Planet of the Apes
release year:1968 genre:science fiction viewing setting:home laserdisc, 4/11/99 what I expected:no idea - I'd never seen it what I got:pretty neat movie
synopsis:Astronauts bound for Earth get blown off course and end up on a planet where intelligent apes rule and humans are wild animals.
impressions:In turns, this movie fascinated, disgusted, and interested me. The blatant racism...well, it's not even racism, because the humans are the wild animals here. It's a neat premise and I find myself interested in watching the other four movies to see where this goes.
acting:Charlton Heston does a good job; I can't really comment on any of the others.
the good:Genuinely interesting idea, good twist ending.
the bad:The kangaroo court scene made me want to kill the apes.
final word:Good start to what could be a good series.
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