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Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2017 3:41 p.m. PST

It's a pretty good movie, perhaps a little slow I felt. Some nice nods to the original Apes movies here and there. Andy Serkis does a good job as Caesar.

Caps the trilogy off nicely, it makes it quite easy to root for the apes though – humans are really not a nice species evil grin

Trailer: YouTube link

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP16 Jul 2017 6:14 a.m. PST

I just saw the first two On Demand, and am looking forward to this one. Andy Serkis as Caesar is amazing.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Jul 2017 3:03 p.m. PST



Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP16 Jul 2017 7:18 p.m. PST

Did not see the first two and will not watch this one either.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2017 5:05 a.m. PST

I can't think of a reboot that has been done so well – the previous attempt to do this for Planet of the Apes (the one with Helena Bonham-Carter) was a bit of a mess, but the approach in this trilogy has presented a more logical and consistent story than the original series of films. That's quite an achievement – they can have nods to the original films, but they aren't heavy handed (as in the Star Trek reboots) but what this offers is a completely different story.

I do like the old films – I think it's been very sensible to not try and shoehorn the new films into the old series.

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP20 Jul 2017 7:49 a.m. PST

I'm glad some folks like them. For me, I would have been fine if they stopped after the first.

catavar21 Jul 2017 7:25 p.m. PST

I like the new movies but prefer the originals for some reason. I'd love to see the extended version of the one where the apes revolt and take over the city (I think it's Conquest of the…). My understanding is a lot of footage was cut, to reduce it's rating, and not saved.

Old Wolfman24 Jul 2017 6:56 a.m. PST

Hoping for a funny parody of it from Mad Magazine. They did quite a job with the original first 4."The Milking Of 'The Planet That Went Ape' And Its Sequels" in the early 1970's. And the later one with Mark Wahlberg they dubbed "Planet Of The Remakes".

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