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Thursday, April 14, 2011


The original Planet of the Apes has always been a favorite of mine, a true Sci Fi classic. The sequels, well they varied in quality and I never hated the Burton remake.

This origin story looks interesting with the FX replacing a lot of the make up from the past films. Trailer looks interesting but the plot hardly innovative…..

An origin story set in present day San Francisco, where man's own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy. From IMDB


  1. I can't quite believe that this franchise hasn't been put to sleep yet. Sure it was great in it's day, but surely there are enough original thinkers in Holywood that can come up with something new??
    In saying that I also quite liked the Mark Wahlberg who knows??!

  2. Remakes & Reboots are still very much a part of the landscape, I've always had a soft spot for this franchise so I'll be checking it out. I enjoyed the Wahlberg & Burton redux and even though this one ignores that one all together.

  3. I'm also looking forward to this movie. But then I remember watching the TV series when it was first on and enjoyed that too.


  4. Keeping my fingers cross, I grew up with Planet of the Apes so I always hope the best!

  5. You are right as re-makes etc are part of the modern era of film making for good or bad. I must be getting old because i remember when movies were never re-made or re-booted. It is certainly a fairtly modern phenomenon.
    Did you read that Neve campbell of Scream fame recently complained of the amount of remakes and reboots coming out of Hollywod? Absolutely hilarious coming from someone who has just starred in another Scream movie!! Part what, Neve??!!!
    I'm like you I grew up with POTA's and will see this even though I wish in many respects it was just let go. I just feel it is to make money from a new generation of movie goers who never saw the originals and probably never will.

  6. That's hilarious about Neve Campbell, hadn't read that interview mainly because I have zero interest in it. Remakes are pretty a cash grab, not much we can do about it, just hope we get some decent redux along the way.

  7. I didn't grow up with POTA's so I don't have any particular affection for the movies.

    The moment in the trailer with the couple in bed being with the gorilla standing at the end of the bed made me giggle.

    The fact that the trailer is taking things very seriously will either make this movie a tense thriller or unintentionally you can guess which I would prefer


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