Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hail Caesar!!

Did you know that humans suck? Just ask this guy! This'll be my last Ape for a while, but I really enjoyed making these customs. Plus, it finally prompted me to pick up the Planet of the Apes box set, and watch the really strange TV show from 1974. After the first film, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes is by far the best of the series. And it's mainly because of Caesar as played by Roddy McDowell. Conquest is without a doubt one of the craziest films I've ever seen from a major studio...watching it really is a revelation of how different the world is today than in 1972...we've become so coddled and sheltered in so many ways. I've heard that Fox is looking to make a film based on Caesar's would be interesting to see if they could match the madness and potency of J. Lee Thompson's no-budget direction and the driving political commentary of Paul Dehn's script. With the exception of the "Cat and Dog Plague of 1983" bit, Conquest is a worthy bit of hard sci-fi cinema. Hail Caesar!

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