28 October 2011

2011: A Space Adventure

What surprises me most about 2011: A Space Adventure is that it was made in just over a month which is quite staggering considering the scale of this project and its ambition. Creator Simon Mesnard insists that it is not a sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey but ‘some kind of tribute’. As tributes go, then, this is one of the better ones!

The story is as straightforwardly complex as in the original book/movie. An astronaut has been sent in to space to repair an old satellite. As he finishes something catches his eye, something that he is willing to risk his life to touch.I hope that you will agree that, sequel or not, this certainly stays true to the vision of Arthur C Clarke.