What seemed like a joke when it was announced at SDCC 2014, finally debuted this week, as Kirk and the Enterprise crew of Star Trek: TOS crossover with Cornelius, Dr. Zaius, and “Take your paws off me” himself George Taylor of the original 1968 Planet of the Apes film in the team-up that no one expected. While there’s a few things that simply baffle me about even the notion of this crossover, it makes pretty good sense when you really think about, is a solid precedent for more great mash-ups, and issue #1 of the series turned out to be a surprisingly well delivered story with solid art. Continue reading Review: Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive #1
New Comics Wednesday is upon us again, and some of us here at Outright Geekery are running down the top pick on our comic stacks for this week. What are you looking forward to reading this week? Continue reading Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: December 31st, 2014
Comic Con International in San Diego has come and gone, but we’re still all giddy about all the news that came from the hype-fest that is SDCC. TV, Movies, Toys, and, yes, of course, Comics were all everybody I know has been talking about for the past few days. While I lean a bit more toward the comic books news, I also had some other top choices of news tidbits from the show. So, without further ado, we don’t put that cosplay outfit away just yet, wish we’d have seen just one more panel, and try to get that smell out of our nostrils, with Outright Geekery’s Top o’ the Lot: My Favorite SDCC Announcements. Continue reading Top o’ the Lot: My Favorite SDCC Announcements
There’s been some big news from San Diego about all kinds of great comic book news from the Big 2 publishers and others, but if I had to pick just one from each, these were my favorites. Continue reading News: SDCC 2014 Friday’s Best Hits – Comics
First off, let me say that this movie has nothing to do with the 2001 Mark Wahlberg / Tim Burton remake. In Fact, this movie is done in such a way that, you can follow the plot line having never seen any of the “Planet of the Apes” movies. This my friends is a good thing.
My recommendation = Go See in theaters! (3D optional)
The story was a well done tale about two characters struggling to develop a piece between two mistrusting factions after a super flu wipes out 99.8% of the worlds population. It just so happens that one of the factions is a group of super intelligent apes. The other faction is a pocket of human survivors hold up in a San Francisco quarantine zone set up by the CDC.
The story starts out in the home of the apes 10 years after the end of the world. A small group of humans stumble across the apes, kicking off a chain of events that leads to political turmoil on both sides. From that moment on the story switches back and forth between the two tribes. The momentum of the story keeps building never leaving you board or waiting.
The special effects were amazingly well done by Weta (that’s right the LotR people). All the apes were done with Motion Capture, with Andy Serkis playing the main Ape Ceaser.
All in All this movie: hits all the action beats it needs to, gives you great fight scenes, has believable dialog, and cg special effects so good that you don’t notice the cg, doesn’t feel like a sequel. While the 3D is great I don’t think you would lose any thing bye seeing it in 2D.
I really only have one complaint about the movie and that is that it did not have a teaser at the end of the credits.
Synopsis – “A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.” – by Twentieth Century Fox