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Re: Apes-A-Poppin' 2

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Re: Apes-A-Poppin' 2

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Re: Apes-A-Poppin' 2

Postby Spandau Belly on Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:31 pm

I saw this one and enjoyed it quite a bit. I get that the whole point of the movie is the inevitable nature of this tragedy, but even so it still felt way more predictable than the last one. The movie does invest a fair bit of motivation into the characters, especially Caesar. They do a decent job building a dynamic between Caesar and Koba, and the relationship between Caesar and that lead human guy who feels like a tv actor.

The toned down violence, no doubt for the rating, robbed the war scenes of some of their impact. I was fine with the first one not being violent, because the story didn't demand it. But this is a seige movie, I need to see some of those many many gunshots actually register. Everything is very well staged and well shot, but there's only so much you can cover bloodlessness with clever framing and editing.

So I liked this one, not as much as the last one, but still a good time at the movies.
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Re: Apes-A-Poppin' 2

Postby Fried Gold on Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:15 am

I saw DotPotA this week. It's good, and I liked it, but I didn't find it as interesting or enjoyable as RotPotA.

It felt a bit too melodramatic, a bit too mawkish at times, and the storyline was entirely too predictable - the drama was somewhat televisual. I usually quite enjoy Michael Giachino's scores, but this one felt far too overblown and heavy-handed which probably didn't help.

Amazing VFX. I don't think much more can be added that hasn't already been said about that part.

Again, it was far superior to a lot of the crap shown at the cinema but just didn't quite live up to the standard set by RotPotA.

Not sure where they'll go with the next one. This one basically had an Attack of the Clones ending, with further ape-human wars coming. I figured they might jump ahead to Taylor arriving from space in the future.
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Re: Apes-A-Poppin' 2

Postby Spandau Belly on Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:25 am

I definitely don't want the next one to be another war movie. Having the apes simply fight a bigger, better equipped army would probably be boring. I too would much rather they jumped ahead in time to a point where the apes have built a more advanced society.

Maybe a prohibition movie would be cool. I'd love to see some monkey speakeasy burlesque hooch parlours.
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Re: Apes-A-Poppin' 2

Postby Fried Gold on Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:51 am

Spandau Belly wrote:I definitely don't want the next one to be another war movie. Having the apes simply fight a bigger, better equipped army would probably be boring. I too would much rather they jumped ahead in time to a point where the apes have built a more advanced society.

Maybe a prohibition movie would be cool. I'd love to see some monkey speakeasy burlesque hooch parlours.

An apes movie set in Victorian London, with Caesar solving a mysterious serial killer case and Maurice running an opium den.
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Re: Apes-A-Poppin' 2

Postby TheBaxter on Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:31 pm

i think there's plenty of room for more ape war movies. how about a film where a squad of apes is sent to search for an ape soldier missing behind enemy lines after his other three ape brothers are killed in action.

it would be called Saving Primate Ryan
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Re: Apes-A-Poppin' 2

Postby Ribbons on Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:30 pm

The third one will probably look a lot like that, actually
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Re: Apes-A-Poppin' 2

Postby TheButcher on Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:14 pm

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Re: Apes-A-Poppin' 3

Postby TheButcher on Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:13 am

Koba Could Be Back In The Next PLANET OF THE APES Movie
Matt Reeves might be creating an archnemesis for Caesar.
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Re: Apes-A-Poppin' 2

Postby Spandau Belly on Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:18 am

Naw, leave Koba dead. Bringing him back would be cheap, yo.
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Re: Apes-A-Poppin' 2

Postby Ribbons on Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:46 pm

Agreed
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Re: Apes-A-Poppin' 2

Postby TheButcher on Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:53 am

Spandau Belly wrote:Naw, leave Koba dead. Bringing him back would be cheap, yo.

Don't you want another Tim Burton remake where Koba becomes Aperaham Lincoln?
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Re: Apes-A-Poppin' 2

Postby Spandau Belly on Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:46 pm

:lol:

You've got me there.
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Re: Apes-A-Poppin' 2

Postby Fried Gold on Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:45 am

TheButcher wrote:
Spandau Belly wrote:Naw, leave Koba dead. Bringing him back would be cheap, yo.

