2010: A Space Epilogue

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1984
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115
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Brief Synopsis:
Watch 2010 as a more faithful sequel to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. A classic score and space is silent!
Intention:
While nowhere near the groundbreaking movie that 2001: A Space Odyssey was, 2010: The Year We Make Contact is still a nice little 80s space adventure. Now that adventure is brought more in line with the classic Kubrick film by removing the conventional 80s aspects of 2010. The cold war is downplayed and the music score has been almost entirely eliminated and recreated from classic music. All space scenes have been silenced and all voice overs have been removed as has dialogue where characters are describing what they're doing.

Title cards have been created based on the fonts and positioning from 2001. A brand new scene with Heywood Floydd leaving earth has also been created using Interstellar, Solaris, Ad Astra, and a repositioned scene from the end of 2010.
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Digital
Editing Details:
The idea was to find a way to make this movie feel like a true successor to 2001: A Space Odyssey. All of the space scenes have been silenced and I've relied a lot on the breathing sound effect from 2001's space walk scenes. The musical score has been almost completely removed (even though I am a fan of the synth score, to be honest) and replaced with a more appropriate classic score.

All of the voice overs have been removed and references to Central America have been reduced. It's impossible to remove the cold war aspect entirely but it was a part of the book and I've kept it inline with the book as best as I can. As soon as the ship leaves earth, we never go back there until the end of the movie, just like in 2001.

There are some additions as well! David Bowman approaching the large Monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey has been added in to the beginning of this edit. It stops just as he enters the wormhole and his final message has been added. Several shots from Jupiter Ascending and Ad Astra have been added so I could create title cards for the movie. An additional "waltz" scene where the American crew rendezvous with the Russians has also been created using footage from Interstellar and Solaris.

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3 reviews
Overall rating
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.7(3)
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9.7(3)
Audio Editing
 
7.7(3)
Narrative
 
8.7(3)
Enjoyment
 
8.7(3)
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Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
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9.0
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8.0
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9.0
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10.0
I'm one of those "WORSHIP 2001" people.

I saw it when I was 7 years old and now lost count.

Then 2010 came along; it's a decent movie, but I just want to like it more than I do or can. Now I can like it a lot more than I did.

This is a great piece of work and truly brings in that Kubrick sense of isolation, wonder and dread. What it cannot do, is deal with inherent issues, such as some of the awful compositing, so no dedustions on that front.

The switch to classical music, silent space walks (bar the breathing track) and stripped back narrative is perfectly executed. The captions area great (in the correct fonts), and overall a much more Kurick/Clarke ride. Interestingly, the stand out moment for me was the opening and the huge attention to detail in the captioning and perfectly timed fade out which told me, THIS IS SPECIAL.

I may disagree with some of the music pieces chosen, but by enlarge, they are spot on so no deductions there either.

I can't say too much more coz it will spoil the journey, so I'll leave it there only to say, THIS IS MY GO TO VERSION and its going on a disc, in a case next to 2001. 2010 Theatrical will be behind them, out of sight!!!!!

BRAVO!
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(Updated: March 12, 2021)
Overall rating
 
8.3
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9.0
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10.0
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8.0
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8.0
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8.0
Full disclosure... I love 2010! Yeah, I am that guy. lol While I fully acknowledge Kubrick was a genius filmmaker, I do find his 2001 to be a very cold, detached, clinical experience. It is masterpiece of filmmaking that, for me, is filled with wonderous visuals and undeveloped boring characters. I think that is why I prefer 2010; instead of trying to compete with the original classic, it shifts story emphasis to characters rather than metaphysics.

With that out of the way, I got to say this was a truly fascinating watch.
SubjectZero has KUBRICKED the frack out of 2010!

Some exceptional audio throughout this edit. I thoroughly enjoyed all the new music choices. The pacing, chapter breaks and minimalism all harken nicely to the original. The 'no sound in space' works very well. Though the spacewalk breathing sound fx didn't quite work for me, as it never changes when the characters are in distress.

The new minimalism tone works really well. So well, that the "hotdog" and "you think I was wrong" scenes feel out of place in this new narrative. Also, I found the removal of the Cold War dialogue in the scene between Heywood and Moisevitch to be a bit awkward. And while I loved the additional footage from other films like Ad Astra, narratively it works fantastically, I thought it could have been degraded more to match the original film; as is, it really pops out with how clean, bright and CGI it is.

While I still prefer the original movie, this was an amazing alternate viewing experience.
SubjectZero successfully met all his set out goals.
Well worth the watch! Thank you so much for sharing with us.

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Overall rating
 
8.3
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8.0
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10.0
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7.0
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8.0
I was very intrigued by this edit. Whilst I agree with subjectzero in that 2010 is not in the same league as Kubrick's 2001, I've always enjoyed it as a solid follow up. There's no doubt that with Peter Hyams at the helm, it's a more conventional movie. Hyams is a more than competent director, having made such fare as Outland, Capricorn One, not to mention the extremely entertaining Van Damme vehicles, Timecop and Sudden Death. Of course, he's no Kubrick though, and there's no doubt that for as well made as 2010 is, it lacks the majesty and style of its ground breaking predecessor and in some ways gets bogged down by trying to over explain everything, particularly with Roy Scheider's voice over. So, the prospect of an edit which attempts to strip some of this down and make it more like 2001 in feel, certainly spiked my interest.

On the whole, subjectzero succeeds in the attempts to bring this more in line with 2001. There are large amounts of dialogue removed, particularly during some of the space walk scenes, and thankfully all of Scheider's voice over is gone. To be honest, I didn't miss any of these scenes, so kudos to the work done on this. The only criticism I would make, is that during some space walk scenes where some of the crew are in trouble, or at least in precarious positions, their breathing remains the same (i.e. very calm and controlled), which does lessen the impact and excitement somewhat. It's not a deal breaker, but I feel more work could have been done on this in terms of audio editing.

The "no sound in space" idea is on the whole well executed, and the additional/alternate music cues work nicely and certainly hark back to Kubrick's style from 2001. However, I do question the execution of tiny sections of the choral music from 2001 which literally pop up for what can be 2 or 3 seconds and will then just cut out. To me this feels jarring and is the sole reason why I have downmarked the audio editing. It happens on 5 occasions and it did impact the overall enjoyment of the edit for me. Some may say I'm being fussy, and perhaps I am, but it's a real shame as otherwise all the musical choices and audio editing work well. There's nothing wrong with the choral music being used, it's just the execution unfortunately.

Otherwise, I fully enjoyed this edit. The extra scenes used from other sci-fi movies such as Interstellar, AD Astra etc, are expertly implemented, and considering the very small file size of the MP4 the picture quality looks impressive. Personally I would have prefered a larger file size so that it could have rivalled the blu-ray quality of the film, but I was nevertheless impressed.

Naturally with the film being cut down to just over 90 minutes, it does feel a little on the slim side for such a space epic, but full kudos to subjectzero for managing to make a streamlined version that feels more in the world of 2001 and doesn't feel the need to over explain everything to the viewer. Recommended.
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