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Wod fir the Planet of the Apes

Postby so sorry on Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:25 pm



I've said it before, I'll say it again. I can't get past the fact that apes with bow and arrows and rediculous handling of weapons can defeat an army of trained soldiers. Ever.
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Re: War fir the Planet of the Apes

Postby Fievel on Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:40 pm

E

Woody's line about the planet of apes was cringe-worthy.
But I'm a fan of the new series. Bring it.
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Re: War fir the Planet of the Apes

Postby Fried Gold on Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:34 pm

"War Fir: The Planet of the Apes" tells the story of Brian, the last fir tree of an ancient clan of battle-ready perennials, as he engages in war one last time against the apes.
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Re: War fir the Planet of the Apes

Postby Peven on Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:02 pm

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Re: War fir the Planet of the Apes

Postby TheButcher on Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:15 pm

ScreenRant:
Tom Cruise Wants to Play an Ape in the Planet of the Apes Series



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Planet of the Apes Producer Compares Apes to Batman Begins
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Re: War fir the Planet of the Apes

Postby Ribbons on Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:43 pm

I've been pretty vocal about my love for the last Apes movie, or Apes-a-Poppin' 2 as it's officially called. So I'm not sure whether I'm looking forward to this new one or dreading it. I think it's kind of unnecessary, but I thought the last one was going to suck until I saw it, so you never know.
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Re: War fir the Planet of the Apes

Postby Peven on Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:13 pm

at some point they have to remake the original Heston story, though, right? right??
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Re: War fir the Planet of the Apes

Postby so sorry on Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:12 pm

Peven wrote:at some point they have to remake the original Heston story, though, right? right??

Absolutely they will, and if they do it for the next flick, maybe they can get Heston to play dr zaius
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Re: War fir the Planet of the Apes

Postby TheButcher on Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:58 am

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Why 'War' Should Finish the Fight for the 'Planet of The Apes'
A lot rests on how ready the 'Apes' franchise is to let go of the past.
Graeme McMillan wrote:As the first trailer for War For The Planet Of The Apes puts it, "All of human history has led to this moment." More importantly, the trailer suggests that all of the rebooted franchise to date — both Rise of The Planet of The Apes and Dawn of The Planet of The Apes — has led to this movie, offering War the chance to do what so few franchises have the chance to these days: End.

There is something pleasingly climactic about the War trailer. Mostly, it comes from the melodramatic narration from The Colonel (Woody Harrelson), which doesn't just declare that the movie is the result of all of human history, but also that — should his forces lose the war, "it will be… a planet of apes." Everything seems to be suggesting that this movie will feature the last stand of humanity, and the end of what is beginning to look like a prequel trilogy started with 2011's Rise.

If so, it's a smart move. After all, the meat of the Planet of the Apes franchise isn't really the struggle between humanity and apes on equal footing; it's what happens once the apes have taken over and, occasionally, what that means for the remaining humans around them. The fact that, by the time of War, the franchise will be three movies into its reboot cycle and still not have actually reached that point feels like a sign that it's time to shift focus and bring what is, essentially, the beginning of the story to a close.

In doing so, War gets to give its audience a conclusion, which has become an increasingly rare happenstance in a marketplace of "shared universes" where mid- and post-credit sequences interrupt movies to remind audiences that there's more to come in a few months. Indeed, should War embrace the apocalyptic ending it's teasing for the human race — and, in doing so, restrain itself and not include an epilogue giddily hinting at a human uprising due to begin in the next movie — then it will manage to have its cake and eat it too: closing one chapter of the series while leaving far more open for future exploration.

In fact, if War offered a decisive climax to the plot threads of the rebooted franchise as it currently stands — which is to say, a decisive victory over humanity — then it arguably positions the franchise for a stronger future than it's enjoyed for some time.

By demonstrating a willingness to play ideas out to their conclusion — and, presumably, sticking the landing — the Planet of the Apes franchise could be freed up to go in any number of directions (A time jump to decades hence, with an aged Caesar ruling over an evolved ape society akin to the one from the original movie; a shorter leap ahead, showing how that society was created; an even greater look ahead, past the time of Caesar altogether) and reinvent itself as needs be — or even fragment to tell multiple such stories in a number of series simultaneously, akin to the shared universe concept so beloved in Hollywood right now.

All of this assumes, of course, that War is headed towards an ending as dramatic as the trailer promises. But even if it doesn't, that too will provide some form of closure to the franchise — albeit that which comes from knowing that the series has stalled, and should perhaps be put out to pasture for a few years until someone can come along with a new idea of where to go next.

