Hear me out: why Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes isn’t a bad movie

The latest in our series of writers standing up for loathed films is an impassioned defence of the 2001 take on the 60s classicTim Burton’s Planet of the Apes is a remake that has the forward momentum and expansive qualities of a sequel; a love letter assuming a familiarity with the 1968 sci-fi classic, counting on our expectations so that it could playfully thwart them.The 20-year-old Planet of the Apes was the best version of fan service, arriving well before we knew what fan service would be: think recent franchise sequels like Star Wars: The Force Awakens or Jurassic World that are precious about colouring within the lines, often behaving more like remakes than Burton’s Apes.

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