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Todd Shields
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

One of my all time favorites. I view PLANET OF THE APES as less of a science fiction adventure and more as a satirical exercise in irony, reading like an episode of Sterling's TWILIGHT ZONE. Here we have Heston going into space to get away from man's inhumanity, and having to prove to the apes that the pre-domainent species of their planet were superior to them, only to find that the said pre-domainent species he was defending were the very people he was escaping, and to top it all off, THEY BLEW UP THE GODDAMN PLANET!
Burton's revision was a good film, and way better than any of the "Apes" sequels, but it could never touch the original.
Brett C.
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

This is just about the greatest science fiction film ever made, with chilling and ironic overtones of the cold war era.  Serling's shock ending was a vast improvement on the one Pierre Boulle supplied in the novel (even Boulle admitted it).  Boulle's ending was very poorly and illogically "aped" by Tim Burton in his terrible and uninspired "re-imagining."  Give me the original or any of its four sequels over Burton's version (his worst film to date, hands down) any day.  Heston was great.  Roddy McDowall:  you were a truly talented actor and you are missed.  The 1968 "Apes" was neither "B" nor bad.  It was a classic and ahead of its time.  It holds up just as well today, and the ending is one of the most brilliant moments in the history of cinema.
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

Although I don't really agree that this is a 'B' movie, I feel that if it IS to be included on this list, then certainly all of the sequels (and Tim Burtons remake) deserve to be here as well.  Each sequel was worse than the movie that came before it.
James Dean
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

Not the best film, but still brilliant. Great costume design and effects are dwarfed by Charlton Heston's charasmatic performance.

Tim Burton's remake sucked though, and I am a Tim Burton fan.
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

Very good film, don't miss this one. Definitely should be removed from!!!
Bill Gates
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM »

This movie should be removed and the remake added.  

I hate monkeys. @(>_<)@
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

Why is this movie on this site?
This is actually a good movie. Sure there are some very unrealistic scenes or story elements (like the use of english), but isn't that the case in every sciencefiction movie or book?
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« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2008, 04:29:27 PM »

Yes, Goeroe. POTA (the 1968 one not the vastly inferior 2001 remake) is a good movie indeed! As for the apes speaking English--the ending explained that.
alex majors
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2010, 04:40:14 PM »

How can you call this a b-movie? Question This is about as much a b-movie as it is a documentary from 1492 from Planet Orbulon! Twirling
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2010, 01:50:39 AM »

TAKE YOUR STINKIN PAWS OFF ME YOU DAMN DIRTY APE wow unforgetible and boy were those apes shocked
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