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Planet of the Apes (1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 2001) [movie series and re-adaptation]

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I loved it! 4 12.12%
I liked it but didnt love it. 4 12.12%
Okay. 6 18.18%
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Old Mar 13, 2003, 11:51 AM   #16
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Re: The Remake

Hey! It's a great movie! It contains APES! You can't complain about a movie containing apes! (perhaps except that one with the fourteen year old kid that steals a female gorilla and takes her around the USA and he whines and whines and then hides her in the trunk of their car... right.) The old movies are classic, yes, but the remake is one of the best movies I've seen! All characters are great, except a few humans (for examle another Whiny Kid) I almost start to cry everytime i see the transmission from Oberon

Tim Burton says it the best: "... you know, and, ummm... then again, i mean... talking apes." quote taken from the Audio Comment, Planet of the Apes DVD

Or perhaps the chimps say it the best: "Hoo hoo hee hoo oop chee hooooo..." quote also taken from the Audio Comment, Planet of the Apes DVD
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Old Jul 21, 2003, 07:37 PM   #17
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Thumbs down How can anyone call the remake good?

Yes that is a yawn... I saw the remake soon after it came out. I had never seen any of the originals but I had a real interest in seeing the new movie since I thought it looked cool. I didn't realize at the time how completely the originals are scrambled in this stupid remake.
I've just seen the first two of the originals, Planet of the Apes & Beneath The Planet of the Apes. I must say they do look dated in parts but they are so good. I have to admit BTPOTA seems to be a completely outrageous movie and quite creepy in my eyes but it along with the first POTA was not a sci-fi movie. It was so much more. Just listen to the dialogue and watch many of the scenes. They are a major source of political issues from the era they were made and that still should be talked about today. The 'new improved' version if i may dare to call it that just mixes bits and pieces of the better movies into a mess that absolutely is a sci-fi movie. The political issues are still there, but only as a background to the story which is nothing like the real POTA.
If they were to remake the remake using modern effects and actually make a series like it should be then I might see it. If not I'm going to stick to the old movies. They may not be the greatest but at least they try to be more than they are. I'd rather see that then a sci-fi movie anytime.

Long live 2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact, and the Planet of the Apes series for trying to excel. Great yet maybe hokey movies but classics.
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Old Jun 24, 2005, 12:02 PM   #18
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Re: The Remake

Just watched it again, I still think it's average at best. I can't explain the ending but the rest of the movie was okay. I still perfer the original but the new one is watchable, atleast for me.

I heard that, back in 1999-2000, James Cameron was working on a script for his version of Planet of the Apes but I guess Burton did if faster.
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Old Jun 29, 2005, 12:47 AM   #19
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Re: The Remake

Very,very dissappointing. Tim Burtons worst film to date. It just can't hold up to the original classic
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Old Jun 27, 2006, 02:41 PM   #20
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What is cool is in the original one the viewer -as Heston- is deceived to the last minute thinking he (and us) were on a planet near Orion constellation and the fact is it was a trip on time but on the same planet. The composition elevates the level of suspense as we see Heston on his knees as seen from above perspective through something not quite identified at first glance and twisted metal. Then we see the crown of the Statue of Liberty but not the statue immediately. We think "that looks like Statue of Liberty" but we are not quite sure. It was fine the desert location at the beginning of the movie that seemed quite odd and because of the lightning and thunders but no rain and that strange luminosity and yet no moon we were forced to believe that was no earth. Then we understand the prohibition of the forbidden zone was because the ancient ape Bible scrolls were saying the truth...it was a paradise once centuries before the human holocaust. So, the stupidity of men and simian intelligence was explained by mutation. The irony Heston left the earth thinking there should be something better than mankind and faces INVOLUTION where everything is upside down and the religious apes and museums with stuffed men and zoos and cages was awsome.
Now, we know mutations are almost 99% freak monstruosities and not something really adding to the evolution as Darwin thought. Hence Burton was adapting the things with better understanding giving the explanation this was caused by genetic engineering performed on chimps. As a matter of fact whoever knows something about primates knows the smart chimps have to be set away from the experiences after their adolescence because they become too violent.
Since the final scene of the Statue of Liberty is too known, Burton had to use something original that surprises the audience. Couldn't use the same thing and he did quite well because we were surprised. Why so? Because the ship of the astronaut goes back to past as we read the clocks and yet he goes to the future! So, or was it a defect on the device or ALTERNATIVE earth or distorsion of space-time vortex. Burton in fact was putting together elements of the previous sequels. He respected the film and for good reason hired Heston to be general's chimp dad. The apes here were not so advanced and had no rifles so they kept the human gun as archeological evidence of the past technology.
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Old Aug 10, 2008, 09:03 PM   #21
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Re: The Remake

I hated the remake. I enjoyed the original, but saw the remake before I saw the original. When I was asked to watch the original, I was extremely adament, but liked it a lot more.
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