I don’t mind the idea of remakes or reboots. Yes, sometimes they appear to be nothing more than a lazy cash grab, but if done correctly they can continue a franchise’s legacy and sometimes even improve on it. One example was the most recent retelling of the classic story of Planet of the Apes.
The first film, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, starred James Franco and was way better than almost anyone thought it would be. While I think it’s an excellent film, part of the reason why I give it so much praise is, I was blown away in comparison to what I had expected.
Let’s hope the now Disney owned franchise (thanks to the Mouse’s acquisition of Fox), can deliver something of the same level of quality, with which according to DiscussingFilm, will see Maze Runner alums Wes Ball to direct and Daniel Dorrance coming on as a production designer.
The original film threw viewers for a loop when the twist at the end revealed Charleton Heston’s character was on Earth the entire time. As for the subsequent films following 1968 original, they didn’t really live up to to the first installment and were
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