Critic Review - Film Journal International

This by-the-numbers prequel that looks set to re-launch Fox's ape-supremacy franchise removes some of the stink left by Tim Burton's misbegotten remake but doesn't bring anything new to the mythology.

August 4, 2011 Full Review Source: Film Journal International | Comments (5)
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Eric Agricola

Eric Agricola

Last i checked it wasn't a prequel. Its a reboot. Like the new spider-man, which i assume your already dreading watching.

Aug 4 - 01:40 PM

Christopher Bartlett

Christopher Bartlett

I thought it was a prequel showing Ceaser's origin. I think that would make it a prequel to the original movies.

Aug 4 - 02:53 PM

Alex L.

Alex Lavoie

no, this movie is not a prequel to the original movies simply because its not the same story, they didnt approched it the same way and they changed a LOT of things that, if you look closely, will make many moments of the original movies, watched after this, look out of place. Also I hope you know that the orinal movies story was very different from the novel of Pierre Boule (the real and first story of planet of the apes).

PS: So far there is 4 different stories (or approach, adaptation) of Planet of the apes. The original (novel), the first movies serie, Tim burton 2001 movie, and this one. These 4 stories cant be linked.

Its a reboot, Eric A is right.

Aug 4 - 03:19 PM

Jin Juice

Jin Juice

ERIC A, and Alex L. are both right. When You Re-boot or Re-launch a franchise especially THIS franchise which many DONT KNOW THE STORY ORIGIN, it can turn out to be as epic as the nolan Batmans. Origin Stories are great to watch because everyone wants to hear a greta story, and everyone likes to see development. This movie told a great story and focused on alot of development. Great cast, great memorable moments. And the ending was perfect...I cant wait for the sequels. :)

Aug 5 - 01:03 AM

Josh Byerly

Josh Byerly

This feels more like a prequel than anything else. Once you see the movie, there are many little ties to the original film. With looking at it in that context, I thought the film was great. It adds a well structured view as to how everything started and just how a bunch of primates can take over the world.

Aug 5 - 12:48 AM

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