Planet of the Apes Reviews
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.