Film Sack 16: “The one about Planet of the Apes”

Welcome to episode 16. Today, we discuss the 1968’s, “Planet of the Apes”.

Not familiar with the movie? Take a look at IMDB for more information.

Join me, Randy, Brian and Ibbott while we pound some sand.

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Up next episode? 1986’s Howard the Duck.

16 thoughts on “Film Sack 16: “The one about Planet of the Apes”

  1. I really thought Charles said “you can have my gun when you pry it from my cold dead body” which yes i know i said in some other speach but i really thought i stole it from this movie….ah well

  2. When you talked about Heston being a strange hero, since he is so unlikeable, it was like a revelation. Yes, when I think about it I feel exactly the same. But even with Ben Hur. Thinking about this I realised this was probably the thing with Ben Hur, that always disturbed be, but where I could never put my finger on.

    Good show, good flow, although Randy was a bit quiet, wasn’t he?

  3. So what kind of out-of-solar-system space expedition doesn’t wake up the captain when they approach planetary orbit?

  4. Another great episode! I for one very much appreciated that you knocked around the film with a loving touch–I think that “Planet of the Apes” is an essential classic, despite all its flaws (such as how the movie spends 30 minutes+ with them farting around the desert and having naked swims).

    This weekend I saw “Dirty Harry” for the first time, and I actually was struck by how similar Taylor and Harry are–not admirable leading men, but also not quite unlikable either. I wonder if it was some national malaise that would be symbolized by Watergate (which if course happened after both films).

    By the way, I hope you guys go (relatively) easy on Howard the Duck for the next show. I was probably 8 or 9 when I first saw it, and for all its absolutely stupid parts it holds a special place in my heart. “Circular Italian food objects,” anyone?

  5. Have to admit, I wasn’t expecting this classic to show up on the film sack list. It’s good to actually have a very popular movie once in a while in the midst of all the obscure ones.

    Was a good, entertaining episode. Just have to mention that the Film Sack Checklist has been falling on its face for the movies before 1980. My boobie collection has also been scant as of late.

    Aslo, I think you’ve mentioned it before, but you guys need to do Soylent Green some time.

  6. Oh and by the way Scott Don’t know if you just missed this one, but its perfect for film sack, “Mega Shark Vs. Giant Squid” think about it….

  7. Thank you for talking about the unlikabily of Heston, Why he gets credit as some sort of master thesbian is beyond me. There is no role Heston played that William Shatner could not play as well or better.

  8. Thank you for talking about the unlikeable of Heston, Why he gets credit as some sort of master thespian is beyond me. There is no role Heston played that William Shatner could not play as well or better.

    ACTING!
    BRILLIANT!!

  9. You maniacs, you blew it up. Oh damn you, goddamn you all to hell !

    Best quote made by Fletcher sofar.

  10. Anyone else thought the score sounded a lot like The Twilight Zone? That dischordant sound. Just wondered if Rod Serling had any influence.

    I admit, Chuck wasn’t likable. I’ve never watched any of his films I realize (this is the first one), but I find it perfect for Taylor.

    Thanks, guys, for making me watch this. I should have watched this long ago.

  11. Guys, Filmsack is awesome, this one and Excaliber have been my favorites. I think you need to do a “John Carpenter Arc” of “Escape From New York”, “The Thing” and “Big Trouble in Little China”

  12. Es ist zu einer bekannten Zeitschrift sein, voll von Celebrity Gossip, Style-Tipps, etc. Suggest so viele wie du willst, aber ich würde gerne wissen, was man Ihrer Meinung nach die beste ist. Hilfe bitte!

  13. “And that concludes my final log. If the doctor’s theory is correct, Earth has already aged 700 years since we left, which means I’ve probably outlived all of the Rolling Stones!”

    “On Earth there was no one to hold, which is why I went into rocket with two other men and a woman, because in space, no one can judge me!”

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