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Old 05-04-2018, 06:22 PM
 
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I just saw it again recently, and I thought it was fantastic, and one of the best sci-fi films ever made in my opinion.

However, it's not as well regarded as a classic by today's moviegoers it seems. Other sci-fi classics, such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Terminator, Alien, Blade Runner, and The Thing remake, are all well regarded by today's audience but it seems Planet of the Apes got lost in the shuffle, or is regarded in a lower league for some reason.

What do you think?
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Old 05-04-2018, 08:07 PM
 
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The original Planet of the Apes is regarded as a classic, deservedly so. Not sure where you get the impression it's not.
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Old 05-04-2018, 08:31 PM
 
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Well it's just people I talked to haven't seen it, yet they've seen movies like Star Wars, Alien, Blade Runner, The Terminator, etc.

So I thought maybe Planet of the Apes has become underrated perhaps.
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Old 05-04-2018, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Well it's just people I talked to haven't seen it, yet they've seen movies like Star Wars, Alien, Blade Runner, The Terminator, etc.

So I thought maybe Planet of the Apes has become underrated perhaps.
No, it is revered as a classic and was ground-breaking.
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Old 05-05-2018, 12:37 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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No, it is revered as a classic and was ground-breaking.
Agreed.
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Old 05-05-2018, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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No, it is revered as a classic and was ground-breaking.

It was ground-breaking. I was working concession (first job) when this movie and sequels came out. The theater was packed and movie-goers thrilled.

I have not seen any new Planet movies, as the older ones can't be topped....
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Old 05-05-2018, 03:45 PM
 
Location: NYC
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It's a classic. All the other films your "people" have seen were made in later decades. Many people choose not to watch movies that are too old or in b&w or in another language besides English. Their loss...
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Old 05-05-2018, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
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The ending is probably one of the most shocking and dramatic I have ever known. And still lingers in the mind very vividly.
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Old 05-06-2018, 07:38 AM
 
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I didn't appreciate it the first time out of the gate. Never gave it a look again.
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Old 05-06-2018, 08:06 AM
 
Location: England
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The ending is probably one of the most shocking and dramatic I have ever known. And still lingers in the mind very vividly.
Same here Zee. I saw it in a cinema as a 15 year old kid, and was thrilled by the story. The ending was totally unexpected, and shocked me. I assumed they were on a different planet to earth.
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