Planet of the Apes Reviews
With special effects ahead of its time as well as memorable performances from the cast, Planet of the Apes is a thrilling and dramatic take on modern-day society.
What I will say is that, having seen some other Planet of the Apes movies, I went into this with low expectations. Firstly, I expected it to have dated badly, secondly, I expected it to just be kind of stupid, and thirdly, I thought that it would be quite boring too.
I turned out to be wrong about all of that (okay, the monkey outfits have dated a little bit, I admit)- this is just a top-notch sci-film that achieves the ultimate goal- to mirror today through the lens of a potential future.
The truly remarkable part is that this film (released in the 60s but based in the future) actually mirrors today (2016) as well as ever. There really is something timeless about the messages and themes found in this piece. On top of that, it's still just a plain good film- there's some good action and the time goes by smoothly.
The biggest obstacle that this film had for me was in trying to overcome how stupid I thought its premise was (really stupid). Having now seen just how committed those involved were to selling it and the reasons for going down that route, it is clear that I was wrong. This film isn't stupid, but missing out on it might just be.