If you were to talk about a science fiction movie that changed Hollywood forever, most people would assume you’re talking about Star Wars (1977)
— and rightfully so. Star Wars did change everything (and The Empire Strikes Back
just celebrated its 40th anniversary
). However, there is another science fiction film that also changed Hollywood forever… nine years earlier. That movie was Planet of the Apes (1968)
In today’s movie culture, it’s easy to overlook the groundbreaking brilliance of the original Planet of the Apes, as we’re faced with the equally groundbreaking new trilogy. Rise
, and War for the Planet of the Apes
changed the game with its use of motion capture technology and its photorealistic visual effects. The new trilogy made huge advancements in CG animation, and have their place in cinematic history.