Planet of the Apes
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An astronaut crash lands on a planet in which Apes have evolved with intelligence, while humans are "dumb animals.]Astronaut lands on planet inhabited by apes with intellect.]0]]Tim Burton]]]Mark Wahlberg]Tim Roth]Kris Kristofferson]Estella Warren]Linda Harrison]Helena Bonham Carter]Michael Clarke Duncan]Paul Giamatti]David Warner]
- Commentary by Tim Burton
- Easter Egg: Chimp Commentary (Video)
- Theatrical Trailer
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Burton's "Planet of the Apes" suffers for two primary reasons. First, it predated the current trend in remakes and reboots, when films take more liberties with their original source material than past remakes used to. Now that audiences expect this from remakes, a film like Burton's "Apes" would probably be more well-received. Second, Burton felt the need to include a twist ending as both Boulle's novel and the original film have one. Unfortunately, the twist is not nearly as shocking as it was in 1968 and was poorly executed. After 5 original films, one live-action TV series, and an animated series, Burton took risks to reinvigorate the franchise. Audiences simply weren't ready for them. That said, the world-building he accomplishes in this is better than most of "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes" and "Battle for the Planet of the Apes," let alone the animated series.
If you've seen this before and written it off, give it another look. While audiences currently enjoy three phenomenal "Planet of the Apes" films using the latest motion-capture technology, I still wonder what might have been with animatronics, prosthetics, and practical effects.
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As long as you don't try to compare the old flick with this...it holds it's own.