With Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, Bob Ballaban, Keir Dullea
Directed by Peter Hyams

While this is not a bad film, it can't even begin to match the original majesty, mastery and mood of Kubrick's
2001. In its own right it is enjoyable, but as an attempt to answer the cryptic brilliance of its predecessor, it was a bit unnecessary. A joint US-Russian space expedition is sent out to get answers on the mysterious monoliths and as to what happened to Bowman, the malfunctioning HAL 9000 super-computer and the crew on the Discovery space ship nine years before. Obviously the Kubrick touch is noticeably missing, but it is no shabby piece of work.

4 / B
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6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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