Archive for August 7, 2011
After the disaster that was Tim Burton & Mark Wahlberg’s reboot of Planet of the Apes, I told myself to just abandon all hope that the franchise could ever do better than the original film. And so when I heard about Rise of the Planet of the Apes I had no intention of learning more about it but I knew I was gonna watch it anyway but with the same level of interest as when I watch B-rated horror movies (not a lot). But for clarification, this movie is actually not a reboot, nor is it a prequel rather it’s something of a unique take on the series; it’s actually a pre-boot. See, they’re starting over but with an alternate reality different from the timeline of the original film. This is kind of the same technique that they did with Star Trek and that turned out to be a really good choice so hopefully it works for Apes as well.