The Cinephile Hissy Fit Evaluates The Planet of the Apes Reboots

Andy Serkis in War for the Planet of the Apes. Image courtesy of IMDb Pro.

The summer of 2024 is in full swing and Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes has arrived at the May box office. It extends a very successful trilogy that rebooted a franchise with fresh prequels. Between the hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, we have a fan of the old and one for the new. It was high time to talk that out in the orbit of the new movie.

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For their 157th episode, two primate film critics, two hairy dads, and two ape-ish teachers, Will Johnson and Don Shanahan, collect their thoughts on the Planet of the Apes reboot trilogy covering 2014’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, 2017’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and 2019’s War for the Planet of the Apes. Will has been a fan of the original series. Stepping into this century, he was a longtime listener/first-time caller for this trilogy while Don puts it in the pantheon of great movie trilogies. This was a solid homework assignment on the heels of this summer’s Kingdom for the Planet of the Apes. Hear them monkey around! Come learn more and stay for the mutual love and respect for the fun movies encapsulate. Enjoy our podcast!

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Written by Don Shanahan

DON SHANAHAN is a Chicago-based Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic writing here on Film Obsessive as the Editor-in-Chief and Content Supervisor for the film department. He also writes for his own website, Every Movie Has a Lesson. Don is one of the hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast on the Ruminations Radio Network and sponsored by Film Obsessive. As a school teacher by day, Don writes his movie reviews with life lessons in mind, from the serious to the farcical. He is a proud director and one of the founders of the Chicago Indie Critics and a voting member of the nationally-recognized Critics Choice Association, Online Film Critics Society, North American Film Critics Association, International Film Society Critics Association, Internet Film Critics Society, Online Film and TV Association, and the Celebrity Movie Awards.

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