Don't you want another Tim Burton remake where Koba becomes Aperaham Lincoln?

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Re: Apes-A-Poppin' 2

Postby TheBaxter on Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:33 am

Fried Gold wrote:
TheButcher wrote:
Spandau Belly wrote:Naw, leave Koba dead. Bringing him back would be cheap, yo.

Don't you want another Tim Burton remake where Koba becomes Aperaham Lincoln?

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Re: Apes-A-Poppin' 2

Postby TheButcher on Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:10 am

TheBaxter wrote:
Fried Gold wrote:
TheButcher wrote:
Spandau Belly wrote:Naw, leave Koba dead. Bringing him back would be cheap, yo.

Don't you want another Tim Burton remake where Koba becomes Aperaham Lincoln?

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There's Potential War on the Planet of the Apes 3

Postby TheButcher on Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:54 am

Andy Serkis on Next 'Planet of the Apes': "There's Potential War"
Plus: Is he more excited about his work in 'Star Wars' or 'Avengers'?
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OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 3

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Re: Apes-A-Poppin' Franchise

Postby TheButcher on Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:43 am

Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
With Planet of the Apes breaking box-office records across the country, producers Richard D. Zanuck, Mort Abrahams and Arthur P. Jacobs met in Zanuck's office. Abrahams recalls: "'Planet' had been doing extremely well and we were talking, patting ourselves on the back, and giving Dick credit for putting his neck on the line and so forth. Arthur, Stan Hough [an executive production manager at Fox, later producer on the 'Apes TV series] and I left Dick's office and walked downstairs. As we were walking across the lot, Stan said, 'Why don't you do a sequel?' And I said, 'You've got to be kidding-how?' He said, 'You think about it.' Later, I got a flash of an idea and went into Arthur's office and said, 'Listen, I got this crazy idea about how to do a sequel...'" Hough's suggestion unleashed a flood of possible follow-ups, notably from Rod Serling and Pierre Boulle, yet coming up with a viable script for the sequel as shocking as that of the first movie proved extremely difficult.

Rod Serling Treatments

Rod Serling, original screen writer on the first movie, devised the first idea for a sequel. Taylor and Nova take off to the dark, unexplored part of the planet. Eventually, they would discover the remnants of human city, some weapons, and an old airplane which he uses to fight off the apes - half the film would concern Taylor's battle with the apes who follow him. When the apes have him cornered, all hope looks lost, but a second spacecraft containing (human) astronauts from the past arrives and stops them. Taylor has the opportunity to return to his own time, but chooses a woman astronaut from the ship’s crew as his mate and decides to stay behind in order to rebuild humanity on the planet of the apes.

In April 1968 Abrahams wrote to Serling saying that he thought the treatment was missing the original's visual shock, as well as a shocking climax like the first film. He felt that the sequel should begin with an equivalent of the Statue of Liberty scene and build the story around it. Serling supplied two alternative concepts over the next month. In the first concept, Taylor and Nova discover another spaceship intact and travel either forward or backwards in time to a new, bizarre but unrelated adventure, which would open up "a whole raft of possibilities". The second concept also had Taylor finding a spacecraft, eluding the apes for most of the film and taking off with a handful of intelligent humans. Together, they discover another civilized planet and land, unaware that it is also populated by apes (an idea drawn from Boulle's original novel). Both of Serling's scenarios were rejected.

Interviewed by Marvel Comics in 1974, Serling described a simpler sequence of events concerning his suggestions for the movie: "Arthur offered it to me from London and I remember spending $200 on a phone conversation about what we'd do with it. We literally got into the hydrogen bomb and the resurgence of civilization over the apes and we very much plugged the concept of the ape's desperate fear of the humans. Because the humans repeated what they'd done before which, essentially, was to wreck the earth. As it turned out, I couldn't do the script when Arthur wanted it done. I was on another assignment. So I didn't have the remotest connection with the approach Jacobs eventually went with.

