War for the Planet of the Apes

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Lord Summerisle, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. tmtomh

    tmtomh Forum Resident

    It's not lousy copy. It's their decision - quite right, IMHO - to avoid cliche or being too on-the-nose.
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  2. Manimal

    Manimal Forum Resident

    Southern US
  3. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Forum Resident

    New trailer.

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  4. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident


    Absolutely... I'm not even sure it was a good idea to have Roddy McDowall's Caesar spout out "Tonight we have seen the birth of the planet of the apes" at the end of "CONQUEST"...

    And as far as awkward AND lame lines in a movie, the forced "Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape" line in "RISE" was totally unnecessary... Talk about embarassing and cringeworthy: That took the cake in that film...
  5. Johnny Rocker

    Johnny Rocker Well-Known Member

    I remember the original series with Roddy McDowell, and Charlton Heston, good stuff.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] gotta love the nucular fallout people.....
  6. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident


    "Planet of the Apes" (1968) and "Beneath the Planet of the Apes" are two of my favorite films *ever*... As a matter of fact, "Planet" is my favorite film of any I've seen, ever...

    This rebooted franchise isn't bad, but to me, it'll never hold a candle to the originals... And as far as people saying this rebooted franchise is prequels to the classic films: I don't think so...
  7. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Forum Resident

    Here's another one.

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  8. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Forum Resident

    The final trailer, have to say the CGI is impressive to say the least, WETA continues to push forward.

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  9. FVDnz

    FVDnz Forum Resident

    I'm looking forward to a possible reimagining of the original 1968 film, which would tie in more closely with the current trilogy of films. It's inevitable I suppose, as I'm sure they must have been thinking about it at some point. :p
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  10. I'm in. Are they still all living in Mill Valley...Muir Woods ? :tiphat:
  11. Manimal

    Manimal Forum Resident

    Southern US
    I'm in
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  12. I've been very pleasantly surprised by this entire new reboot series -- maybe the single (and only? great) reboot of any beloved 60's or 70's franchise movie or TV franchise. Very much looking forward to it. Not saying the two movies so far have been perfect, but they've both been MUCH better than I had been expecting. So, like, the glass is 90% full on them -- as it were. Both exceeded expectations, which is a lot to say in this day and age.
  13. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Forum Resident


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  14. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    Double feature of this and The Big Sick this weekend. Can't wait! :goodie:
  15. neo123

    neo123 Forum Resident

    Northern Kentucky
    I saw this today and enjoyed it very much. It even gives a nod or two to the original Planet of the Apes (very obvious when you see a particular scene or two.)

    Yep. There are many nods given to Apocalypse Now in this movie and Woody's character is the main one (There are a couple other scenes too that are nods to it also.)

    Don't read the following spoiler if you want to be surprised by one major nod to the original:

    One major nod to the original movie is Nova, a mute little girl.
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    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

  17. Ron Scubadiver

    Ron Scubadiver Forum Resident

    Houston TX
    The remake is getting top reviews.
  18. Unknown Delight

    Unknown Delight Beautiful Mutant

    Very much looking forward to seeing this.
    I really enjoyed the previous two installments.
    Both delivered far more then I was expecting, exspecially 'Dawn'.

    I'm a 'Apes' fan...so next week is going to be a treat when I get to see this new chapter.
    Looking forward to other viewers thoughts / reviews.
    Hoping for another great film!

  19. GlamorProfession

    GlamorProfession Forum Resident

    i liked the first reboot. i thought the 2nd one was just so so. judging by the trailers, this one looks to slide even further. hoping i'm wrong...
  20. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    I'm way out.
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  21. Read two more great reviews. looking forward
  22. From the NY Times :
    “War for the Planet of the Apes,” directed by Matt Reeves, is the grimmest episode so far, and also the strongest, a superb example — rare in this era of sloppily constructed, commercially hedged cinematic universes — of clear thinking wedded to inventive technique in popular filmmaking. The distinction of this run of “Planet of the Apes” movies has been its commitment to the venerable belief that science fiction belongs to the literature of ideas, and its willingness to risk seeming to take itself too seriously. Each episode has pursued a stark ethical or political problem, and each has shifted the moral ground from human to ape.
  23. daca

    daca Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Hate to tell you, you are not wrong.

    I loved the originals, hated the reboots.
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  24. I only like the first film of the original series. A grr classic. The rest were schlocky. These new films are a wonderful upgrade. The Tim Burton film was a joke although it was fun to watch.
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  25. misterjones

    misterjones Forum Resident

    New York City
    I was bicycling in Queens, New York several years back and looking at some of the overgrown remnants of the 1964 World's Fair. The first thing I thought of was Beneath the Planet of the Apes and the scenes where James Franciscus was wandering around in the remains of the subway. I just had to watch the film again!

    Here's a picture with Franciscus in front of (perhaps not coincidentally) a subway wall that reads "Queensboro Plaza".

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