"I soon succeeded in convincing myself that well-trained animals might well... become expert in in all the human arts, including the art of cinematography." -Pierre Boulle
Tim Burton was so wrapped up in the idea that this was about the apes, that he apparently was humanitarian enough to let a real live ape write the script.
The film was 15% Planet of the Apes, 15% Tim Burton, and 70% Hollywood Bull Crap.
The plot is thin, the dialogue ridiculous, and the ending a completely predictable insult to viewer intelligence. Fortunately the special effects (by Rick Baker) are perfect... so what you end up with is a lump of coal wrapped in pretty wrapping paper.
Two Stars for Planet of the Apes! A waste of potential!
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