“Planet of the Apes” the Franchise is a Franchise that stretches back all the way to the novel by Pierre Boulle called “Planet of the Apes,” in English. I tried reading it but the protagonist was so unlikable I had to stop. When I think “Planet of the Apes,” I think of the first movies that inspired the current remakes.
The Franchise began with “Planet of the Apes (1968)” and would have four more films fleshing out the story from there. I have only seen the first one and “Beneath the Planet of the Apes,” as well as the 2001 Tim Burton remake of “Planet of the Apes,” and the new “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” It has been so long since seeing most of those though that this retrospect will be looking at them all with new and fresh eyes…as well as ending the retrospect with watching “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” and doing a comparison and rating them all from worst to best. As a lover of sci. fi. I look forward to seeing the different directors’ visions and how different each of the films are.
As I review the films I look forward to hearing your thoughts and what you remember of these films and this franchise. So without further ado, time to visit the Planet of the Apes.