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Dawn of the planet of the apes...or yawn?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by REDVOLUTION, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member

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    I was shocked at how much I enjoyed "Rise". And yet I don't have very high expectations for "Dawn". I'll probably see it, though. Unlike any "Transformers" movie, which you couldn't pay me enough to see.
  2. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    MW has gotten used to disappointing movies after watching the cowboys for the last 17 years
  3. kristie

    kristie Well-Known Member

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    never was a fan of planet of the apes so i'm not going to see this one. i find the story completely ridiculous. JMO.
  4. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    Problem is, that lab would've immediately gone on lock down and everyone would've been quarantined.
  5. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    well....transformers is based off a cartoon.....and the last two were horribly bad. first one was only ok imo.

    For this to be possible, this virus would have to eliminate like 90% of the world's population, because people are very efficient at killing things......just saying. Especially if what they're killing

    A.) Isn't Human
    and
    B.) Is trying to become the dominant species

    There would be so many "war atrocities" committed since our foe isn't human, that we would wipe them out, even if it meant an even smaller percentage of survivors on our part.
  6. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Zone Supporter

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    Perhaps in the real world. And if the characters involved understood the volatile nature the vaccine would have on the human central nervous system in gaseous form. And if the lab's director was less motivated to produce profits for shareholders and did not command his staff to ignore safety precautions as often as he did.

    Then again, no lab accident meant no world catastrophe for the human race for the film's plot. No catastrophe meant no...Rise of The Planet of the Apes. lol. The filmmakers could have copied the catastrophe of the first movie franchise but that would not support the sudden evolutionary leap in logical thinking for the apes. Maybe they could have used SPACE ALIENS, who judged humans unfit, killed them off with weird environmentally safe beams of energy, and zapped the apes' brains with super IQ energies. Heck, anything's possible in Hollywood. :)
  7. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    Just like the thread about Godzilla, some of you people way overanalyze a freakin fictional movie.

    It's FICTION, don't like it, don't watch it. I for one can enjoy movies like these cuz I don't need a movie to be "realistic" to enjoy it.

    Lighten up, Frances.
  8. Aikmaniac

    Aikmaniac Well-Known Member

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    Call me crazy, but I can't get past Heston's over-acting.
  9. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    And I get that. He was like that in most of his films, but I don't think it was done on purpose it was just him being him.



    To me that's what made him entertaining as an actor.
  10. Aikmaniac

    Aikmaniac Well-Known Member

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    True. He was entertaining.

    I wonder if that style would work in today's film making. Not saying that this era is better or worse than Heston's...just a thought.
  11. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    You raise an interesting point.

    I'm not sure it would work.

    But in that era (and prior) the actor who lived on the edge of over-acting like Heston, like John Wayne, like Gable, Bogart, Cagney... And the fans (or the majority of the fans) loved it.

    Today the acting or even over acting is replaced by car chases, profanity, sex and a lot of cgi. Now is all that bad? No, but it certainly is different.
  12. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member

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    That's what makes it great, IMO. Better over actor than William Shatner.
  13. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Give me Heston over the likes of Affleck and Clooney anyday.
  14. Lodeus

    Lodeus Well-Known Member

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  15. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Zone Supporter

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    I see Todd McCarthy has already done a review, giving it a 100. He's one of about three movie critics I bother reading from time to time. He did not care for the original reboot as much as this one, but he gave the first movie a grade in the 80's I think. I had decided to wait awhile before seeing it (my next for sure movie is my avatar, lol), but I may get tickets during premiere week now.
  16. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Of all time, period?? Come on, man.

    In relation to the OP, I think the movie is gonna be good. The first one, other than James Franco, was tremendous. But origin stories are always easier, let's see what happens now.
  17. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Classic!!

    Heston was in rare form. Talking about humanity. Hating on this... Hating in that...

    Then it happened....

    He sees apes riding horseback and hears a talking ape.

    Nice kick in the head.

    Awesome setup!
  18. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Obviously different tastes for different folks but...

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  19. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    Ha. I've always assumed that his over-acting was just kind of what was expected. Like, that, was good acting back then.
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  20. RonSpringsdaman20

    RonSpringsdaman20 Ace Deuce Zone Supporter

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    I really liked the "Rise"... Cesar's rise to power, and his division between the humans and his fellow apes was cool, kept me interested until the action in the last act.

    I expect the second to be solid, If not spectacular...

    Although the fact that we are talking about a series that has been remade over and over, and Transformers 4 by famous porn action director Bay, means.........Hollywood is running out of ideas.

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