Monday, August 1, 2011

Planet of the Apes Review (Video)

It's Planet of the Apes Week here at the Blessed are the Geeks Blog.

In honor of the upcoming release of the new film Rise of the Planet of the Apes this weekend, I decided to take the opportunity to create and post a video review of every Planet of the Apes film, leading up to the new one this Sunday. Today are review is of the original 1968 film Planet of the Apes. Be sure to come back every day this week to watch a new review of each film in the series:


Mugato said...

You totally nailed this. I put off watching any of the Apes movies until last year, and I'm in my 30's. I really had the sense that it was a goofy joke of a film. I just had the Simpson's episode and the end of Spaceballs in my head. I finally watched the first one and was amazed at how great it is. The story is intriguing, the dialogue is very well written, and visually it's superior to most other films that had been released at that time.

Justin Garrett Blum said...

I'm impressed--you did a really nice job with this. Even taught me (or reminded me?) some things about the production.

A few years back I picked up all of the original movies in a DVD collection. I had no idea what my wife would make of them, but she wound up loving them. She was begging me to watch the next film in the series whenever we'd finish one.

Donald said...

Thanks, guys!

jace said...

i have watched this film many times since i was a child. its always been a good film but one thing that has always bugged me about it is taylor (charlton heston) plays a astronaut who crash lands in the future in what is formally the united states, correct me if i am wrong but surely as a astronaut he would have pretty good understanding of stars and the solar system. it takes the whole movie until he finds out he has been home all along when he should have known anyway just by looking at the night sky.