Tim Burton’s ‘re-imagining’ of the 1968 Charlton Heston classic b-movie has all of the apes, but none of the imagination of the original. It won’t commit to being a social satire or a comedy, so it burrows right down the middle, playing it as safe as ever.
The apes look good, and are tons more interesting than the humans. That’s about all I can say I enjoyed in this disappointing movie. That, and the irony of NRA president Heston (in a cameo as a dying ape leader) talking about how guns were proof that humans once ruled over apes. the ending is absolutely ridiculous, and unfortunately, sets it up for the inevitable- a sequel.