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post #31 of 134
Just saw the trailer last night and as a fan of the originals, I say, bring on the apes .. how bad can it be .. ?
post #32 of 134
Well, looks like this one is getting really good reviews so far! How refreshing.
My son and I recently went through the original apes series so this is perfect timing.
Can't wait to see it this weekend.
post #33 of 134
After watching the new trailers, I dunno if this movie is a good thing.

Demonizing apes is a pretty tacky thing to do, when you consider the plight of the current species today.
The prospect of the Great Apes living in the wild for much longer is a long shot, at best.

The last thing needed is for the Great Unwashed to come to the conclusion the biggest threat to their meth-making communities is apes.
post #34 of 134
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After watching the new trailers, I dunno if this movie is a good thing.

Demonizing apes is a pretty tacky thing to do, when you consider the plight of the current species today.
The prospect of the Great Apes living in the wild for much longer is a long shot, at best.

I agree completely, Oink.

In fact, I'm going to pour myself a drink, put on my sea turtle boots while walking around on my seal skin rug, and brush the feathers on my stuffed bald eagle while I contemplate the atrocities of James Franco, Scientist.

post #35 of 134
Reminds me of the great sci-fi short "Flowers for Algernon", where a super-intelligence serum is given to a retarded man, Charlie Gordon, whose life is predictably changed by his newfound smarts. Tragic and poignant end to that one, of course. Probably not as bloody as this one, I'm guessing.
post #36 of 134
84% Fresh on RT.com as of this morning. Surprising.
post #37 of 134
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84% Fresh on RT.com as of this morning. Surprising.
Based on the trailers (and James Franco being cast as a scientist), I'd say shocking rather than just surprising.
post #38 of 134
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i agree completely, oink.

In fact, i'm going to pour myself a drink, put on my sea turtle boots while walking around on my seal skin rug, and brush the feathers on my stuffed bald eagle while i contemplate the atrocities of james franco, scientist.

lol!
post #39 of 134
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Based on the trailers (and James Franco being cast as a scientist), I'd say shocking rather than just surprising.
Yup. Some reviewer mentioned Franco's performance was something like a skate-board-shop dude as a scientist.

Gawd I hate casting decisions based on pulling younger demographics. (Boy, that worked well for the last Oscar Telecast!) I'll do my best to ignore him while he's on screen.
post #40 of 134
Here's a story you can "monkey around" with. From the Smithsonian. Story here:

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/arou...+Mall)&utm_con
post #41 of 134
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Here's a story you can "monkey around" with. From the Smithsonian. Story here:

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/arou...+Mall)&utm_con

Great find!
post #42 of 134
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Some reviewer mentioned Franco's performance was something like a skate-board-shop dude as a scientist.

Visions of Matthew Broderick....
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120685/
post #43 of 134
It's getting good reviews, but one thing is keeping me back from this: James Franco. Maybe his acting has dramatically improved.....nahhhhh!
post #44 of 134
Can't wait man
post #45 of 134
I'll watch it for sure, but all the raves I've read are about the mocap and Serkis.
post #46 of 134
Gonna see this at our local Drive In movie theater with my brother and my son.
Talk about the perfect nostalgia trip: It was at the Drive In that my brother and I saw all the Apes movies, so it's so fun to experience another Apes movie that way with my son (who just watched all the Apes movies with me recently).
post #47 of 134
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Gonna see this at our local Drive In movie theater with my brother and my son.
Talk about the perfect nostalgia trip: It was at the Drive In that my brother and I saw all the Apes movies, so it's so fun to experience another Apes movie that way with my son (who just watched all the Apes movies with me recently).

That's pretty cool, Rich.
post #48 of 134
Here's my short review of the film:

http://www.yorkregion.com/what's...eturn-to-glory

Let me know what you think.
post #49 of 134
I just got back from the movies.My Theather is state of the art with DLP digtal and killer sound.They had it in the big rooms and I will say I was very impress.The movie is first rate.Very intense and really ties into now days with the plot.The apes are just unreal.How they pull this off I do not know.It looks so real.The movie is not for young kids.I saw Cowboys and Aliens last week and this movie is in another class.Acting is good.The pace is excellent.Moves along very fast.It has a ending after the movie end so do not get up.The whole crowd got up and me and then it starts up again with a mindblowing ending.I think the Mr Heston would be proud.Very few movies any more get me fired up and this one did.Everyone was talking on the way out how good they like it.A classic might of been born today.Thanks by the way I am 54 years old and have seen all the originals many times and I put this one right next to the first one.Thanks
post #50 of 134
Huh. Most of the reviews I've been reading today have gone out of the way to say that the CGI and mo-cap are pretty bad, especially in the first half of the movie.
post #51 of 134
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Huh. Most of the reviews I've been reading today have gone out of the way to say that the CGI and mo-cap are pretty bad, especially in the first half of the movie.

I've read just the opposite, that the mo-cap is amazing and high praise for Serkis.
post #52 of 134
Josh Z.You need to get out more from your moms basement.
post #53 of 134
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Huh. Most of the reviews I've been reading today have gone out of the way to say that the CGI and mo-cap are pretty bad, especially in the first half of the movie.

Those people must have some ocular issues they're not aware of. The CGI is superb!
post #54 of 134
Scott Chitwood from Comingsoon.net gave it a 8.5/10, guess it may end up being one of the better summer films.
post #55 of 134
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I just got back from the movies.My Theather is state of the art with DLP digtal and killer sound.They had it in the big rooms and I will say I was very impress.The movie is first rate.Very intense and really ties into now days with the plot.The apes are just unreal.How they pull this off I do not know.It looks so real.The movie is not for young kids.I saw Cowboys and Aliens last week and this movie is in another class.Acting is good.The pace is excellent.Moves along very fast.It has a ending after the movie end so do not get up.The whole crowd got up and me and then it starts up again with a mindblowing ending.I think the Mr Heston would be proud.Very few movies any more get me fired up and this one did.Everyone was talking on the way out how good they like it.A classic might of been born today.Thanks by the way I am 54 years old and have seen all the originals many times and I put this one right next to the first one.Thanks

Is the space tab broken on your pc? or did you have your 7 yr old type it up for you?
post #56 of 134
I'm a real sci-fi buff, so it's nice to see a good sci-fi movie (based on the original Apes books) coming out this summer. I'll definitely catch this one.

Now I finally have an excuse to break open my 5-disc Apes Blu-Ray set.
post #57 of 134
I was going to dismiss this film but after reading these reviews ill have to see it.
post #58 of 134
Can't belive some are just concern with the CGI effects.What makes a movie is the story and plot kids.Grow up.
post #59 of 134
So I wonder... With the reviews overall very positive, how come James Franco was bashing the film a few weeks/months ago? is he just stupid or lacks any sort of judgment? was it a preemptive measure? ...Now that he said that the movie basically sucked and "they" were gonna blame it on him, how does he feel with everyone saying the movie is very good? I guess he will magically change his mind then... I'll see it tomorrow and try to forget he's in it perhaps.
post #60 of 134
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Josh Z.You need to get out more from your moms basement.

you need to use spellcheck or have one of your monks proofread your sentences budda
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