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Which "Planet of the Apes" movie is your favorite?

Asked by timeand_distance (1287points) May 23rd, 2009

This is a pretty specific question, but I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not.

I absolutely loved the original (duh, who didn’t?) but beneath the planet of the apes, was, well. not really what i had hoped for.

so go ahead, alert me of spoilers, should i waste my time watching the rest of the sequels? was that just a jank movie compared to the rest of them? Or is it just all downhill from the original?

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PandoraBoxx's avatar

It’s all downhill from the original. No budget to do production correctly. TMC or AMC did a feature on the series, and discussed the shortcomings of the sequels, mostly attributable to budget.

kevbo's avatar

I made human costumes and was on the 2nd unit set for the 2001 version, so I’m a little partial.

Jeruba's avatar

Oh, the original, beyond any doubt. It was fun to see the characters carry on, but none of the sequels really had anything to top the thrill and the punch line of the first one.

dannyc's avatar

Charlton Heston had some great sci-fi addition to the Apes, I loved Soylent Green..should try and find that one on DVD..hmmm

evolverevolve's avatar

did you watch the planet of the apes on FX today? the one with mark wahlburg? cause i was watching it too. shit was crazy good. paul giamatti pre-sideways.

Jack_Haas's avatar

How can you top the chilling sight of the statue of liberty’s remains crashed on a beach, especially in the political context of that era ? This is the shot most people remember the movie for and it made it real hard for subsequent efforts to have an equally lasting effect on movie goers.

bright_eyes00's avatar

I never saw the first one but I did see the one with good ole marky mark (mark walhberg) and I liked it. I would like to see the original though.

bythebay's avatar

“I’m a seeker too. But my dreams aren’t like yours. I can’t help thinking that somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man. Has to be.”

filmfann's avatar

The original Chuck Heston movie was the best. Directly downhill from there, including the TV series and Marky Mark’s version (You bastards! You blew it up!)

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