Planet Of The Apes Essay

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If you like watching adventurous movies featuring special effects and makeup that will leave you deciding between fiction and reality, this is one movie you must watch. Starring Tim Roth, Helena Bonham Carter, and Estella Warren, Tim Burton provides the world of cinema with an action-packed adventure of a lifetime. Despite being a remake, Planet of the Apes easily pushed aside its competition, mainly Jurassic Park 3 and Rush Hour 2, to claim the first place in the US postal box office, staying in 1st for several weeks.The main focus of the movie is Tim Roth, an US astronaut with an attitude. Disregarding straight orders from his commander, he heroically goes out into space to save his monkey who has been caught up in an electromagnetic storm, only to find himself fighting for his life. An explosion within the storm causes him to travel through time, crashing on an unknown, upside-down planet. Here, the Apes rule and humans are nothing but caged salves. Immediately, he takes charge and escapes from slavery with a few friends, resulting in having the entire Ape race on his trail. Retrieving a tracking devise from his pod, he is directed by it towards the mother ship that he believed to have landed on the planet in his search. The place of the ship is a sacred, off limits land, where the Ape generation first began. Not caring about the consequences, he finds his way into this sacred land, only to discover the true cause of the Ape's intelligence.Though by face the Apes do not resemble humans, they all portray an incredible amount of human qualities. (Name,) the chief military leader of the Apes, is shown to be a selfish, stubborn Ape. These qualities are...

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