59 - Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Films covered in this episode:

Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Allen: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰
Overall score: 77%

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Allen: ✰ ✰ ✰
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰
Overall score: 74%

We covered the original Planet of the Apes movies last week, so this week, we're doing the current Apes franchise (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes) starring Andy Serkis as Caesar. We also look at Tim Burton's remake because why not?
As always, we cap things off by pitching our own ideas for what a new Planet of the Apes movie could be like.

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Episodes in the Planet of the Apes series:
"Planet of the Apes"

"Rise of the Planet of the Apes"

We review War for the Planet of the Apes in:
"Review of the Year 2017: Part 2"

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"Tim Burton"

58 - Planet of the Apes

War of the Planet of the Apes is out this week, capping off a trilogy of snazzy, modern apes movies, but before the franchise was a surprisingly intelligent and emotionally resonant, it was a load of films in the '60s and '70s about chimp-men with coconut-faces, running around, causing chaos for people like Charlton Heston. We dive into those original films, here, in preparation for our modern P.O.T.A. episode, next week, covering the new movies (and Tim Burton's weird attempt in the middle).

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Films covered in this episode:

Planet of the Apes (1968)
Allen: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰
Overall score: 80%

Beneath the Planet of the Apes
Allen: ✰ ✰
Calvin: ✰ ½
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰
Overall score: 44%

Escape from the Planet of the Apes
Allen: ✰ ✰ ✰
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰
Sol: ✰ ✰ ½
Overall score: 64%

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
Allen: ✰ ✰ ✰
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Sol: ✰ ✰ ½
Overall score: 60%

Battle for the Planet of the Apes
Allen: ✰ ✰ ✰
Calvin: ✰
Sol: ✰ ½
Overall score: 37%

Episodes in the Planet of the Apes series:
"
Planet of the Apes"
"Rise of the Planet of the Apes"

We review War for the Planet of the Apes in:
"Review of the Year 2017: Part 2"

You might also enjoy:
"Tim Burton"