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Lessons from Apes

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , on 09/03/2014 by Taylor Holt


Now that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has been out a couple months and I’ve had time to discern whether or not it was a good popcorn movie or a good movie altogether, it’s time to write about it. Sure, I’ve reviewed it and there wasn’t much to criticize with great acting and special effects, but what can we actually learn from it?

Thankfully, Dawn is one of those Sci-fi movies that takes us back to when the genre was full of societal commentary underneath the spaceships or talking apes, etc. Here are some things I really appreciated not from a critical standpoint, but a personal one.

Dawn is a story where the simplest themes say the most. Continue reading

Movie Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , on 07/11/2014 by Taylor Holt

Stars: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief strong language, Running time 130 minutes, Action/Sci-fi/Drama

Compare to: Jurassic Park: The Lost World (1997), District 9 (2009)

Sequels are tricky, but they’re even trickier when the reboot of a beloved franchise was better than expected and new expectations are much higher. Add a hundred CG apes into it and you’ve got a Summer sequel itching to knock Transformers off it’s high horse. Or transforming T-rex, whatever.

With Ape imitator extraordinaire Andy Serkis leading the cast, and a decent human cast at that, Dawn isn’t perfect but it’s got what you need to satisfy your Action/Sci-fi needs. Continue reading

MBTI: Can Caesar Be Typed?

Posted in MBTI Stuff, MBTI Whatever with tags , , , on 06/25/2014 by Taylor Holt


*Updated 8/11/2015- Scroll to the bottom!*

If you’re anything like me, 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes was unexpectedly pretty friggin’ good. I was expecting to see a mess of a film created to cash in on an old property but was pleasantly surprised. It has it’s share of issues sure, but overall I think we got more than we expected.

I know you’ve normally come to expect nothing but literary gold from me so I want to keep that tradition alive- Can this fictional ape be given a personality from a system many say doesn’t even work? Let’s find out. Continue reading