Planet Of The Apes

News, Reviews & Features
  • Our new not unlistenable podcast: War For The Planet Of The Apes

    Movie Feature | Matt Looker | 12th July 2017

    Yes, we did another podcast. No wait, come back! This one is only 20 minutes and it might be good! Well... it is only 20 minutes.

  • War For The Planet Of The Apes

    Movie Review | Ali Gray | 7th July 2017

    The Apes franchise has followed a pretty predictable release pattern thus far: they arrive with nary a fanfare smack bang in the middle of summer blockbuster season and subsequently smash the low expectations they set. Rise and Dawn were both sleeper hits, but War For The Planet Of The Apes brings with it a little too much baggage. Hung heavy with the weight of expectation, it is a largely bleak and downbeat affair: if this is to be the climactic part of the Apes saga, it feels like a graceful and dignified exit, but you can't help but think it could have gone out with more of a bang.

  • The 2014 movie poster mash-up you didn't know you didn't want to see

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 7th August 2014

    I'm just sayin' what everyone be thinkin', yo. (Large here).

  • Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

    Movie Review | Ali Gray | 14th July 2014

    CGI guys: I think it's safe to say the monkeys look enough like monkeys now. So could we maybe move the focus onto, y'know, the humans? Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is similar to its predecessor, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, in that the revolutionary effects work is so impressive, it successfully distracts from the film's complete and total lack of three-dimensional human characters. Though Dawn is a sturdy sequel that really gets into the swing of things about an hour or so in, it slips on that same banana peel – in making monkey more interesting and more fully-rounded than man, you question why they even bother giving the humans any screen time at all. I can confidently say that a third Apes movie featuring no human characters whatsoever would be the perfect evolution for an otherwise thrilling series that has itself evolved way beyond reasonable expectations.

  • See the finished CGI of the new Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes pic

    Movie Feature | Matt | 11th May 2013

    Move mouse over image to see the complete CGI version!

    That's right, I made you move your mouse for a cheap gag. Deal with it.

  • Andy Serkis for an Oscar? Let's nip this in the bud, shall we?

    Movie News | Ali | 4th November 2011

    According to reputable film-type people, Fox are going to push an Oscar campaign for Andy Serkis, due to his excellent motion-capture work in Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. You maniacs! Etc.

  • The 10 dumbest things about Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

    Movie Feature | Luke | 2nd September 2011

    Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes dragged its knuckles into cinemas a few weeks ago, meeting with almost universal acclaim. And rightly so, it's a lot of fun. But just because a movie is good doesn't mean it can't be as dumb as a pile of sticks, with plot holes big enough to float the Titanic through. In 3D.

  • Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

    Movie Review | Matt | 9th August 2011

    Since the original Planet of the Apes was released in 1968, it has spawned four sequels, two TV series and a critically disparaged Burton remake. But that all finished 10 years ago so of course it’s time for a prequel/reboot/cash-grab. But can this new film actually offer anything new to a pretty well-exhausted canon, or is it just scraping the bottom of the barrel of monkeys?

  • No poster would be complete without an unnecessary helicopter

    Movie Feature | Ali | 27th July 2011

    Exposed: the practice of chucking in a helicopter to make a movie poster look more exciting. Because helicopters equals excitement, and excitement equals PROFIT!

  • New Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes poster is, er, good question

    Movie News | Luke | 24th June 2011

    Just what the world needed - another hilariously shitty movie poster. This one does have angry apes throwing 'black power' salutes in front a burning city whilst helicopter gunships circle overhead, though.