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"WAR" completes great "APES" trilogy

The final film in the APES reboot trilogy, War for the Planet of the Apes, has been well received by audiences, fans, and critics alike. As a result, a lot has been written on the film that covers a lot of ground by way of commentary. I've written quite a bit about various aspects of […]

Caesar's speech of hope

Planet of the Apes: Science Fiction of Social Fears

"War for the Planet of the Apes": Reverse dehumanization?

A new trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes was recently released, and it promises to wrap up the trilogy with violent conflict as the world's remaining humans battle the dominant ape population. Just as the original POTA films reflected their social and cultural contexts, so do the current group of Apes films. […]

"War for the Planet of the Apes" Trailer

I'm an almost life-long Planet of the Apes franchise fan, with the exception of the Burton installment. Summer 2017 will see the final entry in the reboot wrapping up a trilogy.

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES - Second Installment Surpasses First Film: Apes Serve as Mirror on Human Violence

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES appeared in theaters recently and the odds were against it. More generally, the summer months have seen poor box office returns and DAWN might have continued in this vein. Specifically, the second installment in the PLANET OF THE APES series had to demonstrate that lightning could strike twice […]

TV spot for 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

The first TV spot for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes broadcast recently, and although brief, it is amazing. The forthcoming film takes place ten years after Rise of the Planet of the Apes after a virus has destroyed vast segments of humanity. Meanwhile, the ape population has grown. Now the apes are on […]

First Trailer for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"

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.

Promising Tidbits for Rise of the Planet of the Apes

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 […]

Planet of the Apes franchise and religion

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 […]

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