As the title indicates J.J. Abrams new show Revolution is due this September, Jon Favreau introduced the pilot to the fans at Comic Con, he said that it was still a ruff cut and some changes would be made. First of all I want to say that I love anything J.J. Abrams does all the way from Lost to Star Trek, but I do have some complaints about this show. The premise of the show is that the Earth is suddenly without electricity, which is reveled in the first five minutes, then jumps 15 years later and the villian Giancarlo Esposito is looking for a man of which might know something about as to why there is no power. Billy Burke of twilight fame stars as the protagonist with a past. Some scenes dragged and other were pretty predictable. One major complaint of mine, imagine a world without power...ok...now can you believe that the women in this program have perfectly brushed hair and clean faces wearing nice leather jackets...The men except for one have perfectly shaven faces. Some of the costumes look to perfect for being a world without power. Post apocalypse? I thought they would have had this down already being that Abrams was involved with Lost. Additionally the fight scenes were kind of mediocre and unsurprising. Check out the trailer below and decide for yourself, I'm gonna have to watch more in order to see if this one grows on me.
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After all the movies I saw this summer, I have to honestly say I did not expect much from this particular release. In the beginning I asked myself why is the story taking place on Earth? Especially when the past films make a point in taking place on other planets. The trailer also pretty much gave away the whole premise for this movie, which any other time, I would say is a bad move. And not to mention the CGI apes which seemed like somewhat of a disconnect before even seeing the film, but actually turned out to be pretty damn good. This movie well done to the point that it keeps you interested despite of what you may know about the plot. The performances are solid from Andy Serkis who plays the ape named Caeser, James Franco also is believable as the genius scientist behind all the developments. Nods to the original Planet of the Apes was given in the form of quotes that include "It's a mad house!" and "Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!" both made famous by Charlton Heston in the first film. The rhythm of the film is constant and leads to one of the smartest ending conclusions I've seen on screen in a long time. Pay attention to ties to the original film in the form of breaking news within the movie. Will there be another film to follow?...That depends on whether or not they get funding but this film can definitely stand on its own or breath life back into the story most of us got upset about with Tim Burtons 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes. Bottom line go see this movie, you will not be disappointed as will the fans of the original.