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Planet of the Apes
Episode 6: Planet of the Apes (2001)
June 27, 2014

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Title: Planet of the Apes (2001)
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 119 mins
Release Date: July 21, 2001
Director: Tim Burton
Writer(s): William Broyles, Jr., Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Clarke Duncan, Paul Giamatti, Estella Warren
Company: 20th Century Fox

Planet of the Apes seemed to be lost in time after the fifth movie in 1973 and the failed, short-lived TV Series. To studio 20th Century Fox, however, the Apes were always an opportunity for a return, and attempts to revive the franchise went on for over a decade. They eventually settled on director Tim Burton, who had successfully modernized Batman just over a decade before. While profitable, audiences flung poo at the movie screens (metaphorically) and this rebooted vision terminated after one film. But was the movie as bad as its reputation? With your Gold Level donation to Now Playing Podcast you can listen and find out!

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