planet of the apes
1968 was a seminal year in American history.
That was the year of the Battle of Khe Sanh and the Tet offensive in Vietnam. It was the year that saw Laugh In premier on TV, the Beatles formed Apple Records, and the Pope came out against birth control. Both Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. were assassinated. It was also the year that two seminal science fiction films came out, Planet of the Apes and 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Not only did they come out the same year…they premiered on the same day, April 3rd. (more…)
The Planet of the Apes prequel trilogy doesn’t seem to get enough credit. They took a classic existing franchise (all the way from 1968) and, thanks to current technology, were able to give us a fresh film series that’s never felt cheap or suffered from “prequelitis.” The first film Rise of the Planet of the Apes introduced us to Caesar (Andy “Just Give Him His Damn Oscar Already” Serkis). The second film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes showed the start of a war between humanity, and the now highly evolved apes. It was one of the most clever (anti)war movies of recent memory, and this weekend, the third film in the trilogy, War for The Planet of the Apes is hitting theaters, and is already getting a lot of positive buzz (94 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes). Some are even saying that the third movie is making this trilogy one of the best ever made.
The world is bracing itself for the imminent release of War for the Planet of The Apes, but already director Matt Reeves has his eyes on his next big project; the solo Batman movie. With Ben Affleck out of the picture as director, Reeves is considering rewrites that could take the caped crusader in a bold new direction. Originally due to start shooting later this year, The Batman has been pushed back into 2018 to accommodate the director’s busy schedule. From Alfred Hitchcock to Christopher Nolan, Reeves wears his influences on his sleeve, recently outlining his plans for the world’s greatest detective. (more…)
War has come to the Planet of the Apes and the Colonel (Woody Harrelson) is out to destroy Caesar (Andy Serkis) and all his kind in War for the Planet of the Apes. Interestingly enough, Caesar is fighting two battles in WFTPOTA, the obvious one with humans and perhaps the most important one, the battle against his darker instincts. Check out the new poster and trailer below. (more…)
This has been an interesting year for comic book crossovers. From Marvel, we got Civil War II and from DC Comics we got Rebirth. Both have been widely successful as they have gone across many different issues connecting various characters together. Rebirth has been credited in realigning the DC universe and has substantially increased sales for the publication. It looks like DC is not yet done pushing interesting storylines together.
Director Matt Reeves is back in the saddle for War of the Planet of the Apes, the third film in the rebooted Apes franchise and recently tweeted out the first on set production picture you can check out below. It’s uncertain if that is Andy Serkis as Caesar on the horse, although that would be my best guess at this point. Why the beach though? (more…)
20th Century Fox’s War of the Planet of the Apes is swinging right along into it’s third installment; this one featuring Woody Harrelson as the human villain known as “the Colonel”. (more…)
It’s the most unexpected franchise of the 21st century, a prequel series to series of science fiction movies made in the 1960s and 70s. But hey, money is money, and Hollywood will take your money. And if you want to put more money down on more Planet of the Apes movies, they’re cool with that. So let’s talk about the next Apes film, The War of the Planet of the Apes, the third film in the series that charts the fall of man and the rise of apes will begin shooting sometime this fall. They better get some casting done then, right? Well good news War now has a lead [human] actor. (more…)
Just when you thought you had banished all thoughts of Tim Burton‘s 2001 Planet of the Apes reboot from your nerdy mind and gotten rid of that metallic after taste that lingered for weeks in your mouth after the first, and only time you saw the movie, this had to happen and dredge it all up again. Those anger management consoling sessions aren’t cheap dammit. The ever so talented Tim Roth (Reservoir Dogs, Rob Roy, and regrettably Planet of the Apes) was recently asked to explain that ever so confusing Burton POTA ending. (more…)
Hey! There’s still comic book news at Comic Con. Who woulda thunk it? A number of new comic books have been announced so far at this con, and while many of them do have a film or TV connection, they are surely titles that all types of fans will be interested in. From the final frontier to California suburbia, from seminal 60s sci-fi to 80s nostalgia kitsch, there’s some interesting options coming to a comic store near you. Let’s take a look at what SDCC 2014 has in terms of actual comic announcements. (more…)