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

Showtimes

Where they heck did they hide the bananas this time?...
Where they heck did they hide the bananas this time?...

Credits

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

Official Site




Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus
Gary van Dyk
10
The Cape Times
Allan Glogauer
10
The Star
Janine Walker
8
Die Burger
Francois Smith
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Rapport
Barrie Hough
14
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
10
Box Office
Michael Tunison
8
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
13
Total Film
Dan Jolin
5
Film Review
James Cameron-Wilson
10
Empire
Angie Errigo
10
Uncut
Peter Hogan
5

What the People say

Internet
5209 Netizens
13

Average .. 49%

10

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Tyrone Hanafey (30) 1
Shaun Parsons (22) 10
John Yeager (36) 16
Dion Scher (27) 12
Katherine Eddington (16) 8

Average .. 47%

9

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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