Great Moments in Movie History: Planet of the Apes

After enjoying Rise of the Planet of the Apes so much a month ago, I realized that the only other movie in the series that I had seen was the original. Inspired, I re-watched the original and then watched the rest of the original five films in the series (this excludes the Burton film). And while the rest had their flaws, they also had plenty of fun. I enjoyed it. In fact, I enjoyed it enough that I was motivated to create a “Great Moment in Movie History” for 1968’s Planet of the Apes. Enjoy! As always, click on the image for the full-resolution version.


Filed under Great Moments in Movie History, Humor, Movies

9 responses to “Great Moments in Movie History: Planet of the Apes

  1. blondie3

    Greatness…you can express so much with Paint….or a Paint-esque program, he he. 🙂

  2. I saw, “Beyond The Planet of the Apes”(the one with Ricardo Montalban-is that the right one?) at the Boulevard Theatre on Greenmount Avenue&33rd St. here in Baltimore when I was a wee lad. I recall folks actually getting high in the theater. Ahhh the early 70’s.

  3. It was magical at one time. Now it’s a bookstore, I think. But it still looks amazing.

  4. Great image, but I would have liked to have seen your version of one of the actual apes, rather than one of the few scenes where there are no apes.

    • It was kind of a coin flip. Do you include Heston’s loud overacting and a stick figure version of the Statue of Liberty? Or do you include stick figure apes? It’s almost worth completely revisiting again.

  5. Stu

    Very nice, John. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the sequels. I’m a fan of the whole series as well. Obviously, none of them are the original but they all have something unique to offer. I’ll admit, “Battle” was pretty awful. It’s no wonder Fox called it quits on the feature films for a while. Have you seen the television series? It’s nothing great but quite fun for fans.

    I would definitely recommend Pierre Boulle’s excellent novel “Monkey Planet,” which started it all.

    • Would you believe the only one that bugged me was Escape? They all had their share of goofiness- worshipping a bomb, a crying statue, etc…- but the squirrely sitcom portion of Escape drove me bonkers.

      Great tip on that book.

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