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A.k.a.
2010
Year
1984
Runtime
116 min.
Director
Peter Hyams
Genres
Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Mystery
Rating *
6.8
Votes *
36,186
Checks
1,824
Favs
64
Dislikes
50
Favs/checks
3.5% (1:29)
Favs/dislikes
1:1
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  1. fonz's avatar

    fonz

    Like Aliens to Alien, this sequel changes everything that is loved (or hated, depending on the viewer) about the original and manages to be a meta-fictional examination of why 2001 is such a masterpiece. Personally, the political tension worked and really elevated the stakes. What failed for me, besides the special effects which failed to even come close to matching the brilliance of its sixteen year old predecessor, was the ending. The creation of a second star that disrupts the ecosystems of Earth inspires world leaders to peace ("stay away, there be monstars here, everything else is yours to fuck up"). It is the equivalent of telling someone not to think about an elephant and knowing that is all they are thinking about.

    On the whole, I am able to watch this on its own merits without thinking too much about Kubrick's landmark film. While it is an obvious sequel, the opening "Mission Status" pretty much fills the audience in on everything they need to know without having to dissect the master's visual storytelling.
    6 years 3 months ago
  2. northwest8's avatar

    northwest8

    Its definitely best to view this as a standalone film otherwise it just pales in comparison to 2001. just taken on its own its not bad 11 years 6 months ago
  3. NuclearPlanet's avatar

    NuclearPlanet

    "my god, it's full of stars" opening scared the shit out of me. 10 years 3 months ago
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