The sequel to a movie that didn't need a sequel is just what it was bound to be--a disappointment. Stanley Kubrick's ground-breaking science-fiction film 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY caused a sensation among audiences and critics for its obtuse, mystical impenetrability. The very fact that it
stirred up such controversy is what made the film so wonderful. That was in 1968. The public might have been interested in a sequel, but only if it answered the questions raised by the original. 2010 picks up the story nine years later. The American government learns that the Soviets intend to
travel to Jupiter to investigate what happened to the Discovery
, which is still orbi...