Episode 77. SERIOUS SERIES 2: Primate Planet Pandemonium

Alex and Jonathan are thrown into the madhouse world of Pierre Boulle’s Planet of the Apes this week as we look at three reboots of the popular franchise: Planet of the Apes (1968), Planet of the Apes (2001), and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014). We talk about how the original series balanced spectacle and thematic weight, where the 2001 adaptation misses the mark, and how the most recent series of reboots takes themes from the original series and puts them in a modern context.

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Skip to: Planet of the Apes (1968) (08:44), Planet of the Apes (2001) (28:43), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (44:40), Overall (1:07:23), Coming Attractions (1:28:16)

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The next installment of our series of film series will focus on the long-running, international Godzilla franchise:

Intro/Outro Music:
Ash by Mike Braudrick

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