Saturday, 11 February 2012

Planet of the Apes - the undiscovered sequel

Fans will be excited to know that the already-crowded Planet of the Apes universe has another element. For Jeff's recent birthday, one of the presents was a DVD set of all the early Apes movies. As I wrapped it, I read the blurbs to the boys, and they were excited! When I suggested we do something creative (like nice birthday cards) they were already creating a stop-motion animated film. No, epic!

It took most of the day. There were story boards, stop motion shoots, special effects, dialogue recordings, sound effects recordings and of course a fancy cover! There is a montage too.

There's even a blurb:

"Totally a real movie"
"What makes a Planet of the Apes film better? A HUGE EXPLOSION!!! WOOOOO!!!"
"A dramatic and unexpected climactic finale to the Planet of the Apes saga"
"It's definitely a legit end."

Viewers may find some aspects of this film challenging, particularly the appearance for no reason of monkey pirates, the ninja, and the fact that the main human character is a mime. We can put much of this down to the fact that Lego is such darn'd fun to play with.

Happy Birthday Jeff, enjoy your movie.

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