A prequel trilogy, after all, has some structure and weight to it. But anything more than that begins to feel as if those involved are afraid of the future. All of Planet of the Apes history has led to this moment; we can but hope that War knows when it's time for the conflict to end.
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Re: War fir the Planet of the Apes

Postby TheBaxter on Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:48 pm

so sorry wrote:

I've said it before, I'll say it again. I can't get past the fact that apes with bow and arrows and rediculous handling of weapons can defeat an army of trained soldiers. Ever.


yeah, who do those apes think they are anyway? ewoks?
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Re: War fir the Planet of the Apes

Postby Fried Gold on Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:20 pm

Peven wrote:at some point they have to remake the original Heston story, though, right? right??

They already showed the Icarus space mission launching in the first movie (and later on show a newspaper headline that suggests the mission was lost in space), so I assume they could use that setup.
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Re: War fir the Planet of the Apes

Postby TheBaxter on Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:01 am

Fried Gold wrote:
Peven wrote:at some point they have to remake the original Heston story, though, right? right??

They already showed the Icarus space mission launching in the first movie (and later on show a newspaper headline that suggests the mission was lost in space), so I assume they could use that setup.


PROTIP: when the spacecraft you are about to take off in is named after a Greek character who flew too close to the sun and ended up crashing to earth and dying, maybe pass on that mission and wait for the next one.
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Re: Planet of the Apes in Space

Postby TheButcher on Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:33 am

TheBaxter wrote:
Fried Gold wrote:
Peven wrote:at some point they have to remake the original Heston story, though, right? right??

They already showed the Icarus space mission launching in the first movie (and later on show a newspaper headline that suggests the mission was lost in space), so I assume they could use that setup.


PROTIP: when the spacecraft you are about to take off in is named after a Greek character who flew too close to the sun and ended up crashing to earth and dying, maybe pass on that mission and wait for the next one.

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Re: War fir the Planet of the Apes

Postby Fried Gold on Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:45 pm

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Re: Planet of the Apps: The BananApocalypse Begins

Postby TheButcher on Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:17 pm

Collider:
‘War for the Planet of the Apes’: Steve Zahn Talks about His New Character “Bad Ape”

Humans Made the Banana Perfect—But Soon, It’ll Be Gone
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Re: Wod fir the Planet of the Apes

Postby TheBaxter on Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:11 am

TheButcher wrote:Collider:
‘War for the Planet of the Apes’: Steve Zahn Talks about His New Character “Bad Ape”


but who's playing Grape Ape?
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Re: Wod fir the Planet of the Apes

Postby Peven on Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:47 pm



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Re: Apes-a-Poppin' 3: The Bananageddon Begins

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Re: Wod fir the Planet of the Apes

Postby TheButcher on Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:31 am

YouTube Jul 5, 2017:
Legacy of the Planet of the Apes Featurette & Trailer (2017)
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Re: Wod fir the Planet of the Apes

Postby TheButcher on Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:05 am

THR July 12, 2017:
Woody Harrelson Gets Insanely Candid on Sex, Drugs, 'Apes' and Those Han Solo Firings
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Re: Wod fir the Planet of the Apes

Postby TheButcher on Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:17 am

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Guillermo del Toro wrote:Go to Planet of the Apes to watch The Shape of Water trailer- attached to 1/3 of the prints!


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Re: Wod fir the Planet of the Apes

Postby TheButcher on Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:46 am

Empire Podcast:
War For The Planet Of The Apes Spoiler Special With Andy Serkis & Matt Reeves

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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Spoiler Podcast Special With Matt Reeves
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Re: Wod fir the Planet of the Apes

Postby Peven on Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:40 pm

since this movie has been out for almost a week it should probably be in Movie Discussion......right?


excellent movie overall, powerful motion capture performance by Serkis, one big comlaint and reeves needs to take the hit for it as much as he is willing to reap all the credit for being a good director.....the ending where Cesar is mortally wounded then lives to make the journey to Canaan, only to die when they reach, and no one knew he was hurt the whole time is straight up weak sauce. shit lazy writing. first, the journey depicted looked to be over the course of at least weeks, if not months. after all, Cesar's son was gone a looong time finding this place. how did Cesar make it all the way when he had been so badly wounded. and second, if he was wounded THAT badly how the fuck did he make the journey without anyone noticing he was bleeding out from an arrow wound in his side? It took me out of the movie, it was nonsense, and took the shine of an otherwise brilliant movie.
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