I really enjoyed Rise of the Planet of the Apes, as my essay at Cinefantastique Online discussed, and I’m hoping next year’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes adds positively to the rebirthed franchise.
Regular readers of this blog will recall that I am a huge Planet of the Apes fan, as this essay and podcast indicate. Therefore, I was pleasantly surprised with the results of the reboot in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Those who have seen this film will recall the ending that played out […]
Last weekend I had AMC channel on for most of the day as they celebrated the 45th anniversary of Planet of the Apes which debuted in 1968. During their celebration, AMC played each of the films in the original franchise of the 1960s-70s back to back. I am a lifelong fan of the series having […]
PLANET OF THE APES AND PHILOSOPHY CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Deadline for abstract submission: January 15, 2012 Open Court Popular Culture and Philosophy Series http://www.opencourtbooks.com/categories/pcp.htm Editor: John Huss The editor encourages contributions from philosophers and other intellectuals that explore topics connected to the Planet of the Apes franchise, from Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel La Planète des […]
Over the weekend I took the advice of 20th Century Fox years ago when it encouraged audiences to “Go ape!” and I saw Rise of the Planet of the Apes. My expectations for cinematic failure were thankfully never realized, and instead, the film is very well done, and a welcome addition to the Apes franchise […]
A new trailer is now available for Twentieth Century Fox’s new incarnation of the Planet of the Apes franchise in Rise of the Planet of the Apes scheduled to hit theaters August 5. In this new trailer we see something of the back story as a therapy for the healing of brain disorders is experimented […]
Rupert Wyatt, the director for Rise of the Planet of the Apes, promises that the forthcoming film will be better than the Tim Burton effort of 2001. He also says it will mark a return to the social commentary of the original film of 1968. Read an interesting interview with him at Film School Rejects. […]
I didn’t hear about it until after the event, but earlier today Weta Digital hosted a livestream chat about the special digital effects associated with the forthcoming Rise of the Apes that represents Twentieth Century Fox’s attempt at rebooting the Planet of the Apes franchise after the disappointing Tim Burton effort in 2001. A longer […]