happened to the missing Discovery flight. The crew includes Americans astronauts Walter Curnow (John Lithgow) and R. Chandra (Bob Balaban) , the originator of HAL 9000, along with Russians astronauts Tanya Kirbuk (Helen Mirren), Maxim Brailovsky (Elya Baskin) and Irina Yakunina (Natasha Schneider). Equipped with SAL 9000 (voice by Candace Bergen) they crews finds Discovery and is able to get HAL back on line. However, when the world is about to erupt into a nuclear war, the crew has to decide which side to be on and also trust that this time HAL will do the right thing.

MGM Distribution
Directors: Peter Hyams
Writers: Peter Hyams, Arthur C. Clarke
Producers: Peter Hyams, Julia Phillips
I viewed 8/08

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree Zola! It didn't do much for me as well.

Joe Reaper