Rate-the-movie 17


By rhys Wed-5-Apr-2017 22:22:53

Admin and 4CW Head Booker · 5,093 comments

Works the same as Rate-the-song. Rate from 1-10, 1 being horrible and 10 being brilliant. It's that simple. You can request one movie for the list at a time. So once you're movie goes on the Request List, you can't choose another til it's been posted as a Rate-the-movie. This rule is in place so I don't have a request list 100 films long and so no one person hogs the request list.

RTM 17: Planet of the Apes (1968) (Surreal)


Planet of the Apes is a 1968 American science fiction film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner. It stars Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, James Daly and Linda Harrison. The screenplay by Michael Wilson and Rod Serling was loosely based on the 1963 French novel La Planète des Singes by Pierre Boulle. Jerry Goldsmith composed the groundbreaking avant-garde score. It was the first in a series of five films made between 1968 and 1973, all produced by Arthur P. Jacobs and released by 20th Century Fox.

The film tells the story of an astronaut crew who crash-land on a strange planet in the distant future. Although the planet appears desolate at first, the surviving crew members stumble upon a society in which apes have evolved into creatures with human-like intelligence and speech. The apes have assumed the role of the dominant species and humans are mute creatures wearing animal skins.

The script was originally written by Rod Serling, but underwent many rewrites before filming eventually began. Directors J. Lee Thompson and Blake Edwards were approached, but the film's producer Arthur P. Jacobs, upon the recommendation of Charlton Heston, chose Franklin J. Schaffner to direct the film. Schaffner's changes included an ape society less advanced—and therefore less expensive to depict—than that of the original novel. Filming took place between May 21 and August 10, 1967, in California, Utah and Arizona, with desert sequences shot in and around Lake Powell, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The film's final "closed" cost was $5.8 million.

The film was released on February 8, 1968, in the United States and was a commercial success, earning a lifetime domestic gross of $32.6 million. The film was groundbreaking for its prosthetic makeup techniques by artist John Chambers, and was well received by critics and audiences, launching a film franchise, including four sequels, as well as a short-lived television show, animated series, comic books, and various merchandising. In particular, Roddy McDowall had a long-running relationship with the Apes series, appearing in four of the original five films (absent, apart from a brief voiceover, from the second film of the series, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, in which he was replaced by David Watson in the role of Cornelius), and also in the television series.

The original series was followed by Tim Burton's remake Planet of the Apes in 2001 and the reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes in 2011. Also in 2001, Planet of the Apes was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Request List
-Army of Darkness (Ninjak)
-Batman (1989) (Snake!)
-Ex Machina (Rhys)
-The Evil Dead (1981) (Benjawi)
-Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (Reamer)

(Will be added once your request on the list has been done - requests off people with no movie on the list take priority).
-Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Ninjak)
-Scarface (Reamer)
-Watchmen (Rhys)
-Django Unchained (Rhys)
-Minority Report (Rhys)
-Training Day (Rhys)
-The Truman Show (Rhys)
-The Wrestler (Rhys)
-Sing Street (Rhys)

Don't forget to request a movie, guys. 🙂

# | Movie (Year) | Rating /10 (Average)
1 / Interstellar (2014) / 9.5
2 / Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) /  9.4
3 / Fight Club (1999) / 9.0
4 / Alien (1979) / 8.8
5 / Hot Fuzz (2007) / 8.5
5 / The Shawshank Redemption (1994) / 8.5
7 / Dawn of the Dead (1978) / 8.3
8 / Predator (1987) / 8.1
9 / Total Recall (1990) / 8.0
9 / Inception (2010) / 8.0
11 / Snatch (2000) / 7.7
12 / The Fountain (2006) / 7.5
13 / The Green Mile (1999) / 7.4
14 / Alien vs Predator (2004) / 6.2
15 / 13 Hours (2016) / 5.7
16 / Marley & Me (2008) / 5.0

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By Snake! Wed-5-Apr-2017 23:26:54

Administrator · 1,174 comments

Always have had a soft spot for this movie.



By rhys Wed-5-Apr-2017 23:32:12

Admin and 4CW Head Booker · 5,093 comments

I'll give it an 8. It holds up considering how old it is and the ending is classic.

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By Ninjak_XO Thu-6-Apr-2017 08:41:18

Main Event · 977 comments

8. An absolute classic. I watched this the other month when I was bored and looking through my collection. Figured it's been too long since I watched the original and seeing trailers for the newer films make me want to watch it. It's still good. I love the new ones, but find it quiet sad that a film from 1968 was so much better in all regards to what came before after that but before the new trilogy of films. That Mark Wahlberg film... I shudder thinking about it. Tim Burton wasn't it? Came no where near close to the original. A true classic.

I have the TV series as well, I might need to go and watch that again soon.



By TheSurrealOne Sat-8-Apr-2017 01:11:12

Count The Lights · 209 comments

10 one of my favorites of alllll time