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Watching the Heston version yesterday, it dawned on me, based on the final shot, the whole damned thing took place in NEW JERSEY!!

by Anonymousreply 3301/11/2013

Or worse, Staten Island.

Actually in the sequel it turns out they are in Manhattan.

by Anonymousreply 101/07/2013

And in the TV show version (They follow the film setting by a few decades, supposedly), hottie Jim Naughton and ape Urko get trapped in a subway, the Oakland 12th St. BART station!

by Anonymousreply 201/07/2013

Staten Island would breed a totally different kind of ape.

by Anonymousreply 301/07/2013

Op, you mean the apes evolved from the cast of "The Jersey Shore"?

by Anonymousreply 401/07/2013

And, to add to the inconsistency, the recent prequel has them originating in Marin County, CA.

by Anonymousreply 501/07/2013

If the Statue of Liberty survived how come nothing taller than it did?

by Anonymousreply 601/07/2013

You're asking for reality from a movie about talking monkeys.

by Anonymousreply 701/07/2013

R6 A ruined Statue of Liberty shows up in a lot of post apocalyptic films, I guess because its so iconic. The thing is, in a nuke blast, or earthquake or giant tsunami, it would be destroyed in seconds. The outer skin is about as thick as a penny.

by Anonymousreply 801/07/2013

No, R7, only asking the movie to obey its own reality. There are many dozen structures near the Statue of Liberty that are taller and more solidly built. But what circumstance could these have all been leveled while the statue remained in recognizable form? It's a fair question.

by Anonymousreply 901/07/2013

rolls eyes at r7.

by Anonymousreply 1001/07/2013

R10, don't be such a Mary monkey.

I've watched all the films and the TV show.

It's all marvelously inconsistent, including the multiple time loops of the 5-part films.

Beneath has NYC underground, while Lady Liberty's half submerged.

by Anonymousreply 1101/07/2013

R9 We are dealing with a story with the premise that three men, all scientists, land on a planet with the same atmosphere, the same gravitational pull and the same mass as Earth. It has the same atmosphere as Earth, orbits a sun the same size and distance as Earth's. It also has a moon that is the same size, same distance and IDENTICAL to Earth's moon. Plus, the planet is inhabited by beings that speak English. And yet, knowing all of this, these very very smart men never once figure out they are on Earth. If you can accept that, then certainly you can accept the Statue of Liberty being the only thing left standing.

by Anonymousreply 1201/07/2013

James Franciscus in a loincloth.

That's all I needed to know about the sequel.

by Anonymousreply 1301/07/2013

Victor Buono as a mutant removing his own face is all you need to know about the sequel.

My fave sequel is Beneath the Planet of the Apes. So funny and sad. I think Katharine Hepburn would have been a great addition to the series as a crotchety old bag of an ape.

by Anonymousreply 1401/07/2013

Planet of the Apes is a very entertaining movie but you do have to suspend disbelief, such as the astronauts never commenting on why the apes are all speaking English.

by Anonymousreply 1501/07/2013

"why the apes are all speaking English."

And why the fuck some of them are British, but live in New Jersey.

by Anonymousreply 1601/07/2013

Maybe the British ones are from Fort Lee.

by Anonymousreply 1701/07/2013

Get your hands off me you dirty ape or I will blow you away with my shotgun.

by Anonymousreply 1801/07/2013

Love the the first five minutes where Heston is giving a big monologue in the space capsule before it crashes while smoking a Cigar.

by Anonymousreply 1901/07/2013

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by Anonymousreply 2001/07/2013

They were in survival mode R20, they didn't have time to sit and stare at the moon.

by Anonymousreply 2101/08/2013

The Mandarin monkeys come from Edgewater.

by Anonymousreply 2201/08/2013

My favorite was Conquest of the Planet of the Apes. Though the first movie came in at a close second. As a little boy I loved the third movie because Zira and Cornelius had a little shopping/fashion montage.

by Anonymousreply 2301/08/2013

[quote]Maybe the British ones are from Fort Lee.

No. The ones from Ft Lee are Korean.

by Anonymousreply 2401/08/2013

Escape from the Planet of the Apes is the shopping montage. I love that film.

by Anonymousreply 2501/08/2013

"mmmm....grape juice PLUS!"

by Anonymousreply 2601/08/2013

It's a tossup, R13. Yes, the sequel had Franciscus in a loincloth, but original Planet of the Apes had all 3 astronauts' bareass naked, and a bareass Charlton Heston bound and interrogated by the evil apes.

by Anonymousreply 2701/09/2013

Who the fuck wanted to see NRA Heston's ass?

by Anonymousreply 2801/09/2013

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by Anonymousreply 2901/09/2013

While the English language has evolved over the centuries, I bet with the vast records we now have and maintain -- movies, tv, books, plays, the bible -- language evolution will be much slower in the future.

by Anonymousreply 3001/09/2013

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by Anonymousreply 3101/09/2013

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by Anonymousreply 3201/11/2013

R29 and r32, see r30 about the future evolution of language.

by Anonymousreply 3301/11/2013
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