While it received mixed critical notices, Beneath the Planet of the Apes grossed nearly as much as Planet of the Apes and delighted audiences worldwide. Shortly thereafter, in England, writer Paul Dehn received a simple telegram: "APES LIVE! SEQUEL REQUIRED!" It was only a short period of time before preliminary discussions began on episode three, Secret of the Planet of the Apes (eventually renamed Escape from the Planet of the Apes).
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Re: Apes-A-Poppin' Franchise

Postby TheButcher on Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:46 pm

Current ‘Planet Of The Apes’ Series Might Not Be Just A Trilogy
Caesar. Love. Sequels.
kevin p. sullivan wrote:“It might be three films,” Serkis said. “It could be four. It could be five. Who knows? The journey will continue. It might not necessarily be summarized or completely fulfilled in this next one. The point being, eventually we know that we’re going to end up back at ‘The Planet of the Apes,’ but whether it’s this film or not, I don’t know.”

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Re: Apes-A-Poppin' 2

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Re: Apes-A-Poppin' 2

Postby TheButcher on Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:25 pm

Matt Reeves Talks About New ‘Apes’ Films Eventually Reaching the 1968 ‘Planet of the Apes’ Story
Germain Lussier wrote:Which leads to the next question, would he remake the 1968 film if the story got that far? Reeves’ answer is very intriguing:
To me the idea is that the 1968 films stands as trajectory in that, what is so exciting is that the world of that film is so different from where things started in RISE, and the way they are in DAWN and now will be in the next film. There is a huge distance to cover between here and there that is all about Caesar and future generations, and how this world has transformed into that world, and the struggle that they’ll have to go through and how we create the world that we know from that. I think once you’ve gone through all of those chapters, you’ve gotten all the richness of those stories, you could very well find yourself going into that story again, but I think it would be from a new perspective.

The idea would never be to remake the ’68 film. There might be some of those events from another perspective, and obviously to also see them as events that grew out of everything that we’ve been watching from this new iteration. They wouldn’t be exactly the same either. So if, and when, we ever get there, which I think is an exciting notion, it would definitely not be a remake but it would be sort of a re-telling of those events from a new perspective. And the events themselves would probably be a bit different since they will have grown out of these films.
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Re: Apes-A-Poppin' 2 part 2

Postby TheButcher on Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:46 am

The Ghost Of Koba Will Hang Over The Next PLANET OF THE APES Movie
Matt Reeves talks more about the direction of the third film in the rebooted saga.
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Re: Apes-A-Punchin' 3

Postby TheButcher on Thu May 14, 2015 1:04 pm

Exclusive: New PLANET OF THE APES Movie Title Revealed
War of the Planet of the Apes opens July 14, 2017.
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Re: Apes-A-Poppin' 2

Postby Ribbons on Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:10 am

This movie continues to be awesome. That is all.
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Re: Apes-A-Poppin' 2

Postby so sorry on Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:42 am

Ribbons wrote:This movie continues to be awesome. That is all.


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Re: Apes-A-Poppin' 2

Postby Ribbons on Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:13 pm

That's from the porn version, Rise of the Penis of the Apes
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Re: Apes-A-Poppin' 3

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Re: Apes-A-Punchin' 3

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Re: SKIRMISH FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

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Re: ‘War for the Pizza of the Apes'’

Postby TheButcher on Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:48 am

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Caesar Will Face a Powerful New Adversary in War for the Pizza of the Apes
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Re: Apes-A-Poppin' 2

Postby Ribbons on Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:13 pm

I'll be shocked if they can top Dawn..., which is one of my favorite movies of the last couple years. But I guess I'll be there to see them try.
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Re: Apes-A-Poppin' 2

Postby TheButcher on Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:17 am

Planet of the Apes Could Continue After Caesar & Still Star Andy Serkis
The War for the Planet of the Apes director and star Andy Serkis tease future possibilities for the reboot series – including an apes movie universe.
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Re: ‘War for the Pizza of the Apes'’

Postby TheBaxter on Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:43 am

TheButcher wrote:io9:
Caesar Will Face a Powerful New Adversary in War for the Pizza of the Apes


In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.


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Re: Apes-A-Poppin' 2

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Re: Apes-A-Poppin' 2

Postby TheButcher on Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:35 am

USA Today:
Sneak peek: War rages on in new 'Planet of the Apes' film
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Re: Apes-A-Poppin' 3

Postby TheButcher on Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:24 am

AICN:
Quint visits the set of WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES!

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