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Night at the Movies with Eric: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a must see.

I was thoroughly engaged in the entire movie from start to finish.  Although I must say that James Franco did not do anything for me in his character, the movie was still all thumbs up.

From what I can remember about the original movie from 1968 was the story of an astronaut crew who crash-land on a strange planet. Although the planet appeared desolate at first, the surviving crew members stumble upon a society in which apes have evolved into beings with human-like intelligence and speech. The apes have assumed the role of the dominant species and humans are mute creatures wearing animal skins.

1968 Original Planet of the Apes

Then when one of the astronauts wandered the beach and ran into the Statue of Liberty I knew that he was on earth but possibly in the future.  There were so many possibilities that could spin off of this and were tried.  Mark Walberg starred in one of the spin offs and did not work for me at all.

Hence, I was very anxious to see how Rise of the Planet of the Ape would pan out.  It did more than that for me.

Although there were no cameo appearances from Charlton Heston or Roddy McDowal for obvious reasons I did hear a cameo phrase.  Can you tell me what that phrase was?

I would definitely recommend this movie and if you do I would love to hear from you.

See you at the movies.

Eric

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  • karenthegreat

    Thanks for the review. I definitely want to see this movie!! Keep up the great work. 🙂

  • StephanieCarlson

    Thanks for the review Eric!

  • KindraMiller

    Wasn’t planning on seeing this movie but after reading your review I will be adding it to my must see list. Thanks!

  • chrisb

    I too saw the movie and was captured by it. Though I might be biased as I was a huge fan of the original franchise. Any chance I was able to see it, late night or morning, I would watch it. Let’s see, there was Planet of the Apes, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, and Battle for the Planet of the Apes. And let’s not forget the Television series Planet of the Apes and Return to the Planet of the Apes. That’s a lot of apes.

    Am I forgetting something? Oh yeah,

    “Get your filthy paws off me you dirty ape!”

    Nice Post Eric!!

  • TamTam

    Definitely putting this on my list of “to see’s” when I have time. It is always interesting to see where the newest movie goes in relation to the older movies. Great review Eric! Thank you

  • agame29

    I myself think that this was THEE best movie thus far this year. great sound effects and action packed. the story line was unbelievable. I will pay to see this movie again. Thanks for the review Eric, Great job!

  • EricBurks

    @chrisbThank you for you response. And yes that was the cameo phrase from the original movie. Charlton Heston’s famous line used in the New Movie. I am very impressed with your knowledge of the entire Planet of the Apes repertoire. Kudos and once again thank you for taking the time to read my critique.

  • EricBurks

    @agame29 Thank you for your comments. Very much appreciated.

  • EricBurks

    @TamTam Thank you TamTam

  • EricBurks

    @KindraMiller Thank you for your comments KindraMiller. Always appreciated.

  • EricBurks

    @StephanieCarlson Thank you for your comments. I really appreciate you taking the time out of your busy day to read my articles. I really appreciate it.

  • EricBurks

    @karenthegreat thank you so very much for your comments. Very much appreciated.

  • YayaTX

    Thanks for the great review. I liked how you articulated on the comparison between the then and now movie versions. I totally agree that this is a must see movie.

  • EricBurks

    @YayaTX Thank you very much for your comments. They are very helpful for me on future articles. I really appreciate your time and comments. Thank you

  • Tammy1969

    I will have to check this movie out… Your writing is good. In my opinion the best writing reads like your sitting down with a friend and telling them a story…

  • VictoriaShields

    nice article E that’s nice of you that u made this page for new talents, like myself! haha, anyways I like it! I’ll keep this movie in mind to go watch. Thanks

  • Candy Heiner

    Great review

  • EricBurks

    @Tammy1969 Thank you Tammy for the comments. I appreciate all your input..

  • EricBurks

    @VictoriaShields Thank you so much. Your comments are so appreciated.

  • phusian93

    I was not planning on seeing this movie but you’ve peaked my interest so I now have plans for this weekend! Thanks!

  • jameshicks

    @StephanieCarlson Thank you for your comments. I really appreciate you taking the time out of your busy day to read my articles. I really appreciate it.

  • jameshicks

    @KindraMiller Thank you for your comments KindraMiller. Always appreciated.

  • jameshicks

    @YayaTX Thank you very much for your comments. They are very helpful for me on future articles. I really appreciate your time and comments. Thank you