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Franchise Detours

May 5, 2023

After the disappointment of Battle for the Planet of the Apes, the franchise limped on in the form of two short-lived television series. First came 1974's live-action Planet of the Apes TV series, followed the next year by the animated project Return to the Planet of the Apes. Neither caught on with fans, and despite a long development, a new film didn't arrive until 2001.

Lauren Knight of That Movie Is Fine joins the show to discuss director Tim Burton's "reimagining" of Planet of the Apes. We'll discuss the movie's poor reputation despite box office success, the performances by the likes of Mark Wahlberg and Tim Roth, and of course, that mystifying twist ending.

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