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A brutal, primal place where apes are in charge and humans scavenge for subsistence, hunted and enslaved by the tyrannical primates. The sudden appearance of one man, alien to the present order and unaffected by its oppression, serves as a challenge to the status quo and a catalyst for revolutionary social change.
Sci-Fi Action Adventure - A sci-fi classic reborn. The level of action and special effects
should appeal to all fans of this genre. Anyone who enjoyed the
original "Planet of the Apes" films will almost certainly enjoy this
action packed remake.
PROFANITY: Only a few very mild profanities. SEX/NUDITY: None VIOLENCE: Quite a bit of brutal killings by the apes, nothing too graphic or bloody. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: One three second scene of apes smoking pot. ACTION: LOTS of action throughout. COMEDY: Only a few mildly humorous remarks.
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Review Above Average ''Planet of the Apes, whose makers have claimed that
it is less a remake than a reimagining, features backlot spectacle, a cast of
hundreds battle, a weak whisper of gladiatorial vengeance -- everything, in
fact, but imagination.''
Review Above Average "Planet of the Apes is the kind of movie that
you enjoy at times, admire at times, even really like at times, but is it
Review Good "There's one reason to see Tim Burton's flawed, somewhat
declawed but often amusing do-over of Planet of the Apes. The apes. What
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Review Average "Rick Baker's ape suits are astonishing, and the cast works
overtime to strike a balance between a civilized demeanor and fundamentally
animal behavior. Unlike the first film's stiffly upright simians, these
intelligent apes have retained their animal nature: They write with their feet,
bare their fangs when they're angry and drop to all fours to run. But admirable
and fascinating though these efforts are, the film is sorely deficient on the
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
As could be expected, the guys enjoyed this movie the most, giving it very high marks. Another expected was the very low opinions of a few moviegoers. This type of sci-fi movie (far fetched, i.e. talking apes) always has some people who give low opinions. I suspect most of these are from those who aren't big sci-fi fans who attended this movie with a sci-fi fan.
As for the ladies, only around half truly enjoyed the apes. Luckily only a few rated it very low.
The only recurring negative comment was that they didn't like the ending, but there were actually almost as many positive comments about the ending.
If you have any interest in "Planet of the Apes," then I recommend it. I believe most will enjoy it very much.