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RBA
06-03-2011, 02:09 PM
YouTube - ‪Rise of the Planet of the Apes Trailer 2011 HD‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqyKYrDta_E)

MikeThierry
06-03-2011, 02:39 PM
mehh.... I'll wait for it on DVD.

Caveat Emperor
06-03-2011, 03:05 PM
Unless they're going to stay consistent with the original film (nuclear war = smart monkeys, forbidden zone, broken Statue of Liberty), I'll pass.

I enjoyed the Tim Burton remake a few years ago, but I don't think there's a lot more to mine from this franchise.

CrackerJack
06-03-2011, 11:51 PM
Saw the new trailer (not sure if that is it above yet) tonight when I went to see X-men: First Class (very good) but it was enough to probably entice me to see it, pending good reviews.

GAC
06-04-2011, 08:02 AM
I enjoyed the Tim Burton remake a few years ago, but I don't think there's a lot more to mine from this franchise.

That ending still confused the heck out of me. Couldn't figure it out.

Yachtzee
06-05-2011, 11:40 PM
Unless they're going to stay consistent with the original film (nuclear war = smart monkeys, forbidden zone, broken Statue of Liberty), I'll pass.

I enjoyed the Tim Burton remake a few years ago, but I don't think there's a lot more to mine from this franchise.

I don't really get how this movie fits with either the Tim Burton remake or the original franchise. It also seems ridiculous to have that many chimps, gorillas and orangutans running around in the US compared to the real numbers of great apes left today worldwide. Where do they call come from?

Caveat Emperor
06-06-2011, 12:12 PM
I don't really get how this movie fits with either the Tim Burton remake or the original franchise. It also seems ridiculous to have that many chimps, gorillas and orangutans running around in the US compared to the real numbers of great apes left today worldwide. Where do they call come from?

Someone posted on another board I read:

"6 billion people, armed with tanks, fighter jets, and cruise missles vs. 150,000 smart primates. Unless this gas makes the chimps bulletproof, I think I'll bet on the humans winning this one."

foxfire123
06-07-2011, 02:00 PM
We saw the trailer last night when we saw X-Men, and it made me think "wait for HBO" on this one.

Unassisted
06-07-2011, 04:29 PM
Unless they're going to stay consistent with the original film (nuclear war = smart monkeys, forbidden zone, broken Statue of Liberty), I'll pass.

I enjoyed the Tim Burton remake a few years ago, but I don't think there's a lot more to mine from this franchise.This looks more like a re-imagining of the 3rd and 4th film in the series. It would probably be the second most interesting section of the Apes series to modern audiences, since the spectre of nuclear war doesn't loom nearly as large as it did in the 60s.

YouTube - ‪Ricardo Montalban in Escape from the Planet of the Apes‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFBz61_YoME)YouTube - ‪CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES - Trailer‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcW0rnztGsc&feature=related)

Of course, the original Apes series was an allegory for the hot-button issues of that time. It would probably be off-topic for this forum to discuss what allegorical references there are in this new film. ;)

Chip R
06-08-2011, 09:53 AM
Someone posted on another board I read:

"6 billion people, armed with tanks, fighter jets, and cruise missles vs. 150,000 smart primates. Unless this gas makes the chimps bulletproof, I think I'll bet on the humans winning this one."

I saw the trailer last night when i watched X-Men and I thought the same thing.

RedsManRick
06-08-2011, 04:23 PM
I didn't realize what a phenomenon the 'Apes' series was back in the day until I saw a documentary about it the other day. Given that they call this ape 'Cesear' it sounds like Unassisted has it right. The fear of nuclear war is replaced with genetic engineering.

usher21
07-11-2011, 01:38 AM
i just watch it on the tv last week and i laugh when i watch Bill Ibrahim Linkin in the ape shape

GAC
07-23-2011, 06:00 AM
My son has "rediscovered" those old movies and is enthralled with them. So I'll have to take him to see this one when it comes out. Inevitable. LOL

RBA
08-05-2011, 12:22 PM
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-apes-20110805,0,4759984.story

Looks like it might not be that bad.

Caveat Emperor
08-05-2011, 12:47 PM
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-apes-20110805,0,4759984.story

Looks like it might not be that bad.

Rotten Tomatoes has it at 80% (Top Critics 84%) positive -- this one actually might be worth seeing.

GAC
08-22-2011, 05:15 AM
We saw it this weekend. Good movie. Well worth the watch. I like the way the story line progressed. They didn't try to cram too much into it. I don't want to say too much for those that haven't seen it; but the main emphasis was on "the beginnings of the ape revolution".


Someone posted on another board I read:

"6 billion people, armed with tanks, fighter jets, and cruise missles vs. 150,000 smart primates. Unless this gas makes the chimps bulletproof, I think I'll bet on the humans winning this one."

A valid question that even I was asking myself as I watched it. But again, this is science fiction, and it's about the imagination. And in the movie they "introduce" the scenario that, IMO, ultimately contributes to the decline of the human race and aids the apes in gaining future dominance over their human counterparts.

It's definitely written with sequels in mind.

Chip R
08-22-2011, 08:49 AM
A valid question that even I was asking myself as I watched it. But again, this is science fiction, and it's about the imagination. And in the movie they "introduce" the scenario that, IMO, ultimately contributes to the decline of the human race and aids the apes in gaining future dominance over their human counterparts.

It's definitely written with sequels in mind.

Yeah, I had to agree with CE until I saw the movie this weekend and now I see it's plausible for that scenario to happen.

Razor Shines
08-22-2011, 10:31 AM
We saw it this weekend. Good movie. Well worth the watch. I like the way the story line progressed. They didn't try to cram too much into it. I don't want to say too much for those that haven't seen it; but the main emphasis was on "the beginnings of the ape revolution".



A valid question that even I was asking myself as I watched it. But again, this is science fiction, and it's about the imagination. And in the movie they "introduce" the scenario that, IMO, ultimately contributes to the decline of the human race and aids the apes in gaining future dominance over their human counterparts.

It's definitely written with sequels in mind.
I see what ya did there.

Raisor
08-22-2011, 06:53 PM
Saw it this weekend with my pop. Went in no expectations and really liked it.

RBA
08-22-2011, 07:20 PM
I thought I posted my review earlier. But it looks like it might have gotten lost in cyber space. I am in agreement with GAC's review.

It's not an Oscar winner, but it is entertaining as long as you don't take it too seriously.