Review, in haiku: ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’

I finally got around to seeing “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” I’ve written a review in the form of a haiku, which is, of course, the ancient Japanese art of paper-folding:

Easily the best
‘Apes’ movie since the first one,
which, be honest, sucked.

20 thoughts on “Review, in haiku: ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’

    1. Heston kind of has a cameo, and someone says the line about damned dirty apes, and there’s a chimp called Bright Eyes, and some other nods to the 50-year-old fanboys in the audience.

    1. It is what it is. Don’t expect anything more. There’s no payoff to the subplots about James Franco’s girlfriend, his father or the guy who runs the supposed ape sanctuary. They’re there to serve the plot and that’s all.

  1. What I really like, Todd, is how the way your post was made to look like a movie poster using the ancient Japanese art of paper folding. Brilliant.

  2. Great haiku and review! I’m still trying to forget the first movie, but will probably be forced by my family to watch this one when it’s on Netflix. I think Hollywood should let sleeping apes lie.

    1. The first one really was a product of its time. This one seems more like a business decision, like some guy in marketing said, “Hey, people still know the brand. If you make a movie, we can sell a bunch of tickets and merchandise.”

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