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CT How does Ape Trilogy compare to Classic Star Wars Trilogy?

Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by Bob the X-Winger, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. Bob the X-Winger

    Bob the X-Winger Jedi Knight star 3

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    Just got back from watching War For The Planet of the Apes. Comparing it to the Star Wars Trilogy do you feel it succeeded in capturing the mood of the times. I found it to be awesome. CGI was great but i digress. Has a very solid story about a relatable human like Ape. In the Star Wars Saga you see similar style with all those aliens acting and behaving like everyday people. The difference appears to me to be the action is more pronounced in the Star Wars Saga whereas the Ape Trilogy emphasises drama. The two Trilogies are good comparisons as they are both so similar and yet different at the same time.
     
  2. PymParticles

    PymParticles Cruel but Fair Tyrant of New Films star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    I think both trilogies are too different to compare, to be honest.
     
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  3. Bordell Eli

    Bordell Eli Jedi Youngling

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    Night and Day dude. The only thing that they have in common. Is that they are both works of fiction.
     
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  4. MrMojoRisin

    MrMojoRisin Jedi Master star 4

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    They're both good trilogies.....
     
  5. Rickleo123

    Rickleo123 Jedi Knight star 3

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    One is a work of cinematic genius that will forever stand the test of time in Star Wars. The other has one amazing film and two above average blockbusters. I dont think they are even in the same territory. Time will tell I guess.
     
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  6. ezekiel22x

    ezekiel22x Force Ghost star 5

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    I think Apes is more relevant, although the OT surely wins in terms of nostalgia and for being cinematic comfort food. I agree that I never considered comparing the two despite that they're both effects heavy SF films.
     
  7. MrMojoRisin

    MrMojoRisin Jedi Master star 4

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    Relevant to what? That word is thrown around so much nowadays. I don't think it means what most people think it means.....
     
  8. Bob the X-Winger

    Bob the X-Winger Jedi Knight star 3

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    Not only are they both Sci-Fi they both are War Epics hence the title in the name and revolve around the journey of the main characters. Star Wars has Luke, Leia, Han, Obi Wan and Vader all developed while in the Apes we see each of the Apes all CGI given screen time and the viewer is taken into the world. Kinda of like Star Wars if R2D2, C-3PO and Chewbacca were central characters of the story put front and centre.
     
  9. ezekiel22x

    ezekiel22x Force Ghost star 5

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    Relevant is not hard to define. It means appropriate to the current time. Style wise and in terms of the narrative and its themes, Apes makes me think about the real world despite all its fantastic elements. The OT, not nearly as much.
     
  10. MrMojoRisin

    MrMojoRisin Jedi Master star 4

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    Relevant: "closely connected or appropriate to what is being done or considered". It is not relevant to space operas, it is not relevant to candy bars or clothing. It is not relevant to classic rock. Had you asked if it were more relevant to the current time than Star Wars, I would have agreed with you a bit more.
     
  11. ezekiel22x

    ezekiel22x Force Ghost star 5

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    I didn't ask anything in the first place. I'm sorry I wasn't more specific. In the discussion circles I frequent, "relevancy" is most often understood to refer to contemporary issues (social, political, environmental, etc.) rather than candy bars.
     
  12. MrMojoRisin

    MrMojoRisin Jedi Master star 4

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    Apology accepted Captain Needa. And might I add, nice touch with the candy bars reference. Certainly relevant to the previous statement.
     
  13. Lt. Hija

    Lt. Hija Jedi Master star 4

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    From what I read many years ago, we should be grateful for the original Planet of the Apes movie series, because otherwise 20th Century Fox might have had second thoughts ever financing an adventure like Star Wars.

    It's also obvious that the first Planet of the Apes film - just like Star Wars - was a standalone film with nobody seriously considering a sequel, back then.
     
  14. Bob the X-Winger

    Bob the X-Winger Jedi Knight star 3

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    Sci Fi was only getting off the ground back then when Planet of the Apes came around it paved the way for later works such as Star Wars itself, Star Trek The Motion Picture & Alien. Although of the 4 Star Wars focused less on the Sci-Fi element.