Gorilla Warfare

Tim Burton monkeys around with an icon. But is it evolution?

Monkeyshines: Apes still can't keep their damn dirty 
paws off of humans in Tim Burton's new Planet of 
the Apes.
David James
Monkeyshines: Apes still can't keep their damn dirty paws off of humans in Tim Burton's new Planet of the Apes.

Speaking of which, Burton's version also comes with its own "shocker" finale -- its own Statue of Liberty -- but it has all the impact of a grain of sand falling to earth. It feels only like a tossed-off, tacked-on ending, and it nearly betrays all of the goodwill the first 115 minutes engender. It makes no sense within the continuity of the movie and smacks of a franchise finale; it's a conclusion in search of a sequel, and it escorts the audience out of the theater with a shrug instead of a shock. It's enough to drive anyone apeshit.

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