Friday, 6 March 2015

planet of the apes

On Saturday 14 February we had a romantic Valentine's Day evening in, the three of us, eating ready meals and watching the original Charlton Heston Planet Of The Apes. I'd never seen it, though turned out Bethan realised she had. It was just okay; I wasn't expecting it to be such a clumsily heavy-handed satire on racism and religion; I was also surprised how unsympathetic Charlton Heston's character was. Also of course one of those films whose ending is so iconic that it's impossible not to know that it's coming.