Ah, the final touches on the Planet Of The Apes franchise retrospective. This is and has always been one of my favorite franchises. While it predates me by 13 years, we've been together a long time. And its really exciting to see this new life and rebirth with a prestigious new franchise that is also pretty popular. There's so much to get from these films old and new (well, maybe not one of them, but its batting a higher average). If you're a person that just has a hard time with older films, I feel bad for you because there's some really rich stuff here you're missing out on. I find something great about almost each one of these (sans 1) that I may have never picked up on before with each new viewing.
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonhman Carter, Tim Roth, Michael Clarke Duncan, Kris Kristofferson, Estella Warren...and Charlton Heston for a second.
Never send a monkey to do a man's job!
*So, yeah, I'm behind on this. But, I've been physically unable to type since last Thursday and today is the first day I feel "okay" to give it a go. I finish what I start. And dammit, we're gonna finish Apes even if it is a week later!
Before we move on to the next film in the series, I wanted to touch upon the original Apes phenomenon wasn't quite over. In 1974 and 1975, the series took to the small screen. A live action television show and a cartoon were created, both ultimately having the plug pulled on them before they even were able to finish a proper full first season. The films may have been done, but the Apes were implanted on pop culture, and Fox wanted to keep riding that train to Ape-town.
You know the how this works. Aaron had Jim Dietz and myself on to discuss all things planet of the Apes. Of course the discussion couldn't be JUST that. We talk about the franchise and science fiction of the era Planet of the Apes came out as well. Its another dynamite commentary discussion and it really could have gone well on through Beneath easily (we go past the credits a bit too). We'll save that for another day. But, for this day, here's the the commentary for the original.
I'm taking Naptown Nerd a bit locally to its Naptown name. My good friend Troy Brownfield, a great writer of many things and notably comics. Currently he's pushing letting your local comic book shop know about pre-orders of his series The Blood Queen, in order to make sure the stores are properly stocked and meet demands. I'll let Troy explain after the jump: