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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]