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Planet of the Apes Reviews

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½ December 23, 2015
It's movies like these that make the movie so promising, then the ending came. What kind of ending did they done?
½ July 28, 2012
Snoozing through his role, Mark Wahlberg detracts from a good-looking film that could have benefited from a stronger lead performance (and maybe a more interesting antagonist).
October 23, 2015
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Tim Burton gets credit for a valiant effort in this remake from the 1968 original. Impressive special effects and makeup.
September 1, 2007
Stop remaking classics!
July 19, 2014
B movie wanabee gets an F from me, but you might get a good chuckle at Ape-raham Lincoln.
September 14, 2015
Kinda stupid. Newer movies are way better
August 13, 2015
Completely unnecessary retelling of the sci-fi classic turns the story into just another ordinary adventure film.
½ August 11, 2015
As much as I love Tim Burton's movies. This is the worst out of his films. And he had to drag Mark Wahlburg into this piece of crap? Oh and Charlton Heston as makes a cameo... and I guess that's the only good part of the film
½ August 4, 2015
Really?! There was only one thing good about this movie..... and that was the end.... not a joke.... the end was a lot more like the novel than the original movie so extra star and the fact that it's an apes movie is an extra star. Minus a half star for allowing Tim Burton to touch the franchise.
August 12, 2010
mooi gemaakt, maar waardeloos als film
½ June 10, 2015
Great set designs but one horrible remake......with Burton,I expected more.
April 6, 2015
I want to see this movie
August 15, 2012
Very cool remake with Whalberg. Not sure why so much hate but I did see this before I saw the original.
February 21, 2015
It's no secret that the pinnacle of the "Planet of the Apes" franchise was the original film. So it's no surprise that the latest installment of the franchise is a remake of the first film.

That said, a movie is not really a remake if it's nothing like the original, and Tim Burton's "Planet of the Apes" bears no resemblance to the original. This isn't a terrible thing, since the movie doesn't inherit the problems the original had. This "Planet of the Apes" is much more exciting and action-driven than the original. This one also has impressive visuals and the updated monkey suits look even more believable than before.

However, this film has its own problems. As per Burton's usual style, this film is very strange; much stranger than the original. The movie delves so deep into the apes' religious mythology, it becomes hard to follow, and even harder to take seriously. Also, the final battle, though exciting, is a pretty generic battle and nothing special.

In remaking "Planet of the Apes", the hope was to revitalize the franchise and recapture the charm of the original film. This failed. Though entertaining, this film is not destined to be the classic that the original is. Tim Burton's "Planet of the Apes" remake is not as captivating as the original, but what it lacks in story-telling, it makes up for with exciting action and convincing visuals.
½ February 25, 2015
This mediocre movie lacks depth. The quirky ending is totally unexplained.
June 15, 2007
Craptastic remake of a classic by Burton. By far the worst in the series. But good lord, what fantastic make-up!
February 7, 2015
Not bad for a remake and a movie that is more of it's own story than a genuine remake anyway. There's a good shot at religion and probably could've spawned decent sequels.
February 6, 2015
Die Neuauflage vom Planet der Affen von dem Regisseur Tim Burton, ist um einiges besser gestaltet, als die letzten paar Filme! Die Masken sehen um einiges besser aus. Die Effekte sind gut eingesetzt. Auch die Schauspieler unter der Affen Masken sehen spannend aus.
Klar, es ist auch um einiges mehr Geld reingesteckt worden. Das muss man fairer halber sagen. Aber dann war es schon.
Das Drehbuch hingegen ist genauso hanebüchen, wie seine Vorgänger! Die Rollen haben keine Vielschichtigkeit und man kratzt dabei nur an der Oberfläche. Auch die Weltraumreise ist ziemlich schlecht überdenkt und unlogisch. Man muss auch sagen: Es gibt viel bessere Filme vom Tim Burton. Mit diesem Affen Film, hat er sich keinen Gefallen getan!
Fazit: Gute Maskerade, Gute Schauspieler, gutes Set! Nur leider kein gutes und durchdachtes Affenspiel!
January 30, 2015
Has some neat ideas, but falls flat in execution.
January 10, 2015
2 out of 10:

This awful remake should be outlawed in my country.
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