Sunday, January 08, 2006


So Telemundo was showing Tim Burton's "re-imagining" of Planet of the Apes last night, And while the FX were amazing, I still get a bit creeped out watching it. If you haven't seen it yet, I'm sorry, but you've had five years to see it on accident.

On to the creepiness...So Marky Mark lands on the aforementioned planet, apes are running the show, blah blah blah. He's captured, but one ape feels sorry for him and helps him escape[Ari, played by Helena Bonham Carter]:

Soon after that, Marky Mark and the girl monkey find a group of rebel humans, along with the daughter of their leader, played by model/actress Estella Warren [She'll be the one in the middle]:

During the movie, there's a fair bit of sexual tension, but I'll let Roger Ebert explain from his review:

...wants to be all things to all men, and all apes...It's a social satire and then backs away from pushing that angle too far. It even has a weird intra-species romantic triangle in it.

It could have supported, or attacked, the animal rights movement. It could have dealt with the intriguing question of whether a man and a gorilla having sex is open-mindedness, or bestiality (and, if bestiality, in both directions?).


Sure, Corpse Bride may have been about marrying dead people, but at least they were all the same species.

Mike G.

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