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Planet of the Apes

15 Ratings: 3.8
A movie directed by Franklin J. Schaffner

Many early science fiction films are now, quite inadvertently (and in most cases undeservedly), objects of camp attention: we laugh at the silly makeup, tin-can special effects, and the naive "high-tech" dialogue.Planet of the Apes is no such … see full wiki

Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Release Date: 3 April 1968 (USA)
MPAA Rating: G
3 reviews about Planet of the Apes
review by . May 13, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
So, no one ever told me the original Planet of the Apes movie was about religion! Now I can finally see what everyone had against the Tim Burton remake which came out a few years ago. (I was not a fan of the remake myself.)    Movies revolving around people who are captured, enslaved, and turned into freaks by their supreme oppressors usually have a very specific theme and formula. Sparticus, Gladiator, Braveheart, all were there for inspiration, to give us the story of the great …
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Definitely a classic film. It may move slow for some who are really into the high-tech action; this one has more of a plot and dialogue with it than just action.
review by . June 11, 2001
posted in Movie Hype
It is quite a small irony that Charlton Heston (Moses) is the star of this movie. He builds the franchise well as Taylor the self-absorbed commander reduced to animal in a cage. He plays the role well but has plenty of help. Kim Hunter and Roddy McDowall (one of the most underrated actors who have been)and Maurce Evans do their best to steal the show. (Particularly Evans who's proves the screen presence of a great stage actor cuts through any amount of makeup. The passion and interaction of the …
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