In remaking this classic sci-fi horror film director Tim Burton takes on a whopping challenge and succeeds. Astronaut Leo Davidson (Mark Wahlberg) is part of a space station crew that in the year 2029 is conducting experiments in training genetically engineered chimps to perform complex away missions. When Leos chimp disappears into a worm hole Leo unadvisedly goes after him ending up in a parallel world in which the monkeys are the keepers and humans are traded and caged like animals. Its a horrifying place and the whole atmosphere colored by Burtons direction and Rick Bakers incredible special effects makeup is charged with terror. Leo becomes a heroic figure in the eyes of his defeated human brethren and he puts his trust--and his hope for escape--in Ari (Helena Bonham Carter) a forward-thinking ape who believes in human rights. But Leo has formidable opponents in Thade (Tim Roth) and Attar (Michael Clark Duncan) two power-hungry testosterone-charged apes who wish to rid the planet of humans altogether. This excellent rendition of PLANET OF THE APES is more than just a remake it includes intense physicality on the part of the actors complex mythology lacing the story chilling philosophical realizations and an amazing cameo by original APES star Charlton Heston. The combination of those complex parts make for a riveting viewing experience.
Audio commentary by Tim Burton, Easter Egg - Chimp commentary
Release Date: 14 May 2007
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
Production Year: 2001
Main Language: English
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