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March 26th, 2010

The Entirety of the Planet of the Apes

A fascinating endeavor: two people are planning on watching all of the Planet of the Apes movies and cartoons in chronological order. The whole thing will take 48 hours and it starts tonight.

Why chronological, in lieu of theatrical release, order? After all, these things get really crappy really fast.

The solution to the quality quandary came by a pure stroke of luck. In a review of UPA on Amazon.com, a person known only as “V. R. Suarez” suggested the movies could be watched in Earth Chronological Order (ECO). In other words, watch the set in the order they would have happened in linear time on the planet, not the order in which they were released to the public at large. An interesting idea since a key aspect of the Apes movies, and they way they are inter-connected, involves time travel. By watching in ECO, the original Ape films would no longer be ordered 1 – 5, but instead get viewed 3, 4, 5; then 1 and 2.

B1-66er [one of the viewers] explains, “I don’t want to give away plot lines to any of the movies for people who have not seen them, but this ordering makes sense and would be cool.”

I remember having gobs of time to do stuff like this. On the other hand, I think I’d be better at 48 hours of killing time on the web. (Link via suttonhoo.)

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

Ryan March 28, 2010, 12:29 am

I applaud well-thought out movie marathons such as this.

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