Planet of the Apes

Set some time in the future, this is a ''re-imagining'' of the original 1968 sci-fi classic. Our hero, a space pilot, is transported to another planet where the apes are in charge, and humans are a sub-species used as slaves. Being an uppity kind of human, he is soon fermenting revolution, with the aid of a scantily clad female (eye candy) and a sympathetic human-loving ape.

120 minutes.
No persons under 13 .
Action, Drama
Where they heck did they hide the bananas this time?...
Where they heck did they hide the bananas this time?...


Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Clarke Duncan, Paul Giamatti, Estella Warren, Erick Avari
Tim Burton
ScreenplayWilliam Broyles Jr., Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal, novel by Pierre Boulle
MusicDanny Elfman
CinematographyPhilippe Rousselot, Paul Hughen
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
Made in2001
Produced by20th Century Fox, The Zanuck Company

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What the Critics say

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What the People say

5209 Netizens

Average .. 49%


Visitor Ratings

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Tyrone Hanafey (30) 1
Shaun Parsons (22) 10
John Yeager (36) 16
Dion Scher (27) 12
Katherine Eddington (16) 8

Average .. 47%


Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: I unfortunately had to leave about 20 minutes before the end. According to overseas reviews, that is precisely where the film starts blowing its credibility. From what I saw, the production values are very good, and the plot is full of holes, bordering on silly at times. In fact, I came to the conclusion that the target audience is young teenagers. Tim Roth (pic above) is particularly menacing, while Wahlburg plays the typical All-American hero that Hollywood is so fond of. And as for everyone -- Apes and Humans -- speaking perfect 20th century English, well, the less said the better... On the plus side, the issues the film tries to deal with are Serious Stuff, covering racism, speciesism and politics.

Tyrone Hanafey (30): This film sucked big time. Normally I just LOVE these kind of films but there were just far too many inconsistencies and silly things going on in the plot (which didn't have much in the way of subplots) Sheesh, what a waste of money. Final Fantasy on the other hand was fabulous.

Shaun Parsons (22): Good acting by Tim Roth. Other than that, don't go watching the movie with expectations that it would measure up to the higher standards cause that is certainly what this movie does not do. I almost fell asleep in the last 20 mins or so !

John Yeager (36): Other than the annoying homages to the original movie, this latest adaptation to Mr. Boulle's book is entertaining and provides thought provoking parallels to today's societies.

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