Beneath, Escape, Conquest

Obviously planet of the apes films! I’m just finishing off conquest, which is my favourite of them all, and it is great to watch them again all in sequence. It really brings the films to life and shows you just what a great concept they were.

Overall I’ve been really impressed with these films. I think they’ve stood the test of time and they still work well together. Of course you couldn’t make films like that now. They are slow, ponderous and thoughtful that I’m not sure they’d work cold for a modern audience. I think that was also shown by the terrible remake that came out.

I’m enjoying these immensely and looking forward to watching the lot and the documentary DVD at the end as well.