Metafilter opinions on Planet of the Apes
After watching the trailer in the theater, my wife opined that this film should be renamed “Super Jumpin’ Monkeys!” Personally, I think it’s going to suck giant bananas and will possess none of the weird antihero vibe or timeless style of the original version. It’s going to be yet another assembly-line Hollywood action-film regurgitation with a dollop of Tim Burton’s wearisome outsider angst on top. The best we can hope for is some truly hamfisted dialogue from MarkyMark, but he’s no Chuckie Heston.
Wow. I thought it looked way cool from the trailers. Silly me. Then, I’m easily impressed.