Planet of the Apes Series
#1 - The Rise
Join Chris as he analyzes & reviews (with FULL SPOILERS) Rise of The Planet of the Apes, the 2011 sci-fi blockbuster film, directed by Rupert Wyatt and starring Andy Serkis & James Franco.
We explore the emotional origin of the great Caesar in a reboot/prequel of the beloved science fiction movie franchise. This is a new approach to a classic story we all know.
The 1st chapter of Caesar's story not only utilizes a fun B-movie premise but also makes interesting choices with it's fantastic cast. Is James Franco playing a brilliant scientist?!
This gem features groundbreaking visual effects, subtle movie-universe building and major stakes & consequences as we witness the beginning of the chimpocalypse!
Join Chris en route to 2017's War for The Planet of the Apes as we break down what some are calling the greatest trilogy of all-time!
9:07 - Act I
21:36 - Act II
32:03 - Act III
44:20 - Different Take
47:50 - Ratings/Final Thoughts
Is this the best prequel ever? Let us know!
#2 - The Dawn
Join Chris as he analyzes & reviews (with FULL SPOILERS) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - the 2014 science fiction film sequel starring the great Andy Serkis & directed by Matt Reeves.
This is the middle chapter of the rebooted Caesar trilogy. The 2nd entries in most trilogies are usually considered to be the best of their respective franchises - does that apply to Dawn?
We join Caesar in his struggle to avoid War in a time of inevitable desperation. We've got Andy Serkis with a deeply nuanced performance, stunning VFX & a great Shakespearean setup for the villain.
Our new independent ape community deals with a dramatic descension as Koba struggles with his tortured past & we witness the true ramifications of the simian flu. Koba & Caesar are forced to battle for the future of the apes ideology.
Finally, we get our epic action scenes, with humans versus machine gun-wielding Apes.. on horses! We endure the true nature of war as the final showdown for both worlds sets us up for a truly awesome finale.
Join Chris en route to 2017's War for the Planet of the Apes!
ACT I - 12:56
ACT II - 31:42
ACT III - 42:16
DIFFERENT TAKE - 57:12
RATING/FINAL THOUGHTS - 1:02:37
We want your thoughts as well!
Is the best of the Apes movies? Let us know!
Yet to come!..
- War for the Planet of the Apes - September 2018