The Weekly Planet - Best & Worst PLANET OF THE APES Films

The Weekly Planet - Best & Worst PLANET OF THE APES Films

This week TWP team discuss Kevin Smith's supposed leaked Batman V Superman script, the new Man Of Steel suit, Star Wars Ep VII, Planet Hulk and more! Plus we break down the best and worst films from the Planet Of The Apes franchise. Hit the jump to support the show!

The Planet Of The Apes franchise has certainly managed to hit some extreme high's and low's over the years. That's bound to happen though considering the amount of sequels to the original plus it eventually being rebooted. Twice. Check out the embedded audio track below for a look at the original series, though to the abisimal Tim Burton reboot and then right up to the current reinterpretation of the franchise.  And be sure to subscribe to The Weekly Planet on iTunes.  Spoilers for all released films.

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FastFlames - 7/8/2014, 3:55 PM
Love it!!! Keep up the good work guys!!!
Humperdink - 7/8/2014, 3:58 PM
Abary - 7/8/2014, 4:02 PM
Rise, because unlike the others, they made a legitimately emotional and well written film, instead of a generic action movie about war. The first was good since it was the first to use the Planet of the Apes concept, but everything after that up until Rise was just a rehash of that.
SuperCat - 7/8/2014, 4:02 PM
Can't really think of an "Apes" movie that I dislike. They're all good fun.
Karmatron - 7/8/2014, 4:03 PM
I hope the Apes with a Brain can stop the robots with nothing in their heads

Let's hope for the masses to stop throwing their money to the crap fest that bayformers 4 age os xplosions is
Karmatron - 7/8/2014, 4:05 PM

so you are saying that you liked The Apes vs one Expresion Marky Mark?

: O
Pasto - 7/8/2014, 4:05 PM
There is one Apes movie that I thought was the bees knees...

Humperdink - 7/8/2014, 4:07 PM


sKeemAn - 7/8/2014, 4:07 PM
Dawn & GOTG are my most anticipated movies this year.
Humperdink - 7/8/2014, 4:08 PM

It was all fun and games until you brought the racism.
SuperCat - 7/8/2014, 4:09 PM
Lol @ Karmatron

Ok, it wasn't the best. Action wasn't bad. And I liked Roth as the antagonist.
Karmatron - 7/8/2014, 4:21 PM

I'll give you that, the action wasn't that bad. The way the apes moved was great, those [frick]ing jumps man!

What ruined for me was the end I was like WTF!!!

haha but yeah I would put it like this:
1.-Planet of the Apes
2.-Rise of the Planet of the Apes
3.-Beneath the Planet of the Apes
4.-Battle for the Planet of the Apes
5.-Escape from the Planet of the Apes
6.-Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
7.-Planet of the Apes (TIM BURTON)

I think that if Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is at least half the good that Rise was I might put it in third place.

But yeah! Apes rules!

@Humperdink respect bro! ; )
SuperCat - 7/8/2014, 4:25 PM
@ Karmatron

Can't argue with that list! Well done!
Karmatron - 7/8/2014, 4:29 PM
This review gives me a terrible hype for this film:

"Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter stated that the film "manages to do at least three things exceptionally well that are hard enough to pull off individually: Maintain a simmering level of tension without let-up for two hours, seriously improve on a very good first entry in a franchise and produce a powerful humanistic statement using a significantly simian cast of characters. In the annals of sequels, Dawn is to Rise of the Planet of the Apes what The Empire Strikes Back was to Star Wars—it's that much better."

Man! if what McCarthy says is truth then this Movie might turn even better than X-men days of future past, Captain America Winter Soldier and Edge of Tomorrow (the three best movies of the year to me)

What an amazing year we have had for CBMs and Sci Fi movies!
cwb77 - 7/8/2014, 4:43 PM
Beneath the Planet of the Apes is BY FAR #1. The rest..., you guys can debate that.
LubedUp - 7/8/2014, 4:56 PM
Mark Wahlberg POTA is the best.
Karmatron - 7/8/2014, 5:05 PM

Nice list!

If the early reviews are to be trusted DAWN might be better than RISE.

Can't wait to see it : )
Karmatron - 7/8/2014, 5:06 PM

beware, I think I saw MR Shumway in another thread...
JackRyan9859 - 7/8/2014, 6:04 PM
just give us the list...I ain't listening to no stupid podcast
Ryguy88 - 7/8/2014, 6:33 PM
Is there a "best of" version of this? I don't really feel like listening to it for 90 mins.
Pasto - 7/8/2014, 6:41 PM
Alfredo27 - 7/9/2014, 5:05 AM
in part 1 when the ape is smoking the blunt guarding heston, one of my favorite scenes of all time. He puts his legs up on the desk and sparks up.
TK0421 - 7/9/2014, 9:05 AM
1. Planet of the Apes
2. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
3. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
4. Escape from the Planet of the Apes
5. Battle for the Planet of the Apes
6. Beneath the Planet of the Apes

the remake never happened...

and Beneath and battle were both pretty mediocre at best. the mutant stuff in beneath was retarded and brent was a boring replacement for taylor. and Battle was enjoyable, but had the production budget of like a tv movie, as well the fact that its only 10 years later and apes are already talking and highly intelligent? yea ok. and its way too light and fluffy especially coming off Conquest which was incredibly dark and powerful

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