Saturday, 13 December 2014

Tim Burton's Planet Of The Apes (2001) Part 6

This is why we hate Burton's shit film. This.

...and this.

...and of course this plank of wood.

Rick Baker: "As good as the makeups were on the original, I feel we can do better." 
Really, Rick? Really?

Planet of the Apes (1968) vs Planet of the Apes (2001) – Some people remember Tim Burton’s remake as the first to elicit the, now very very tired, reaction of ‘why bother?’ Why bother indeed, as Burton’s film became more of an action-movie-meets-comical-farce than a satirical allegory of human kind that the original so deftly pulled off. Burton’s film features some phenomenal ape makeups (pulled off by maestro Rick Baker) and a strangely attractive female ape character played by H.B.C, but the film’s ponderous battle sequences, goofy sets (goofier than the original believe it or not) and nonsensical, what-the-fuck ending proved to be movie’s undoing. There was room to go back to the original French novel and mine it for more substantial material, but Burton sadly resigned himself to try and unseat a classic. Original wins, no contest whatsoever.- review by Rajneel Singh, from Film Is A Harsh Mistress

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