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Planet of the Apes [2001] (2 discs)

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Director:Tim Burton
Writer:Lawrence Konner
Mark Rosenthal
William Broyles Jr.
Composer:Danny Elfman
Length:124 minutes
(2 hours 4 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Suggested Event Use:Halloween
Sorting Category:SciFi
Sorting Tub:India
IMDB Rating:5.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:46%
Amazon Rating:3.0/5 stars
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  • Sci-Fi
  • Drama
  • Mystery
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Synopsis: Captain Leo Davidson is lost in a storm in space only to emerge and crash land on a planet ruled by apes.


Reaction: Good action and stupendous makeup, but this version loses a bit of the heart of the original. It's still fun, though.


Personal Rating: 7/10


Highlights
"Get your stinking hands off me, you damn dirty human!"

Tim Burton => Director
Lawrence Konner => Writer
Mark Rosenthal => Writer
William Broyles Jr. => Writer
Danny Elfman => Composer
Pierre Boulle => Inspired by Novel "La plančte des singes"
Anne Ramsay => Lt. Col. Grace Alexander
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa => Krull
Charlton Heston => Zaius, Thade's Father
Chris Ellis => Lt. General Karl Vasich
David Warner => Sandar
Deep Roy => Thade's Niece / Gorilla Kid
Erick Avari => Tival
Estella Warren => Daena
Glenn Shadix => Senator Nado
Helena Bonham Carter => Ari
Joanna Krupa => Friend at Leo's Party
Kam Heskin => Friend at Leo's Party
Kevin Grevioux => 2nd Ape Soldier / Ape Commander / Limbo's 1st Handler
Kris Kristofferson => Karubi
Linda Harrison => Woman in Cart
Lisa Marie => Nova
Mark Christopher Lawrence => Friend at Leo's Party
Mark Wahlberg => Captain Leo Davidson
Martin Klebba => Monkey Grinders Pet
Michael Clarke Duncan => Attar
Paul Giamatti => Limbo
Rick Baker => Old Ape #2
Shonda Farr => Friend at Leo's Party
Tim Roth => Thade

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Charlton Heston, spokesman for the NRA, is the only ape on the planet to own a gun.
  • Michael Clarke Duncan sprained his ankle during filming and was forced to go to the hospital in his full gorilla makeup.
  • The desert battle sequence was shot at Trona Peaks, California - the same location used for the Star Trek V: The Final Frontier God-world scenes.
  • In order to star in the film, Tim Roth declined the role of Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
  • Mark Wahlberg joined the film after meeting with Tim Burton for only five minutes. He was so anxious to work with Burton that he agreed to play any part. Wahlberg dropped out of the role of Linus in Ocean's Eleven (2001) to do this film.
  • The "reworked" Tim Burton ending for this film is based on the original book ending as written by Pierre Boulle.
  • Director Tim Burton has been quoted as saying that he has a fear of monkeys.
  • Exterior shots were filmed at Lake Powell, Arizona, the same location as the original Planet of the Apes.