1968. dir. Franklin J. Schaffner, starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans.
Seen it before? No.
This movie is hilarious because apes are in charge of a planet and humans have evolved to not being able to speak...a reversal of the world today, how ironic. If you take the movie too seriously you feel beaten down by a seemingly political agenda. If you take it as entertainment you find yourself going Damn that Charlton Heston is good looking but the man can't act...oh crap, I think I agree with Sam again on this one. I remembered that Roddy McDowall was in this movie but forgot he was actually one of the apes. Like Sam I thought the movie was set in what looked like the southwestern part of the USA.
Cute moment - when Charlton Heston kisses Zira
Most annoying character - Dr. Zaius...speaking of which, even though I am not as "schooled" on the Simpsons as my husband is I couldn't get this song out of my head for some reason.
No, I didn't know that it was earth...the movie was made before I was a thought...and I didn't watch Marky Mark's remake either...
Would I watch the original again? Sure, I found it both sad yet funny
Would I watch the remake? I heard it was awful
Last thoughts...CRIKEY there was a television series?!?!?