War For The Planet Of The Apes

War For The Planet Of The Apes US (2017) Dir. Matt Reeves In closing my review for Spider-Man: Homecoming I said it “might already be the film of the Summer”. I believe I may have spoken too soon…. The third (and final?) film in the rebooted series that began with 2011’s Rise Of The Planet … Continue reading War For The Planet Of The Apes

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes    US (2014) Dir. Matt Reeves The inevitable sequel to 2011’s Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes reboot of the successful sci-fi franchise ups the ante with its tally of talking apes from one to an entire colony in this dark, dystopian tale. Set ten years after … Continue reading Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Battle For The Planet Of The Apes

Battle For The Planet Of The Apes US (1973) Dir. J. Lee Thompson And so we come to the final film in a series that many believed was done and dusted after the first! In contrast to the other films Battle For The Planet Of The Apes is told in flashback as the Lawgiver (a … Continue reading Battle For The Planet Of The Apes

Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes

Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes US (1972) Dir. J. Lee Thompson I do hope that producer Arthur P. Jacobs left screenwriter Paul Dehn something in his will when he passed away in 1973 as once again, Dehn saved Jacobs’s bacon by creating another cracking instalment of the Planet of The Apes saga, the … Continue reading Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes

Planet Of The Apes

  Planet Of The Apes US (1968) Dir. Franklin J. Schaffner After witnessing the 2011 reboot of this franchise which served as the first part of an origins/prequel to this film, I felt duty bound to seek this much heralded classic out, my only memories of it being very fleeting ones of the spin off … Continue reading Planet Of The Apes