There are a few names carved in to the very fabric of common knowledge, Godzilla, Star wars, Bruce Lee, Rambo, even if you don’t know anything about them you know they’re name, and so is the case with today’s movie Planet of the apes, I’ve always knew it but never watched it, it was only when I watched “Rise of the planet of the apes” that I finally decided to do it.
It’s really not an easy movie to review, it is just such a movie engraved into culture, but at its core “Planet of the apes” is a movie that tries to make a point, but I have no idea what that point is, it shows us a very interesting world , in this world apes and man are basically switched and apes are in 1920’s level of science, with a few differences of course: no civilization discovers things at the same time as the humans, humans that in this movie are extremely stupid, why this is the case we never really know. Humans devolved into this state while apes evolved to higher intelligence and now treat us like animals, we discover through our main character, an astronaut named Taylor – a really kick ass character with a great actor – that crashed on this planet, we discover that the older apes have hidden the truth about the apes’ true beginnings and have risen a false religion based on some scrolls which actually make you think a bit, like “Humans are dangerous, keep them imprisoned and do not let them breed in large number or they would destroy themselves and the land in which they walk” not the exact words but it’s interesting because it’s true, any other race who lived on the same planet as us would very definitely abide by this plan if they knew what we were capable of.
It’s not a very pro human movie as it makes you think about all our failures as a race, drawing parallels between the apes and us all the time.
Two scientists discover evidence that there was an advanced civilization of humans living on this planet through some archeological beings, and they develop a reverse Darwin theory that apes evolved from man, now after this the ending comes, and obviously you all know what happens in the end and I must say it really is a great ending, everything fits into place and it gives us a satisfying ending while still leaving room for a lot of sequels to come, and it’ll have you talking about things, things that were later answered in “Rise of the planet of the apes”, watching this movie also made me grin every time that I noticed that Rise of the planet of the apes referenced a scene or a name,even the special effects were old but gold man, they were really good for the time, overall Planet of the apes is a great movie no doubt about that and it will forever remain as one of the classics for all time.
But with every success there is a future greed, a certain unavoidable fate that every good old movie even those that shouldn’t, must suffer: The remake.
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