Sep. 30th, 2011

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A few weeks ago, I bought the 5-disc box set of the Planet of the Apes movies. Last night, we finished watching it. I'm certainly very pleased with my purchase.

243/365

Planet of the Apes
The Charlton Heston classic with the super great ending. This one is a winner.

Beneath the Planet of the Apes
I hadn't seen this one before. It has a fun and interesting sci-fi twist starting about 3/4 in to the movie. I really liked this one.

Escape from the Planet of the Apes
This one dramatically changes the direction of the franchise. It even has a handful of funny moments. I kind of liked this one, but it's pretty scaled back, in terms of plot and scope, from the previous two.

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
The budget for each Ape movie was dramatically less with each sequel. In this one, you can really tell. It was almost entirely shot in "Century City" which is basically a big shopping mall. Hated it.

Battle for the Planet of the Apes
This one came as a surprise to me. I guess I had not seen this one before, either. I thought it was fun and exciting. It also wrapped up the entire series nicely.

Before we shelve the Planet of the Apes series entirely, we have one more film to watch: the dreaded Tim Burton remake. I liked it enough, at the time. I'm sure it will be fun to rewatch.

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Have a great weekend. For those of you going to Disneyland this weekend, I'll see you there!

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