Tags: Planet of the Apes

Review: Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

C+ | *** | -2| Teens & Up

Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a smartly made, effective movie — but what sort of movie is it, exactly?   Read more >

Review: Planet of the Apes (1968)

B | *** | -1| Teens & Up*

Adapted by Rod Serling from Pierre Boulle’s Swiftian social satire, Planet of the Apes is basically a feature-length "Twilight Zone" episode, with all that that implies for good and ill. There’s an ironic sci-fi reversal of real-world conditions, a rather thin plot padded to fill out the running time, heavy-handed but sincere allegorical moralizing, thought-provoking social satire, and a stunningly imagined climactic twist.   Read more >

Review: Planet of the Apes (2001)

C | **½ | -2| Teens & Up*

Helena Bonham Carter is also convincingly simian as the chimpanzee Ari, though less so than Thade, since she has to be visibly feminine and potentially attractive to the human lead (Mark Wahlberg). But the gorillas, like Attar (Michael Clarke Duncan) and Krull (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), are as compellingly realistic as Thade, if not quite as expressive.   Read more >

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