“Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” out in theaters today, promises a full-scale reboot to one of the most classic science fiction film franchises of all time. But it’s not without some winks and nods to the past. Indeed, there’s plenty of old school material for longtime “Apes” fans to go bananas over. Click the video below and read on for five Easter Eggs from the latest “Apes” adventure!
Lost In Space!
The original “Planet of the Apes” tells the story of an astronaut crew that crash lands on a world dominated by highly evolved apes. That’s not the plot here, but perhaps it’ll serve as a launch point for a sequel based on two separate shout-outs to the original film’s story.
Anyone who’s even somewhat familiar with the “Apes” franchise can remember the iconic visual of the Statue of Liberty from the original films. We won’t spoil the moment for you, but the creators of “Rise” definitely had fun playing with that powerful iconography in their new movie.
My Two Apes
Motion capture master Andy Serkis plays Caesar in “Rise,” but he’s not the only ape running around this reboot. Two of Caesar’s closest chimp pals are Maurice and Buck, both of whom are named after actors Maurice Evans and Buck Kartalian from the previous “Apes” films. Yet another nice nod to the past!
Speaking of the original “Apes” cast, even Charlton Heston gets a “Rise” out of the new movie, but his appearance is incredibly brief. If you blink, or if you change the channel (hint hint), you’ll miss it.
Damn Dirty Quotes
It wouldn’t be a damn dirty “Apes” movie without a damn dirty shout-out to one of the franchise’s most classic lines. As far as who gets to say that choice piece of dialogue, you’ll just have to see the movie to find out!
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