Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Planet of the Apes (2001)

Directed by Tim Burton

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth, Michael Clarke Duncan


Really didn’t need to be made. A genius like Burton should spend his time creating original material, not remaking other people’s ideas. Some original twists, and the sppace effects are good. The costuming and make-up in this high-budget remake are obviously good, but the characters are stale. Wahlberg’s not best choice. Roth is good but needs to do more than look mean. Warren is nothing special. Nova was hotter.

The “why can’t we be equal” argument just doesn’t carry as much weight as it did in the 60’s. The end, looking up at Lincoln, was predicatable and laughable.

How could chimps spawn gorillas and orangutans?

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