Thursday, April 18, 2013

P is for Planet of the Apes

It's funny because growing up in the '70's and '80's it was probably the Mego 8" action figures and the TV show that drove my love for the "damn, dirty apes".

For a period of time, there was nothing cooler than the humanoid chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans that took over the Earth.  I probably overlooked the various commentary that went hand and hand with the films, but that was simply because I like watching talking apes with assault rifles on horseback.

Pretty simple formula, really.

I was hugely disappointed by Tim Burton's remake (which is saying something because I hate Burton's work), but enjoyed Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Hopefully there will be more Apes in all of our futures.

1 comment:

Mark Means said...

I remember seeing this in the theaters and loving it. I'll still watch it, if I see it on cable or anywhere else.

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