Being a long time fan of the originals with Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall and Kim Hunter I was hopeful the re-make with Mark Wahlberg would be good. The ape makeup was amazing. The special effects were well done. The plot... not so much. I was disappointed with the re-make. Normally anything that Tim Burton touches turns to gold at a minimum. Diamond studded Platinum at it's best. Not this time. But, I admit I let my love of the originals cloud my experience with this re-make.
Now with that being said, I'm hopeful for this new "Apes" movie. There is so much material there the writers could draw upon and improve but I have a feeling from the trailers I've seen it won't be like that. I wonder if there will be an "Armando" character to help guide Caesar?
Like lots of others, I will be there to find out because I love the "Apes" movies. Lots of good memories of my Dad and I watching the originals on the couch, eating popcorn. Good times... good times.
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