Written August 06, 2011
i thought the movie was slow and boring. i was very disappointed. i'm not sure how to express my opinion but here it goes. the highlights scene advertised on tv was the best parts in the entire movie. so if you think the movie,based off it's tv highlights,is going to get better it's not. the hight are the best part of the movie. maybe it's me, maybe i need to watch it again because i missed something,doubt it. i'll probably take my nephew to see it today. so i'll give it another chance. the remake of the planet of the apes ,starring mark wahlberg,was excellent. 'horrible bosses' and 'smurfs' was better than this disappointing movie.
this movie was just above Larry Crowne and just below F.W.B. and both of those movies sucked and blew. take your pick as to which one sucked and which one blew.
Written September 28, 2016
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Written August 07, 2011
This is how you make a Planet of the apes movie. I rate this one up there with the first movie made. And the following on movies will be good if and only if they keep to the same concepts that made this movie kick butt. Even my son want to go see the old apes movies so that he will be ready for the next one
Written May 04, 2016
I fondly recall seeing the original Planet of the Apes in a theatre in Abilene, Texas sometime during its opening in 1968. I was 13 yrs old, somewhat of a "thinker", and duly impressed by the movie's cultural, historical & aesthetic significance; intellectualy intrigued by the thought-provoking premise, talented cast, ground-breaking makeup, interesting locations & (dramatically inevitable) climax/moral . I also enjoyed the sequels, to varying degrees, over a period of years. [That same year, of course, I also was wow'd by 2001: A Space Odyssey]
I found this new take on a familiar, but interesting, story basis to be entertaining & respectable in its treatment & presentation; worthy as a launching pad for a new series of sequels exploring the possibilities of this genre. A nod also to the special effects & to the cast; John Lithgow is a perennial personal favourite. I do look forward to the potential for increased character depth & amazing locations in susequent films/sequels. 8.5/10